Bloomfield police to take part in statewide end-of-summer crackdown

Bloomfield police to take part in statewide end-of-summer crackdown

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Law enforcement officials from the Bloomfield Police Department will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of summer “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning Aug. 19 and continuing through Sept. 5, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation […]

Acting AG announces grants to expand summer programs for at-risk youth

Acting AG announces grants to expand summer programs for at-risk youth

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced July 1 that the Juvenile Justice Commission, in conjunction with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee, has awarded 19 grants totaling more than $313,000 to police departments, schools and nonprofit organizations across the state to expand summer programs for at-risk youth. The grants provide […]

East Orange man admits conspiracy to commit racketeering

NEWARK, NJ — Ali Hill, 29, of East Orange, admitted conspiring to murder a federal witness to protect a drug-trafficking enterprise of which he was a member, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced June 29. Hill pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to one count of a superseding indictment charging him with […]

State launches 2022 ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt campaign

State launches 2022 ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt campaign

TRENTON, NJ — As fatal crashes continue to climb in New Jersey, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety announced the start of New Jersey’s annual “Click it or Ticket” enforcement mobilization targeting drivers and passengers who don’t buckle up. This year, a record 145 law enforcement agencies have […]

Local first responder heroes receive Valor Awards

Local first responder heroes receive Valor Awards

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Two Hundred Club of Essex County held its 56th annual Valor Awards presentation at Nanina’s in the Park, Belleville, on May 10. Since 1966, the organization has provided assistance to dependents of Essex County police officers and firefighters, and New Jersey state troopers, who have lost their lives in the line […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, the Essex County Division of Community Health and Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day […]

One dead in Bloomfield triple shooting

One dead in Bloomfield triple shooting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Bloomfield Police Chief Samuel DeMaio announced in an April 11 press release that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Bloomfield Police Department are investigating a triple shooting that resulted in one death. On Sunday, April 10, Christian Lisaldes Perez, […]

State kicks off distracted-driving awareness campaign and crackdown

State kicks off distracted-driving awareness campaign and crackdown

TRENTON, NJ — Kicking off National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety recently announced the results of a 2021 study, which found that, at any given time, one in five drivers on selected high-crash corridors in New Jersey were driving while distracted. […]

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