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 […]

Law enforcement officers and firefighters to be presented with medals for bravery

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County, which was founded in 1966 to assist the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, will hold its 56th annual Valor Awards luncheon on Tuesday, May 10, at Nanina’s in the Park, 540 Mill St. in Belleville. The cocktail reception […]

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 […]

Irvington man shot to death in East Orange

Irvington man shot to death in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the East Orange Police Department are investigating the fatal shooting of Gregory Evens, 46, of Irvington, according to an April 25 press release from the ECPO. On Sunday, April 24, at approximately 7:30 p.m., East Orange police were dispatched to Sunnyside […]

West Orange man arrested in East Orange homicide case

West Orange man arrested in East Orange homicide case

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced April 25 that Darneill Thomas, 22, of West Orange, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Joshua Dessin, 19, of Orange. On Tuesday, March 15, at approximately 10:31 p.m., East Orange police were […]

60-year-old man shot to death in East Orange store

60-year-old man shot to death in East Orange store

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Monday, April 11, at approximately 12:45 p.m., an employee was shot to death in an East Orange store located at the corner of Springdale Avenue and Lincoln Street. Essex County Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson Katherine Carter told the Record-Transcript that the victim was Gregorio Reyes, 60, of Newark. According to surveillance […]

Elderly man killed in East Orange fire

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the East Orange Police and Fire departments are investigating a fatal fire that took the life of Albert Prince, 76, of East Orange, according to an April 11 press release from the ECPO. Prince was killed in the predawn hours of April 11 when a […]

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. […]

Essex County jury convicts Newark man of vehicular homicide

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury has convicted Najeeh Green, 30, of Newark, of vehicular homicide and other charges in connection with the death of Priscilla Godoy, a 29-year-old Newark mother, according to a March 31 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On May 5, 2018, Green was involved in a crime […]