Nursing asst. charged with killing nursing home resident

NEWARK, NJ — Certified nursing assistant Monique Beaucejour, 46, of Bloomfield, has been charged with reckless manslaughter for causing the death of 85-year-old Fannie McClain, according to acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II in an Aug. 16 press release.   McClain, who previously lived in Bloomfield, was a resident at the Waterview Nursing Home located […]

31-year-old man dies of gunshot wounds in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced Aug. 15 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Anthony Starks, 31, of Newark. On Aug. 14 at approximately 5:30 […]

Teenager stabbed to death in Irvington following dispute

IRVINGTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Irvington Police Director Tracy Bowers announced Aug. 15 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating a homicide in Irvington. Shaquan N. Kearson, 18, of Irvington, was fatally stabbed Aug. 14 during an altercation in the 700 block of Springfield […]

Hillside man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Paul L. Boykins, 34, of Hillside, is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, according to a press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony […]

Teenage woman shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The fatal shooting of Nakiyyah Miller, 18, of Newark, on Aug. 9 is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, according to a press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. Two males were also shot but they […]

AG task force investigates fatal police-involved shooting in Irvington

AG task force investigates fatal police-involved shooting in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Attorney General’s Shooting Response Task Force is conducting an investigation of a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred Aug. 8 on Myrtle Avenue in Irvington. Officers of the Irvington Police Department responded to a shooting in which a gunman shot and fatally wounded another civilian. During the encounter with the gunman, three […]

Double homicide in Maplewood

Comedy club owner, au pair slain; police arrest Elizabeth man for killings

Double homicide in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The SOMA community was stunned Saturday by the news of a double homicide. Just one day later, law enforcement arrested the alleged perpetrator, but the quiet Maplewood neighborhood where the attacks occurred is still shaken. Shortly after 6 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, Maplewood police officers responded to the area of Walton […]

29-year-old Newark man shot to death

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating a fatal shooting, according to an Aug. 7 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. On Aug. 6, at approximately 6 p.m., Newark police officers responded to a report of a […]