Comic book artist admits to distribution of child pornography

Comic book artist admits to distribution of child pornography

NEWARK, NJ — A comic book artist from West Orange admitted on Sept. 17 to distributing thousands of images and videos of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Timothy Yates, 31, of West Orange, pleaded guilty Sept. 17 before Senior U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court to an information […]

Maplewoodians unite artists to protest family separations

Burstein, McGhee plan to expand project to other issues

Maplewoodians unite artists to protest family separations

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A haunting painting of President Donald Trump, with bright orange skin and disheveled blond hair, devouring a small child’s body brought two Maplewood residents together to launch a new website Saturday, June 23. The artwork, featuring the words “where are the children” in response to the Trump administration’s Zero Tolerance policy, sparked […]

McKeon measure takes stance against ICE arrests at courthouses

TRENTON, NJ — On Thursday, June 15, the Assembly Judiciary Committee approved a measure, AR-268, sponsored by Chairman John McKeon, opposing the dramatic increase in arrests on courthouse premises across the country by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The legislation was prompted by a hearing that McKeon’s committee held last week on the […]

East Orange man sentenced to 10 years in state prison

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Jan. 27 that an Essex County man was sentenced to state prison in connection with a major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring that stole high-end cars in New Jersey and New York and shipped them to West Africa. The man was indicted last year […]

Maplewood to vote on remaining ‘welcoming community’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Tomorrow, Jan. 17, the Maplewood Township Committee will vote on a resolution to express Maplewood’s commitment to equal, respectful and dignified treatment of all people, regardless of their immigration status, and to remain a welcoming community. At its Dec. 6, 2016, meeting, the committee discussed the merits of becoming a “sanctuary city,” […]

Indictment charges 21 with racketeering following carjacking ring investigation

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy announced April 29 that 21 people have been indicted on first-degree charges of racketeering, conspiracy and money laundering for allegedly operating a major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring that stole luxury cars from suburbs along the Route 17 corridor in New Jersey and neighboring New […]

East Orange man is one of three sentenced for carjacking

EAST ORANGE/NEWARK, NJ — Three men were sentenced to state prison on Friday, March 18, for their roles in a major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring that stole high-end cars in New Jersey and New York and shipped them to West Africa, by Superior Court Judge Stuart Peim in Union County: Kurtis Bossie, […]