Man sentenced to 26 years for killing NJIT student

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Feb. 7 that Taquan Harris, 24, of Newark, was sentenced to 26 years in New Jersey State Prison for the fatal shooting of New Jersey Institute of Technology student Joseph Micalizzi, 23, of Freehold. Presiding Criminal Division Judge Ronald D. Wigler also sentenced […]

East Orange woman arrested for fatal hit and run of NJIT student

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and New Jersey Institute of Technology Police Chief Joseph Marswillo announced Nov. 28 that Brianna Williams, 21, of East Orange, was arrested for the fatal hit and run that resulted in the death of NJIT student Naomi R. Segura, 25, of Byram Township. On […]

NJIT student killed in hit and run in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and New Jersey Institute of Technology Police Chief Joseph Marswillo announced Nov. 14 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a fatal hit and run that resulted in the death of NJIT student Naomi R. Segura, 25, of Byram Township. On Tuesday, Nov. […]

County honors residents at Jewish Heritage Celebration

NEWARK, NJ — The annual Essex County Annual Jewish Heritage Celebration on Monday, April 30, recognized the influence and positive impact that Jewish people have had, and continue to have, on the economy and culture of Essex County. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Star of Essex Awards to Joel Bloom, […]

50th Maple Leaf Award recognizes community service

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, May 6, Joan Crystal, Cynthia Thompson and the Maplewood Garden Club will be honored as recipients of the Maple Leaf Award for volunteer and community service. “This year’s Maple Leaf Award recipients include relatively long-time residents of Maplewood,” Maple Leaf Awards Chairwoman Mary Devon O’Brien said in a press release. […]

First statewide civic tech competition in NJ

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey unveils Coding for Community, and New Jersey-wide civic tech competition — the first of its kind. “We’re pairing municipalities with technology professionals and students to develop real solutions for local sustainability and public engagement issues,” Lauren Skowronski, director for community engagement for Sustainable Jersey, said in a press release. Professional […]

NJIT, Kean co-host inaugural computer science education awards ceremony

UNION, NJ — There’s no shortage of accolades in Hollywood, with the Oscars, Tonys, Grammys and Emmys. “But what about the teachers?” asked West Orange resident James Geller, a computer science professor and associate dean of research at New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Ying Wu College of Computing Sciences. Geller decided to organize an award […]

Students ready for annual Ping Pong in the Park competition  

NEWARK, NJ – Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is the newcomer on a roster of six Newark-based colleges and universities set to compete in Ping Pong in the Park, the second annual table tennis tournament, on Thursday, April 14, in Military Park, 51 Park Place, Newark. Hosted by the Cultural Legacy Committee of the Women’s […]