Former employee of Rutgers Medical School sentenced to 5 years

Former employee of Rutgers Medical School sentenced to 5 years

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced May 15 that Sondra Bell, 55, of Newark, was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison for stealing more than $87,000 from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, where she was employed for 24 years as an administrative assistant. Assistant Prosecutor Walter Dirkin, […]

NJAW to grant $8.1K to West Orange

NJAW to grant $8.1K to West Orange

CAMDEN, NJ — As water utility providers across the nation celebrated Drinking Water Week from May 5 to 11, New Jersey American Water announced the recipients of its 2019 Environmental Grant Program awards. This year, the company has awarded a total of $27,404 to three distinguished organizations and community groups — including the West Orange […]

Maplewood raises colorectal cancer awareness

Maplewood raises colorectal cancer awareness

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Wednesday, March 27, Maplewood Township and SOMA Two Towns for All Ages partnered with various organizations, including ScreenNJ, a collaborative program led by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, to raise awareness for colorectal cancer and to encourage screenings. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death after lung […]

‘Transit 101,’ all seniors need to know about getting around

‘Transit 101,’ all seniors need to know about getting around

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Rutgers NJTips, in partnership with SOMA Two Towns for All Ages, is offering local seniors a mobility and resource training program, “Transit 101 – Everything You Need to Know to Get Around.” Learn to plan transit trips, pay the fare and access your favorite places without a car. Part […]

Executed search warrants in Newark yield drugs, guns

Executed search warrants in Newark yield drugs, guns

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 14 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department and Rutgers Police Department, along with members of Newark Police Department’s Emergency Response Team, executed search […]

Ex-school security guard convicted of criminal trespass

Ex-school security guard convicted of criminal trespass

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Dec. 18 that an Essex County jury has convicted Steven Hightower, 49, of Vauxhall, of fourth degree criminal trespass following a trial before Superior Court Judge Nancy Sivilli. According to Assistant Prosecutor Donato D’Angelo, who tried the case, beginning Sept. 5, 2016, and […]

Cooperman honored with prestigious Max Sobel Award

Cooperman honored with prestigious Max Sobel Award

MILLBURN, NJ — The Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey has chosen Neil D. Cooperman as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Max Sobel Award for Outstanding Service and Leadership in mathematics education. Cooperman is currently a mathematics teacher and department chair at Millburn High School; formerly, Cooperman, a graduate of Columbia High School, […]

Caldwell man arrested with assault weapons

Caldwell man arrested with assault weapons

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced on Oct. 3 that Paul Aguilar, 47, of Caldwell, was arrested and charged with possession of assault weapons and drug paraphernalia. Detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, whose members include officers from Newark, East Orange and Rutgers University police […]

WOHS seniors to present at MIT conference

WOHS seniors to present at MIT conference

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School seniors Max Dickman and Morriel Kasher have been selected along with their teams to present at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2018 IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference on Oct. 5 to 7 in Cambridge, Mass. Dickman and his team will present “Synthesis and Characterization of Simplified […]

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