Police-involved shooting with one fatality under investigation

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Jan. 29 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a police-involved shooting that resulted in two people being shot. They have been identified as Andrew J. Dixon, 35, and Gregory Griffin, 46, both of Newark. Dixon is in critical condition at University […]

Authorities investigate fatal car crash in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose III announced that authorities are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Jan. 25. At approximately 5:20 a.m., Newark police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Bergen Street and Madison Avenue on reports of a […]

University Hospital honored at NCJW/Essex opening event

LIVINGSTON, NJ — University Hospital in Newark was presented the Helen D. Schwartz Memorial Crystal Award at the NCJW/Essex opening event on Oct. 23 at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park. This award honors an individual, agency or corporation making an impact in the community and exemplifying the goals and purposes of the National Council […]

Reward for information on murder increased

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced recently that Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program has increased the reward from up to $10,000 to up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Deborah Burton, a 62-year-old […]

NJ Transit police to conduct emergency response drill on Newark Light Rail

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management, together with federal, state, county and local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, May 12, near the Newark Light Rail Atlantic Street station beginning at 8 a.m. The drill, which will gauge responses to a simulated transportation incident, will take […]

Elderly pedestrian hit by motor vehicle on PVW

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An 83-year-old West Orange resident was struck by a car in the area of Pleasant Valley Way and Eagle Rock Avenue on Thursday, Nov. 30, while crossing the street. According to a press release from the town, the accident happened at approximately 6:30 p.m., when the car made a left turn […]

High school student struck and killed on way home from prom

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced June 2 that 17-year-old Christopher Gibbs, a senior at Barringer High School in Newark, was struck by a tractor trailer crossing McCarter Highway near 4th Avenue at approximately 11:30 p.m. on June 1. Gibbs was returning home […]