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Developer Proposes 4 Residential Towers in Newark's West Ward

August 18, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A developer is seeking to build four residential towers - one that has a pool on the roof - in various parts of the West Ward that are dotted with dilapidated two and three-family homes.

MORE: Those Boarded-Up Homes in the West Ward? Newark Has a Plan for Them.

New West 1, based in Ramsey, had four applications seeking variances for the four residential buildings in ...

Maplewood Strollers Encourage All to Help Montclair Theatre's Flood Recovery Efforts

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Studio Players suffered significant damage to their facility during the flood last week that left parts of Montclair under water. As a result, they are now asking for community groups to assist them in the cleanup effort, and the Maplewood Strollers sent an email to their community asking all to lend a hand to support "our community theater players-in-arms in their time ...

Veteran Finds Home in IT at Panasonic

Newark boasts a large – and growing – tech force. Brainwalk, an occasional series, will introduce you to some of its rising stars.

Standing near his office on the tenth floor of the glass skyscraper housing Panasonic’s North American headquarters in Newark, Tyrell Cotten is distant -- about 6,500 miles -- from Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan, where he once served as part ...

Bus Returning From Newark Mayor’s Picnic Overturns on NJ Turnpike

Newark, NJ - Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials said.

Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic event was held at Black Bear Lake Country Club in Millstone. Around 5:30 p.m., a bus leaving the event with ...

Cedar Grove Assesses Damage from Flash Flooding

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove Police said the township is assessing the damage sustained during flash flooding which occurred Saturday afternoon.

Heavy rain fell causing severe flooding and making many roads impassable.  While the roads have now reopened, police said Department of Public Works employees are working to clear storm drains and remove debris from roadways.  

Police ...

Cedar Grove and Verona Police Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Cedar Grove and Verona police arrested a Hoboken man for bank robbery on Friday.

According to police reports, Frank R. Meletti, 52, attempted to rob Investors Bank located at 310 Pompton Ave. at approximately 10 a.m.  Meletti was taken into custody by Cedar Grove and Verona police officers.

The arrest resulted from a joint investigation by the ATF and FBI.

Essex County Summer Concert Series Continues in August

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Though Mother Nature has not made it easy, the 2018 Essex County Free Summer Music Series will continue through August.   Upcoming concerts feature International Food and Music Festival, Latino Festival, Kennedy Dancers and Alex Bugnon.

“Our Free Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage in venues throughout our ...

Livingston Community Mourns Loss of Two Livingston Students

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston-area residents are mourning the loss of Isabella Brodsky, 17, and Matthew Poole, 18, two rising Livingston High School seniors who unexpectedly died on Tuesday night after swimming in Ramapo Lake in Oakland with their friends.

“On behalf of the town council, the town employees and all of the residents, we express our heartfelt condolences to both ...

Football: Verona Alum Batty Takes the Reigns for Hillbillies Football

VERONA, NJ - After months of searching and deliberations the Verona Football Team has a new leader at the helm with Head Coach Kevin Batty.

“It’s tremendous, to be able to come home and coach where I played it’s hard to put into words it was tremendous it is a great feeling,” said Batty.

Batty was a graduate of Verona High School’s Class of 1985 and ...

Montclair History Center: Guided Tours of Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair History Center has announced six self guided walking tours open to the public. 

Designed for participants to take on their own time and at their own pace, the walking tours are available as downloadable PDFs on our website:www.montclairhistory.org.

Printed booklets are available at the Montclair History Center's office located ...

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