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Former Maplewood School Staffer Facing Criminal Charges For Alleged Lewd Photos of Students

June 21, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A former Jefferson Elementary School paraprofessional has been charged with criminal behavior believed to be related to lewd photos of students at the school that were found on his cell phone after he was arrested in Morris County on an unrelated sexual charge.

It also appears that South Orange Maplewood School District officials knew about the arrests as early as ...

Essex County Undersheriff Kevin Ryan dies

Kevin Ryan, a former Assemblyman from Nutley who served as an Essex County Undersheriff, has died.

Ryan, 49, served for nearly two decades in the Essex County Sheriff's Office, rising to the rank of undersheriff. He also served a year beginning in January 2011 as State Assemblyman before redistricting changes.  

Ryan was a close confidante of Essex County Sheriff ...

Newark students share books and hope with Puerto Rican kids

NEWARK, NJ - For Naomi Salazar, a second-grader at South 17th Street Elementary School in Newark, reading isn't just fundamental, it's a foundation of hope. 

"I feel sad that they don't have any books to read, and I want to share my books so they can read them," 8-year-old Naomi said. She and her school are involved in a program to provide books to ...

McGovern's summer renovation closing party celebrates change

It always takes a few seconds for your eyes to adjust when you walk into McGovern's Tavern in Newark, a downtown fixture since 1936.

But this Friday afternoon, there were two immediate sights that demonstrated something was different.

First, most of the photos, portraits, and articles that cover the bar's walls were removed, the relics of decades of history gone.

Second, you ...

Montclair Township Animal Shelter Reopens

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After a fire swept through the dog run of the Montclair Township Animal Shelter nearly two years ago, Montclair officials commemorated a reopening of the facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

On Wednesday, the Township of Montclair, Friends of the Township of Montclair Animal Shelter and employees, welcomed the public to the ribbon cutting ceremony. The re-opening ...

Bloomfield College Celebrates 145th Commencement

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield College Class of 2018 celebrated their graduation in May, at the school’s 145th Commencement. Over 300 students received their degrees in Master of Science, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Arts. The day was met with perfectly chilly, yet not rainy, weather.

Adhering to the school’s German Presbyterian background, Reverend Terri Ofori, M.Div., ...

Montclair's Kidchella Festival Met with Rave Reviews

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Coachella, the popular annual music and arts festival held in the Colorado Desert offers famous cooks, famous singers, art installations and more. Montclair didn’t want kids to be jealous so there was Kidchella.

The  Kids Business Committee of the Montclair Center BID organized a family-centric festival this past Sunday at the Montclair pre-k center on Orange ...

Essex County Summer Music Series Begins: Fireworks, Jazz, Doo Wop, Rock & Roll, Reggae, Latin and More

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to attend the 2018 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series. The free Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity to enjoy the parks. This ...

Montclair HS Principal Leaving for West Windsor-Plainsboro, Officials Announce

MONTCLAIR, NJ - James Earle, Montclair High School's current principal, will be leaving for a position in another district. According to a letter sent to parents by Superintendent Kendra Johnson, Earle will become Assistant Superintendent in the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District.

Earle has been in the Montclair School District since 2009. Prior to coming to ...

Moms Demand Action Hold 'Wear Orange' Rally in South Orange to Raise Awareness About Gun Violence

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Essex County Moms Demand Action sponsored a rally on Sunday at the gazebo on Sloan Street in South Orange to spread awareness about gun violence and to demand legislative change.

This is the third year a "Wear Orange" rally was held in SOMA, part of a national recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2. Orange became a symbolic color in the gun ...

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