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Newark Man Convicted of Armed Robbery

September 12, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Nahshaun White, 22, of Newark of first degree armed robbery, resisting arrest by fleeing and multiple weapons offenses, including unlawful possession of a .380 handgun following a trial before the Honorable Verna Leath, Judge of the Superior. 

“This ...

Seton Hall Student Dies After Fall From Parking Deck, University Says

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A Seton Hall University student has died after falling from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday, according to a letter to the school community from the University's Interim President, Mary J. Meehan.

South Orange Police Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at about 12:15 p.m., that an individual had fallen from the roof of the parking deck located on the ...

Three NJ Mayors Won't Support Recreational Marijuana Unless Demands Are Met

NEWARK, NJ - Mayors from some of the largest cities in New Jersey today warned that recreational marijuana dispensaries wouldn’t be welcomed in their boundaries unless people with marijuana convictions were released from jail and their records get expunged.

MORE: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Could Soon Come to Newark

Mayor Ras Baraka, Jersey City Mayor  Steve Fulop and ...

Newark Man Sentenced to Life for Bloomfield Home Invasion

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Roberson Burney, 60, of Newark was sentenced to life in prison today by the Honorable James W. Donohue, Judge of the Superior Court.

In March an Essex County jury convicted Burney of first-degree robbery, burglary, three counts of aggravated assault, three counts of criminal restraint and ...

Turtle Back Zoo Re-Opens Leopard Exhibit

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced the re-opening of the Leopard Exhibit at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo on Monday, August 27th. The comprehensive modernization and expansion were part of the County Executive's initiative to provide the highest standard of care and first-class conditions for animals at Turtle Back. The exhibit ...

Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Kidnapping and Sexual Assault in Irvington

NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Samuel Reed, 40, of Newark was sentenced to 15 years in state prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 37-year-old woman whom he did not previously know, in an abandoned apartment in Irvington.

Reed must serve 85 percent of the sentence before being eligible for parole. He must ...

Newark Man Arrested for Murder of East Orange Deli Worker

NEWARK, NJ -  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced today that Roberto Ubiera, 55, of Newark has been arrested and charged with the murder of Tarlok Singh, 55, of East Orange.  

Singh, who worked at the Park Deli & Grocery on North Park Street, was fatally stabbed on Aug. 17 at approximately 7:30 a.m. He ...

Newark Homicide

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from Newark, is investigating the fatal shooting of Terrell Malone, 28, of Toms River.

Malone was shot at approximately 11:45 p.m. yesterday. He was ...


Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Schools of Technology District jointly announced on Wednesday, August 15th that the school district will be following Essex County’s lead and will be closing its accounts with Wells Fargo. The County Executive asked the school district to sever its ties with the bank to show a united ...

Essex County Executive Calls on Governor, Legislature to Re-enact 2 Percent Salary Cap for Police and Fire

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin to work together and re-enact the 2 percent on annual salary increases for police officers and firefighters that are awarded through arbitration. 

The measure was first adopted in 2011 by the Democratically-controlled Legislature and ...


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