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President Obama Grants Commutations for 111 inmates; One from Newark

NEWARK, NJ - One of the more anticipated actions by an outgoing President is their commuting of sentences for non-violent inmates around the country.

Yesterday, the White House announced that President Obama granted commutation of sentence to one hundred eleven (111) individuals from around the country; three (3) were New Jersey residents and one from Newark. 

Eugene Kenneth Brinson – Newark, NJ
Offense: Possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride & heroin; possess with intent to distribute marijuana; Eastern District of Virginia
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 8, 2006)

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Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.

Mark Foster – Waterford Works, NJ
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; carrying or possessing a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; Middle District of Florida
Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 12, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.

Mark Lanzilotti – Sewell, NJ
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; manufacture of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting; Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 4, 2002); amended to 360 months' imprisonment (August 7, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.

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NBA Star Dennis Rodman Enjoys Life in Livingston

February 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Former National Basketball Association (NBA) star Dennis Rodman’s friends say he is “living like a Livingston kid” while he is in town doing an outpatient program for Turning Point Rehab Center.

Livingston native Chris “Vo” Volo, an agent for Prince Marketing Group, has been representing Rodman for seven years and the two quickly became ...

"Look at These N*&%#" Shouts Shuts Down Black Panther Showing in Sparta

February 22, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night because of a woman shouting slurs in a screening of Black Panther.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including “look at these ‘n-word’” and “can you believe these ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, February 22

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Thu, February 22, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Alice Hooe Foster: Shaping Montclair


Thu, February 22, 7:00 PM

Hosted by Bible Baptist Church, Hasbrouck Heights

Mothers of Preschoolers {MOPS} Event


Montclair Police Blotter: Theft of Delivered Packages, Arrests and More

February 21, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ-  The following police blotter was issued by the Montclair Police Department on February 20, 2018:



02-13-2018 - A 16yoa East Orange male was arrested and charged with Unlawful Taking by Means of Conveyance, resulting from an investigation into a vehicle theft which occurred on 1/25/2018.

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

Own a Lakefront Townhouse from the Mid- $400s

February 22, 2018



Mariner’s Pointe Offers Modern Townhomes with Deeded Boat Slips within

Commuting Distance of NYC


HOPATCONG, NJ – The opportunity to own a brand new townhome right on the shores of Lake Hopatcong is attracting buyers to Mariner’s Pointe, where homes priced from the mid $400s are moving ...