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Retired Tennis Pro Wants The Sport To Make A Comeback Teaching Tennis to Newark Youth

September 16, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- Bob Bynum grew up in Newark learning how to play tennis at Weequahic Park. 

At age 14, he played on his school team at South Side High School, now called Malcolm X Shabazz High School. He started coaching at age 16.

The retired tennis pro and Director of Tennis for The Greater Newark Tennis and Education has been coaching ever since.

Forty years later, he fights for ...

Zantac Found to Contain Low Levels of Cancer Causing Chemical

September 17, 2019

Zantac has been found to contain a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) at low levels, stated the FDA. NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen and could possibly cause cancer, they said.

NDMA is the same drug that was found in the Valsartan, a blood pressure medicine that initiated a widespread recall.

Ranitidine, an H2 blocker, is an over the ...

NJ TRANSIT Graduating Seven Locomotive Engineer Classes in Two Years – Same Number Graduated in Last Five Years Combined

With the recent June 2019 graduating class and six more classes of locomotive engineering trainees graduating through December 2020, NJ TRANSIT will have graduated seven classes in two years (2019 – 2020). That’s the same number of classes that graduated in the previous five years combined (2014 – 2018.)

Agency officials attribute the significant increase in engineer training ...

Building Goodwill with Gratitude on NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT’s Customer Advocate and Chief Experience Officer Stewart Mader regularly rides buses, light rail, and trains to engage with customers and identify ways to streamline the  customer experience. 

This week, he rode with customers on the Montclair-Boonton Line to thank them for adjusting their schedules during Amtrak infrastructure work at New York Penn Station. That ...

Thank You, Montclair-Boonton, North Jersey Coast Line & Morris & Essex Line Riders

This spring we announced that Amtrak would need to take two tracks out of service at Penn Station New York this summer to accommodate critical infrastructure repair work. As a result, on weekdays only, four peak-period Midtown Direct trains in each direction on the Montclair-Boonton Line, one peak-period train in each direction on the North Jersey Coast Line and select reverse-peak trains on the ...

To the Editor: Increase Accountability for NJ Transit Fatalities

September 17, 2019

To the Editor:

Thank you for your article on NJ Transit - "Fencing added around Watchung Station". It is also helpful - -albeit painful-- to see the statistics of NJ Transit fatalities and injuries summarized on available reports of fatalities.What is shocking is the fact that NJ Transit is still investigating itself regarding these fatalities; and that information about these deaths ...

Montclair Police Blotter:

September 6, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ -

Montclair Police Department
Police Blotter September 3, 2019

Robbery
August 29, 2019 (Glenridge Avenue): A victim reported that while walking east on Glenridge Avenue in
the area of Baldwin Street, a white sedan with New Jersey plates pulled along side of him. A male
suspect exited the front passenger seat and grabbed his rolling duffel bag before getting back in the ...

AARP Foundation Seeks Essex County Volunteers for Tax-Aide Program

September 17, 2019

WEST CALDWELL, NJ – AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax-preparation service that is currently seeking volunteers to work from its West Caldwell site, has officially kicked off volunteer recruitment for the program and is looking to expand its local team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season.

The foundation—AARP’s charitable ...