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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 ...

Misinformation Runs Rife Amid Newark's Lead Water Crisis

September 13, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Councilman Augusto Amador had choice words for the Baraka administration this week after he said city officials told residents that some 2,000 households in the Ironbound may be impacted by elevated levels of lead.

Amador was referring to an article published by the Portuguese newspaper LusoAmericano. He said the article cited public officials but it did not say who the officials ...

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 ...

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 ...

PAWS Animal Shelter Yard Sale, Sept. 21

September 16, 2019

Rain or Shine Saturday September 21 Yard sale for PAWS Animal Shelter.

                                  Pet Items

                                  Knick Knacks        

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