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Murphy's Monitor Appointed to Temporarily Head University Hospital

December 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ -  The woman who was appointed by Gov. Phil Murphy to oversee University Hospital will be the new acting president of the embattled agency after its former leader resigned.

University Hospital’s Board of Directors Thursday passed a resolution appointing Judith Persichilli to the position. John Kastanis, the former president, announced his resignation on Dec. 6, one ...

West Orange Woman Faces Charges After Being Accused of Stabbing Mail Carrier

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 50-year-old United States postal mail carrier sustained several lacerations to the face on Monday afternoon after a 41-year-old West Orange woman stabbed him in the face while he was delivering mail, according to West Orange police.

Medgyne Anglade, 41, faces charges of aggravated assault and weapons possession in this incident, which occurred on Hillside Avenue at ...

University Hospital President Steps Down Amid Scrutiny of Bacterial Infections

NEWARK, NJ - The president of University Hospital announced he will be stepping down as the hospital’s leadership faces intense scrutiny from state and local officials after three babies with a bacterial infection died after receiving care there.  

John Kastanis will officially leave his post as head of the hospital on Dec. 14, according to a statement from the hospital.

‘Newark Must Not Become Another Brooklyn,’ Baraka Says After Announcing Commission on Gentrification

NEWARK, NJ - Newark Mayor Ras Baraka stood at a lectern today that was adorned with a sign that had one, simple message: “NO GENTRIFICATION.”

In the hopes of meeting that end, the city has created a new Equitable Growth Advisory Commission. It will draw up to 15 members from the community, academia, businesses and nonprofits to make recommendations to the city on topics about land ...

Ethics Complaint Says Newark Municipal Judge Had Woman Jailed for 23 Days Over Being 'Disrespectful'

NEWARK, NJ - A municipal court judge in Newark faces ethics charges over allegedly incarcerating a woman who he said was "disrespectful" during a court appearance that involved a landlord-tenant dispute.

The Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct last month filed the complaint against Newark Municipal Court Judge Marvin Adames. The complaints says Adames ultimately had the woman ...

Bloomfield Police Department Investigates After Reports of Shot Fired on Spring St.

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Officers of the Bloomfield Police Department responded to Spring St. after reports of shots fired in the area. The incident happened in the 8 o'clock hour Thursday night.

Police blocked Spring St. from the intersection of Spring and Division St. south. Spring St. runs from St. Valentines Church to the area of Oakes Pond 

According to neighbors who were watching the ...

Essex County Resident Nears Personal Fundraising Record for Movember Foundation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As part of #GivingTuesday, West Orange resident Perry Bashkoff is encouraging the community to help him surpass his personal fundraising record for the annual Movember movement, where men around the world grow mustaches to help raise funds to battle various men’s physical and mental health diseases.

Each year, Bashkoff serves as captain ...

Today is #GivingTuesday: Consider Giving to Montclair Businesses

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Black Friday - check.  Cyber Monday - check.  And now, Giving Tuesday is upon us. November 27th, is #GivingTuesday, a perfect day to support local nonprofits.

There are a number of local nonprofits that rely on the financial support of the community. 

No matter what charity or cause you choose to support, you'll ...

This is Why Traffic in Newark Was So Bad During The Snowstorm

NEWARK, NJ - Why were the roads so bad Thursday night when an autumn storm dropped anywhere from two to four inches of snow in Newark? The city was helping the state clear highways, a city spokesman said.

“The crux of the problem was that virtually all of the entry and exit points to Newark - which are all state and federal highways - were shut down,” city spokesman ...

Bloomfield Police, Fire, EMS Upgrade to State of the Art Radio and Communications Systems

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The entire Bloomfield Police and Fire Departments, and emergency medical services are now equipped with state of the art radios and a system interface that can hold up in the event of an unexpected radio blackout.

These system upgrades, to what is known as a 7/800 mhz digital trunking system, cost approximately $2.8 million dollars, which was paid for with the Township of ...


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