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Ring Doorbell Helps Identify Alleged Package Thief in Newark

January 21, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - A North Ward resident has his Ring doorbell to thank for helping catch an alleged package thief, police said.

Gilfredo Santiago, 41, was arrested in connection with the Jan. 14 theft after police identified him through the homeowner’s Ring Home Security system, authorities said. Ring is a video doorbell that comes with a cellphone app which can alert a homeowner when motion ...

Elizabeth Man Wanted for Hit-and-Run in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - Police are looking for an Elizabeth man that was involved in a hit and run that occurred in Newark. 

According to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, Police are looking for Nester Marin-Romaldo, 35, of Elizabeth for a hit-and-run that resulted in serious injuries to two female pedestrians as they were ...

Essex County Prosecutor's Office Investigating Apparent Suicide in Bloomfield Police Headquarters

NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an apparent suicide that occurred Tuesday night in the Bloomfield Police Department. 

The preliminary investigation indicates that retired Newark Police Lt. Patrick Montella shot himself in the Bloomfield Headquarters while being processed. The 58-year-old was a resident of Bloomfield.

Montella was arrested ...

Newark Wants to Teach Children About Water Treatment

January 23, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Middle and high school students will get a hands-on opportunity to learn about water infrastructure and treatment at the Newark Pequannock Watershed.

The program is part of the city’s Department of Water and Sewer Utilities' watershed management plan. Students who graduate from the program will be eligible for paid internships with the city’s water ...

Rutgers Postpones Tuition Payments for Families of Furloughed Workers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition and other fees from federal employees furloughed during the government shutdown, and their dependents.

“This is one way that we can minimize that stress and eliminate disruption of academic careers while the federal shutdown continues,” Rutgers University President Robert Barchi said in ...

See What's Being Done to Get Freshmen in Newark Public Schools Back on Track to Graduate

NEWARK, NJ - Superintendent Roger León had a warning for counselors who work on class schedules for high school freshmen: get them on track to graduate on time, or else.

“I need to be creating vacancies and hiring people who know how to do the work because you were supposed to learn this in college,” he said at a Tuesday school board business ...

Gov. Murphy Announces New Programs to Combat Opioid Addiction

January 23, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ—  Gov. Phil Murphy and his administration were in Camden today to announce new initiatives the state is launching to combat the opioid epidemic — including adding opioid addiction as a condition under the state’s medical marijuana program.

The initiatives are part of $100 million investment made by the governor to fight the opioid crisis. In 2018, over ...

Murphy Calls for Speedy Replacement of Aging AirTrain at Newark Airport

NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today urged the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to replace the aging AirTrain system that connects Northeast Corridor passengers to Newark Liberty International Airport. 

The AirTrain transports about 33,000 riders each day between Newark Liberty International Airport terminals, parking lots, rental car facilities and the Northeast Corridor Rail ...

VIDEO: Sen. Menendez Visits Montclair to Speak with Furloughed Workers

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Sen. Robert Menendez held a press conference at Montclair Bread Company, located on Label Street, on Friday. The purpose, was to hear the challenges faced by those affected by the ongoing Federal Government shutdown.

The small group of unpaid federal workers shared their individual stories on how they are dealing with the shutdown.

"I've been making calls to food ...

Ice Hockey: Columbia-Nutley Beats East Side, 8-1

January 22, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- The Columbia-Nutley hockey co-op turned in a decisive 8-1 victory over Newark East Side on Monday.

Eli Verdun, Chase Nicolette and Rocco Albanese scored two goals apiece for Columbia-Nutley (10-2-3), which broke the game wide open with five unanswered goals in the second period for a 6-0 lead.

Zach Fagin and Joe Melillo also scored goals in the victory. Melanie Conca ...

Bloomfield Bengal Boys Fall to 6th Ranked Newark East Side on Saturday; Columbia & Montclair Await This Week

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – It was a nearly impossible task for Bloomfield Boys Varsity Basketball as they faced #6 ranked Newark East Side in a non-division meeting Saturday afternoon at Bloomfield High School.  The Bengals hung in there for a while, but ultimately fell 75-40.

 

After a decisive 48-28 division victory over Millburn on Thursday, the Bengals needed to play a nearly ...

Bloomfield Boys Basketball Falls to Barringer 52-51 in Tuesday Buzzer-Beater

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – You just knew immediately following the opening tip-off that this game would go down to the wire. Unfortunately, for Bloomfield Boys Varsity Basketball, they were on the losing end of a buzzer-beater as Barringer pulled out a last second 52-51 win over the Bengals on Tuesday at Bloomfield High School.

 

Coming on the heels of a 57-48 win against Randolph ...

Free Classes Will Help Take Women-Led Companies in Newark to Next Level

January 16, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The city is partnering with several groups to launch a free, nine-week training program to bolster women-led companies based in Newark.

Walker’s Legacy, a company that supports multicultural women in business, teamed up with the city to provide the Women Who Enterprise program. Twenty-five women entrepreneurs will be linked with an instructor who will teach the legal aspects ...

Newark-based Nonprofit Has More Than 20 Positions to Fill

NEWARK, NJ - La Casa de Don Pedro, a social services and community development nonprofit based in Newark, is looking to fill more than 20 positions.

The organization will host a job fair on Jan. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 39 Broadway to fill the positions. The jobs include administrative and clerical assistants, educators, family workers and cooks.

Some positions will have on-site ...

Redd's Biergarten to Open New Restaurant in New Brunswick

NEWARK, NJ - Redd's Biergarten, located in the heart of Newark's arena district, will be opening a new restaurant in downtown New Brunswick. 

The restaurant, which has been located in Newark since 2016, has an extensive beer menu including German brews as well as IPAs and local craft beers. There is also a wide foot selection of burgers, schnitzel, salads and other ...

5 Issues in Newark to Watch in 2019

December 28, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - This past year, Newark made national headlines for being a contender for Amazon's second headquarters and how its leaders are tackling elevated lead levels.

But what does 2019 hold for New Jersey’s most populated city?

Some of the issues in 2018 will carry over into the next year. But, 2019 may be pivotal in determining the political futures of local lawmakers and ...

Rutgers Grad Sets His Eyes on “The Arts” for Roselle

January 18, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - What is your definition of the Arts? When you ask some people, the first thing that comes to mind is paintings, crafts, and other hands-on types of works. Others will say it's beautiful music. But what about Film Making? Yes, that is art too!

Roselle’s newest Councilman John Fortuna - a graduate of Rutgers University - is one who takes the "Arts” ...

Wilmington 10 Civil Rights Activist to Speak at Essex County College

NEWARK, NJ - One of the Wilmington 10 who fought to desegregate schools in North Carolina will be the keynote speaker tomorrow at Essex County College’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial.  

Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr., who was falsely accused and convicted in connection with a 1970s firebombing of a grocery store in Wilmington N.C., will be speaking at 11:30 a.m. The ...

Garden State Film Festival Accepts 'One Last Cup', A Short Film by Busy Local Filmaker Christopher Boncimino

 

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - If he filmed an autobiography, Filmmaker Christopher Boncimino's might be titled "A Busy Man". His Short Film 'One Last Cup' was just accepted by the Garden State Film Festival. In addition, this Filmmaking student is part of the next generation of sci-fi programming with "Arthur Futuro". It is quite a story.

Christopher Boncimino ...

Redd's Biergarten to Open New Restaurant in New Brunswick

January 3, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Redd's Biergarten, located in the heart of Newark's arena district, will be opening a new restaurant in downtown New Brunswick. 

The restaurant, which has been located in Newark since 2016, has an extensive beer menu including German brews as well as IPAs and local craft beers. There is also a wide foot selection of burgers, schnitzel, salads and other ...

Federal Employees at Newark Airport to Get a Helping Hand

January 22, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The Community FoodBank of New Jersey will distribute food tomorrow to help federal employees at Newark Liberty International Airport amid the government the shutdown.

The organization will be at the airport tomorrow to give TSA, FAA, and Customs & Border Protection employees free fresh produce and boxes of nutritious, nonperishable food. A SNAP outreach coordinator ...

Women Philanthropists Award $120K Grant to Educational Group in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - A  philanthropic group funded by women in Essex County has awarded a $120,000 grant to Schools That Can Newark, an organization that supports career pathways for students.

This is the second annual grant awarded by Impact100 Essex, which encourages women to financially support projects that provide solutions for communities. Each year, Impact100 Essex awards at least ...

13 Sea Turtles Recover From Cold at West Orange-Based Care Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only long-term care hospital.

According to Sea Turtle Recovery, Inc., this ...

Gov. Murphy Announces New Programs to Combat Opioid Addiction

January 23, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ—  Gov. Phil Murphy and his administration were in Camden today to announce new initiatives the state is launching to combat the opioid epidemic — including adding opioid addiction as a condition under the state’s medical marijuana program.

The initiatives are part of $100 million investment made by the governor to fight the opioid crisis. In 2018, over ...

Code Blue Alert Continues in Newark Today as Temperatures Dip

NEWARK, NJ - The city’s Code Blue alert will remain in effect today as temperatures this morning dropped to about 6 degrees.

A Code Blue alert is called whenever temperatures reach 25 degrees or lower without precipitation or 32 degrees or lower with precipitation. The alert helps homeless people get to shelters during cold weather.

For a full list of shelters in the city, check ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks starts Today

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death ...

Pedestrian Fatality Leads to Arrest of Florida Man

January 4, 2019

PATERSON, NJ- A 46-year-old Orlando man has been arrested in connection with the road fatality of a Newark man in a multi-car crash on Wednesday.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, an investigation into the accident that took place at approximately 9:34 p.m. on January 2 at the intersection of 18th Avenue and East 24th Street ...

5 Issues in Newark to Watch in 2019

NEWARK, NJ - This past year, Newark made national headlines for being a contender for Amazon's second headquarters and how its leaders are tackling elevated lead levels.

But what does 2019 hold for New Jersey’s most populated city?

Some of the issues in 2018 will carry over into the next year. But, 2019 may be pivotal in determining the political futures of local lawmakers and ...

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New Life to be Brought to Historic, Abandoned Home in Newark's North Ward

January 17, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - A solitary note from a piano rang through 276 Delavan Ave. when a potential buyer mistakenly pressed down on one key.

The instrument sat among broken lamps and damp books in a corner of the dark living room. It was one of many remnants leftover from the previous owner that was looked over by those interested in bidding for the house.

None knew the home had once belonged to ...

VIDEO: Sen. Menendez Visits Montclair to Speak with Furloughed Workers

January 22, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Sen. Robert Menendez held a press conference at Montclair Bread Company, located on Label Street, on Friday. The purpose, was to hear the challenges faced by those affected by the ongoing Federal Government shutdown.

The small group of unpaid federal workers shared their individual stories on how they are dealing with the shutdown.

"I've been making calls to food ...

Brooklyn Restaurateurs Bring New Flavors to South Orange

January 23, 2019

Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots.

Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than they could find in Brooklyn. It wasn’t long before their culinary roots came ...

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Federal Shutdown Hits and Hurts New Jersey

January 11, 2019

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not taken – by other levels of government, they adopt budgets and continue ...

Michael's Media Madness: Aquaman Movie Review

December 31, 2018

Does Aquaman Sink the DCEU or Swim Towards the Future?

(Minor Spoilers)

Riding the wave of the DC Extended Universe and diving into the depths of DC Comics mythology is James Wan’s origin of “the King of the Seven Seas”: Aquaman which opened last weekend. I can't promise that I've gotten all of the puns out of the way, but I have to tell you, walking ...

How One Small Business Achieves Success by Empowering People with Disabilities

January 23, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- The founders of John’s Crazy Socks recently appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss their company and its incredible success. Founded in 2016, John’s Crazy Socks sells over 1900 varieties of socks, but is also driven by a social mission: to demonstrate to the world what people with disabilities can do.

John’s Crazy Socks was founded by the father ...