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Former City Employee Sentenced for Distributing Crack

May 7, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — A former Newark Parking Authority employee was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Thursday for distributing narcotics, authorities announced. 

Aughkay Green, 50, of Newark, pleaded guilty to a three-count indictment charging him with possession of heroin and cocaine base with intent to distribute and with being a felon in possession of ...

Newark Man Sentenced for Distributing Crack in Drug Market at Stephen Crane Village

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark man was sentenced on Tuesday to 60 months in prison for his connection in distributing crack in Stephen Crane Village and possessing a handgun, authorities announced. 

Ricky Terrell, 24, of Newark, previously pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime with intent to distribute heroin and ...

Newark Man Admits to Distributing Crack in Stephen Crane Village

NEWARK, NJ  — A Newark man on Tuesday pleaded guilty to distributing and conspiring with others to distribute more than 28 grams of cocaine, authorities announced.

Nasir Williams, 24, of Newark, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Court Judge John Michael Vazquez to one count each of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 28 grams ...

Newark Man Charged in Connection to Pair of Shooting Incidents

NEWARK, NJ  – A Newark man was indicted on Wednesday for charges stemming from two shooting incidents, authorities announced. 

Antoine Hawkins, 31, of Newark, was indicted on two counts of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, one count of possession with intent to distribute ...

Newark Officials, Social Justice Advocates Call for Police Reform at Rally Following Chauvin Verdict

NEWARK, NJ – Nearly 24 hours after a verdict was reached in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, Newark officials and social justice advocates gathered to call for nationwide police reform. 

“It sends a strong message,” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said on Wednesday when asked about the significance of the ...

Newark Mayor Among Multiple Area Officials, Community Leaders Lauding Guilty Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial

NEWARK, NJ – Area officials and community leaders responded to the Tuesday murder conviction of former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.

“On behalf of all of Newark and our residents, we applaud the jury for its decision in the Derek Chauvin case and congratulate Minnesota’s prosecutors for their work in bringing it about,” Newark ...

Newark Man Arrested for Fatal Shooting During Robbery Attempt

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark man has been arrested and is charged in connection to a fatal shooting incident, authorities announced. 

Marquise Smith, 26, of Newark, was arrested and charged on Monday with conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to commit murder and felony murder for the fatal shooting of Agustin Pichardo, 51, of Newark, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens and ...

Newark Man Sentenced for Sexual Assault of 8-Year-Old Girl

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark man was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting a minor, authorities announced. 

Diego Ayala, 35, of Newark, was sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl and filmed the crime, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens announced. 

The Newark man pled guilty to two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual ...

$5K Reward Offered For Information in Newark Homicide

NEWARK, NJ – Essex County authorities are offering a reward totaling $5,000 to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of those connected to a Newark October homicide. 

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the killing of Nazim Cheek, 19, of Newark, who was fatally shot ...

Newark Man Charged in Debit Card Scheme

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was arrested on Friday in connection to a fraudulent debit card scheme, authorities announced.

Alateef Perry, 43, of Newark, and Rajohn Dawkins, 25, of Irvington, New Jersey, were charged by complaint with conspiracy to commit access device fraud, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig announced.

Both defendants are scheduled to make ...


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Clinton Flats Development Opens, Set to Welcome More Residents to the Central Ward

May 10, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Two new mixed-use redevelopment buildings officially opened in the Central Ward this month and will become just one of multiple projects aimed to rejuvenate the downtown. 

Newark officials on May 7 held a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of Clinton Flats, Paramount Assets'  latest mixed-use redevelopment in Newark’s ...

HUD Secretary Visits Newark, Determined to Increase Vaccine Response

May 6, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Less than a quarter of Newark residents are fully vaccinated, however, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge said the Biden-Harris administration is determined to raise those numbers.

Joined by local health professionals and area officials, Fudge visited Wynona Lipman Gardens on Thursday to attend a mobile pop-up clinic hosted by ...

Essex County, Newark Authorities Address Use of Force Policy During Town Hall Meeting

May 11, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — After New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal last year announced the first revision to the statewide “Use of Force Policy” in two decades, Essex County authorities are now highlighting the new policy revisions with local police. 

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office, joined by local authorities including Newark Public Safety Director Brian ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

Advocacy Group Applauds Murphy, Legislators for Effort to Fight Organ Donor Insurance Discrimination

May 7, 2021

NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination against living organ donors.

Since its launch, the group has been advocating against ...

New Marijuana, Alcohol Laws Handcuff Police Officers

April 22, 2021

By John Zebrowski, First Vice President, New Jersey State Association of Chief of Police

Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey – as well as basically eliminated sanctions for underage possession and use of marijuana and alcohol – the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new ...

NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

April 28, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...