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Newark Public Safety Dept. Kicks Off Transparency Initiative This Summer With Public Roll Call

June 21, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — As more residents find themselves outside this summer with the easing of COVID restrictions, Newark's Department of Public Safety is striving to become a more positive presence in the community. 

One way the department plans to do this is by hosting community roll calls, inviting the public to come out and partake in the process. The initiative kicked ...

Reward For Information of Murdered Newark Grandmother Increases to $20K

NEWARK, NJ – As two suspects remain at large in the death of Newark resident Debra Derrick, who was fatally shot on her front porch, Essex County authorities are offering a $20,000 reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of those connected to the murder. 

Authorities upped the ante this week on the reward after they initially ...

Newark Policing Initiative Aims to Bolster Relationship Between Youth, Law Enforcement

NEWARK, NJ — A local contest aimed to reshape the way children in Newark view law enforcement launched on Thursday by the Newark Police Foundation. 

The local nonprofit, joined by city officials and state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, kicked off its “Cops and Kids Community Policing Contest” at Belmont Runyon School on Thursday. The foundation will fund ...

Newark Woman Charged With Stabbing Man to Death

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark woman on Monday was charged for stabbing a man to death, authorities announced. 

Latysha Simmons, 29, of Newark was arrested and charged in the murder of Darien Wharton, also 29 of Newark, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens and Newark Public Safety Director Brian O’Hara. 

Simmons fatally stabbed ...

Newark Teen Killed in Seymour Ave. Shooting Incident

NEWARK, NJ – A 16-year-old Newark boy was shot and killed during the day on June 10, according to authorities.

The teen, whose name is being withheld by authorities, was a Newark resident and pronounced dead on the scene when officers responded to reports of a shooting on June 10, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens and Newark Public Safety ...

Firefighters From all Over Coming to East Orange to Compete in the "Battle of the Bravest"

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Calling all firefighters to participate in the "Battle of the Bravest", a firefighter muster and skill competition.

The Battle will be interactive for the public, in addition for the firefighters to enjoy. Hosted by NJ First Responders, FirstNet, and the Firefighters Wear Pink Campaign, the event will occur at Soverel Park in East Orange on Saturday, August ...

Columbia High School Student Dies in Shooting at Underhill Field, South Orange-Maplewood School District Says

A Columbia High School student has died following a shooting on Sunday night at Underhill Field, the South Orange-Maplewood School District has announced. Another student was wounded, according to an email sent to the district by Superintendent Dr. Ronald Taylor.

Names of the students involved have not been released.

"This inconceivable calamity is undoubtedly a devastating blow to our ...

Newark Firefighters Perform Lifesaving Efforts On Victim in Motor Vehicle Accident

NEWARK, NJ — A driver who suffered a major cardiac incident during a motor vehicle accident this weekend was resuscitated after Newark Firefighters who reported to the scene performed lifesaving efforts on the individual, officials announced. 

Members of the Newark Fire Division’s Engine 10, Ladder 5, Rescue 1, and Battalion Chief 4 performed Cardiopulmonary ...

Newark Police Release Body Cam Footage of Officers Attacked During Arrest, Clear Up 'False Narrative' In Prior Reports

NEWARK, NJ — Body worn camera footage released by the Newark Police Department on Friday showed that officers were attacked in an altercation at Fabyan Place and Cypress Street amid "sensational" reports that officers were "pummeled to the ground" and "attacked by a mob." 

Due to numerous reports regarding the incident of ...

Newark Police Department Awarded for Lifesaving Efforts

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Police Department on Thursday was recognized for its commitment to the community, saving the lives of three individuals from attempted suicide. 

The Newark police were presented with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention New Jersey Chapter’s Lifesaver Award. The award commended a Newark sergeant and six officers for their ...

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Site Plan for 280-Unit Building in Ironbound Approved. Affordability Will Be Negotiated 

June 22, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Newark’s Ballantine Brewery Complex in the Ironbound may have closed down in 1972, but part of the site could find new life again after the city planning board on Monday approved a new mixed-use project on Freeman Street which would bring 200-plus residential units to the area. 

The project will be dubbed “The Ballantine” and consists of three ...

Essex County Business Community Honors Local Icon Louis LaSalle at 11th Annual Meet the Mayors

June 20, 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In addition to bringing together a panel of local mayors to discuss the many challenges facing their municipalities, the Inter-Chamber Coordinating Council (ICCC) of Essex County also recently honored Essex County icon Louis LaSalle with a Lifetime Achievement award upon his recent retirement during the 11th Annual Essex County Meet the Mayors event.

As a ...

New Jersey Date Night: Enjoy the Fireworks

June 21, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There's nothing better than sharing a blanket with your love as you gaze at the New Jersey sky. With Independence Day upon us, this year we get the value added bonus of taking in the fireworks. Celebrating our country’s birthday combined with a little romance leads us to a fireworks display ...

Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

June 9, 2021

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended across ...

JerseyCAN Launches Multimedia Platform Showcasing Solutions for NJ School Districts

June 22, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur recently spoke with Janellen Duffy, Senior Advisor of JerseyCAN, a nonprofit organization supporting and advocating for every student in New Jersey to have access to a high-quality education. JerseyCAN recently launched an online multimedia platform to help assist local school districts and educators to create new strategies and programs to ...