Parsippany Septuagenarian Becomes NJIT's Oldest Engineering Grad

May 23, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - It was about five minutes after Robert Dresnack’s Water Resources Engineering class had begun when a septuagenarian poked his head into the room at NJIT. Puzzled, the professor inquired, “May I help you?”

In fact, he could. “I’m a student in this class,” replied Chris Antholis, then 72, who was six years into his quest to earn a Bachelor of ...

Queen Latifah Delivers Keynote to Rutgers Newark Graduates

NEWARK, NJ - Queen Latifah returned to her hometown of Newark Monday to deliver the keynote address at Rutgers University—Newark, where she stressed the importance of diversity and remembering where you come from and civic responsibility.

At the commencement, where 2,977 students received degrees, Latifah was presented with an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree not only for ...

Bloomfield Police Confirm Missing Teens Found at McDonald's in Pennsylvania

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Department of Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio confirmed that three missing teenagers have been found safe at a McDonad's restaurant in Pennsylvania.

16-year-old Ulises Yance and 15-year-old Alex Lopez were last seen Friday morning, and 16-year-old Alexa Arenas was last seen Thursday. Yance’s father told Bloomifield police that several thousand ...

Three Bloomfield Teens Are Missing, Police Seek Community Assistance to Locate Them

UPDATE:  Bloomfield Police Confirm Missing Teens Found at McDonald's in Pennsylvania

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Police Department is asking for the public's assistance to locate three teenagers who went missing this week. One of the parents reports that a large sum of money is missing suggesting the three may have fled the state. 

16-year-old Ulises Yance and ...

NJ Travel Idea - Shores of Africa Penguin Exhibit Opens at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ - African penguins have officially joined the giraffes, lions and hyenas in the African Adventure at the Turtle Back Zoo, bringing all of the zoo’s animals from the largest continent into the same area.

Local dignitaries joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. in opening the new Shores of Africa Penguin Exhibit on Friday afternoon.

"Our penguins ...

City officials break ground on new Muslim Community Center

Newark, NJ–Ground was broken Thursday for a new Muslim Community Center to be built on Hunterdon Street in the Newark's South Ward.

“This is a blessing from God that we’ve come this far with community and legislative support,” said Imam Aqueel Mateen, president of United Muslim Inc. “This is going to be our headquarters to support the ...

Kiburi Tucker sentenced to 38 months in federal prison

Kiburi Tucker, a longtime friend of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the business partner of a Newark woman who admitted to tax evasion last year, was sentenced today to more than three years in prison for wire fraud and tax evasion, federal authorities announced. 

Kiburi D. Tucker, 43, of Newark, pleaded guilty in November before Chief U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares after being charged ...

Man Charged With Kidnapping and Assaulting Essex County Victim

NEWARK, NJ – A New York man appeared in federal court last week to face allegations that he assaulted and kidnapped an individual who had a protection order against him, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Rudolf Szoradi, 50, is charged by four-count criminal complaint with kidnapping, transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines, interstate domestic violence and interstate ...

Man Shot and Killed in Maplewood on Saturday Night; Investigation Ongoing

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a fatal shooting at a restaurant on Springfield Avenue on Saturday night, according to a press release issued on Sunday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Acting Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul.

The Maplewood Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating it as a ...

Jaywalking Leads to Drug Arrest in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A man from Queens, NY was arrested after jaywalking on Ridge Road in Cedar Grove Thursday morning.

Patrolman Raymond Cassella stopped the suspect around 9 a.m. when he failed to use a crosswalk when crossing the road.  Further investigation revealed the 21-year-old man had marijuana on him and he was arrested for possession.  He was also charged with hindering ...

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