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Bullying Complaints Spark Nearly $100,000 in South Orange - Maplewood School District Legal Bills 

August 7, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange Maplewood School District has spent nearly $100,000 on legal fees related to cases of alleged bullying in the district during just the past two years, according to district records.

Legal invoices for lawyers hired to handle cases of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) reveal that the district has been billed for $96,995.69 for those ...

6 Maplewood Police Officers Disciplined for July 5, 2016 Incidents

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - At least six Maplewood police officers have been disciplined for improper actions on July 5, 2016 -- including one officer who was suspended for 20 days, according to police officials who said the officers violated department procedures regarding use of force in several incidents with local residents.

Capt. Dawn Williams issued a statement Friday afternoon that said, in ...

Bloomfield Man Admits Using Twitter to Sell Guns and Recruit for Gang 

NEWARK, NJ -  Bomani Duncan, 20, of Bloomfield entered a guilty plea, admitting to using Twitter to recruit gang members and sell guns, announced Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced on Friday, July 28.

Duncan also pled guilty to possession of a handgun.Co-defendants Taquan Williams, 22, and Yasin Shabazz, 20, both of East Orange, also entered guilty ...

Maplewood Man Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Nearly $300,000 from Customers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Germaine Theodore of Maplewood, who stole about $298,000 from customers of his two debt relief businesses in Maplewood and Jersey City, was sentenced to prison on July 19, according to a release from Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Germaine Theodore promised customers of TGC Movement in Maplewood and Save My Future in Jersey City big reductions in their monthly ...

Newark Man Sentenced for 2013 Killing of Union Man

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark man was sentenced to 30 years in New Jersey State Prison for killing Joseph Flagg, 41, of Union, in 2013, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino.

Following a five-day trial presided over by the Honorable James W. Donohue, Judge of the Superior Court, an Essex County jury convicted Zakariyya Ahmad, 20, of Newark, of reckless manslaughter, ...

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