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County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Announces Scholarships Newark


NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey is offering four memorial scholarships – the Oscar W. Rittenhouse, the Andrew K. Ruotolo Jr., the Harris Y. Cotton and John H. Stamler Memorial Scholarships.

Each scholarship is a one-year grant in the amount of $3,500 paid directly to the recipient. Previous recipients cannot apply again.  

To be eligible for the Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident who has been accepted for admission to a law school and has an interest in pursuing a career as a prosecutor.

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To be eligible for the Andrew K, Ruotolo Jr., Memorial Scholarship, an applicant must be a New Jersey residen who has been accepted to a law or graduate school and has exhibited an interest in and commitment to enhancing the rights and well-being of children through child advocacy programs.

For the Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship, applicants must be a New Jersey resident who has been
admitted to a law school and has an interest in pursuing a career as a prosecutor with an emphasis on domestic violence and hate crime prosecutions.

Those applying for the John H. Stamler Memorial Scholarship must also be a New Jersey resident and a sworn law enforcement officer seeking educational advancement on a college or graduate level to improve his or her effectiveness as a law enforcement officer.

Applicants for all four scholarships must have a demonstrated financial need.  The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision in October 2017. Applications can be obtained by contacting Terri Eide at 609-989- 6309 or at Applications are also available online at

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Montclair Township Animal Shelter Reopens

June 17, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After a fire swept through the dog run of the Montclair Township Animal Shelter nearly two years ago, Montclair officials commemorated a reopening of the facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

On Wednesday, the Township of Montclair, Friends of the Township of Montclair Animal Shelter and employees, welcomed the public to the ribbon cutting ceremony. The re-opening ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

June 10, 2018

June 4, 2018 – June 10, 2018

 On June 4, 2018 at 2:04 p.m., Ptl. John Smigelsky invested a report of a burglary to a Pompton Avenue business. An unknown actor pried open the door to the business and took cash and jewelry. The incident remains under investigation by the detective bureau.

On June 5, 2018 at 10:55 p.m., Ptl. Anthony Grigolo stopped a vehicle for speeding along ...

Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Office; Summit Boy Arrested

June 17, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

“We are organizing this ‘die-in’ at Congressman Lance’s ...

Carnival Letter to the Editor

June 6, 2018

The 2018 St. Catherine of Siena Carnival was once again a great success thanks to another tremendous turnout.

On behalf of the SCS Carnival Committee, we would like to thank the entire community for supporting this event. It was a pleasure to see so many Carnival revelers having fun with family and friends.

We especially want to thank the Township of Cedar Grove, including the Clerk’s ...

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June 13, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ  - The Cedar Grove Chamber of Commerce Foundation was pleased to award three $1,500 scholarships to those students that have demonstrated achievement in the areas of arts, academics, business, media or vocational education.  They were awarded on Tuesday night in the Cedar Grove HS auditorium to Alisa Patel, Ava Fernandez, and Dylan Giacobbe.  Congratulations to ...