Bus Returning From Newark Mayor’s Picnic Overturns on NJ Turnpike

August 13, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic on Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to officials.

Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic event was held at Black Bear Lake Country Club in Millstone. Around 5:30 ...

Livingston Community Mourns Loss of Two High School Students

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston-area residents are mourning the loss of Isabella Brodsky, 17, and Matthew Poole, 18, two rising Livingston High School seniors who unexpectedly died on Tuesday night after swimming in Ramapo Lake in Oakland with their friends.

“On behalf of the town council, the town employees and all of the residents, we express our heartfelt condolences to both ...

Economically Disadvantaged Children Shop Free at 10th NCJW/Essex Back2School Store

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston played host to more than 800 economically disadvantaged children from throughout Essex County last weekend as they shopped for school supplies at the National Council of Jewish Women Essex County (NCJW/Essex) chapter’s 10th annual Back2School Store (B2SS).

Thanks to more than 500 volunteers who served as ...

Bitcoin Scam Targets Local Residents

Dear Editor:

As I frequently write, scammers are becoming more sophisticated each day.

A resident called to advise me of the latest scam, somewhat obvious from the contents of the letter received, but with the many scandals being reported on in various media, a possible reality, depending upon the recipient, but certainly not this resident.

The letter only provided a possible email ...

Newark Lures Amazon With $1 Billion Payroll Tax Incentive

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters in Newark, according to one of two ordinances approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other locations vying for Amazon’s so-called HQ2.

“The City Council has brought Newark a ...

Montclair Police in Search of Stabbing Suspect

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing in the area of Miller Street on Monday at 10:49 p.m. The suspect is currently at large, according to police. 

Officers arrived to find that a 48-year-old Montclair man had been stabbed and already transported to the hospital by relatives. He was suffering from multiple stab ...

Local Walk Hero Raises Awareness at First National MG Walk in New Jersey

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Rain didn't stop the first ever national Myastenia Gravis (MG) Walk in New Jersey at Brookdale Park last month.

MG is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes severe muscle weakness and can impact a person's ability to see, smile, walk, talk and breathe. In MG, the body's immune system attacks the connection between the nerves ...

Butterfly Tent Safari Coming to Essex County Environmental Center

ROSELAND, NJ – The public can experience the “Butterfly Tent Safari” at the Essex County Environmental Center. The Butterfly Tent Safari is an interactive display where visitors can observe hundreds of butterflies while walking through a tent. It will be held as ...

Twice in Two Days: Another Vehicle Overturns in Friday Morning Accident in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a two-vehicle accident early Friday morning at the intersection of Parker Avenue and North Terrace, resulting in an overturned vehicle and several injuries. Firefighters extricated one person who was trapped inside the vehicle.

This was the second time a vehicle has overturned in Maplewood in the past two days; a car also overturned on Prospect Street on ...

Two Men Sentenced to More Than 100 Years for Maplewood Triple Murder

NEWARK, NJ — Lavelle Davis, 38, of Galloway and Jimmy Mays, 35, of Egg Harbor Township, were sentenced to more than 100 years in New Jersey State Prison for murdering three people in Maplewood in 2017, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino.

Laurino announced on Wednesday that Mays was sentenced to 153 years and Davis to 138 years for killing and torturing ...

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