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West Orange Council Votes on Purchase of Rock Spring Golf Course

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Township Council voted unanimously in favor of approving the purchase of property at Rock Spring Golf Course on first reading during Tuesday's council meeting. A second bond ordinance to provide funding was approved by a vote of 4-1. A second and final re


Furloughed Staten Island park ranger wins $29.5 million in New Jersey Lottery

BAYONNE, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New York City park ranger from New Jersey who was furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown has claimed a $29.5 million lottery jackpot.


Chatham Delays School Start Thursday

CHATHAM, NJ - School-aged children will have a little extra time for sleep on Thursday as the School District of the Chathams has a two-hour delayed opening. Chatham High School – 9:40 a.m.


School bus driver allegedly overdosed, revived with Narcan after crashing vehicle with 12 students onboard

A woman in Newark, N.J., is facing a handful of charges after she had to be administered a narcotic overdose medication after the bus she was driving crashed on Wednesday. According to the Newark Police Department, officers responded to a crash at the corner of 14th Avenue and Jones Street at around


Outstanding Two-Story Library Tucked Away in 1928 Montclair Tudor Mansion

One of Montclair’s premier properties, this Tudor home was designed by architect Charles Lewis Bowman in 1928. Bowman’s designs were often referenced as “Stockbroker Tudor” because his clients were typically new money. However, Bowman was sure to use high-quality building materials and carefully pos


Newark police arrest man wanted for murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 19 that Joe T. Carr, 23, of Newark, was arrested by Newark police for the murder of Keith Downey, 28, of Newark.


N.J. youth basketball coach admit sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl on his team

A youth basketball coach in Essex County admitted he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old player on his team, authorities said Thursday. Kevin L. Jimenez, 30, of Belleville, is expected to be sentenced to eight years in state prison after pleading guilty to second-degree sexual assault, the Essex County


Queen Latifah is coming home to Newark and building $14M worth of new housing

She’s a rapper, an actress, a philanthropist and now a developer. Hip-hop icon Queen Latifah is returning to her hometown of Newark to invest in a cluster of multi-family town homes along Springfield Avenue and South 17th Street.


New Jersey driver who killed 3 in alleged drug-fueled gas station crash has history of drug arrests: report

A New Jersey driver who plowed into a gas station while he was allegedly overdosing on drugs, killing a teen and two others on Tuesday, reportedly has a history of reckless driving and drug-related charges.


ALERT: Vehicle Stolen from Hillside Neighborhood

Police in Hillside and Newark were alerted to a vehicle that was stolen from a neighborhood in Hillside this evening. According to the victim, the vehicle was taken from Dorer Avenue at approximately 6:10 p.m. and was last seen headed towards Newark.


Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Investigating a Hit and Run Death of an Elizabeth Man

NEWARK, NJ - Authorities in Newark are investigating a hit and run incident that killed an Elizabeth man on Tuesday. According to authorities, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at approximately 6:12 p.m. Jesus Acevedo, 63, of Elizabeth was struck by a tractor-trailer that left the scene on the 100 block of Avenu


West Orange (66) at Seton Hall Prep (86) - Boys Basketball

Ashton Miller scored 11 of his game-high 21 points in the third quarter and added five rebounds and four assists to lead Seton Hall Prep, No. 15 in the NJ.com Top 20, to an 86-66 victory over West Orange at Frank J. Tracey Gymnasium in West Orange.


3 Elizabeth Men Charged In Multi-County Armed Robbery Spree

ELIZABETH NJ — Three men from Elizabeth were charged with robbing liquor stores at gunpoint in Middlesex, Union and Essex counties in November 2018, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.


Newark woman is prison-bound after $890,000 food stamps scheme

NEWARK — A woman was sentenced Wednesday to 24 months in prison for a food stamps fraud scheme she ran with her father out of a small grocery store in the city. Maria Teresa Venegas, of Newark, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to one count of Supplemental Nut


Lenny Dykstra leaving New Jersey with sex boasts, ‘Silence of the Lambs’ taunt

Lenny Dykstra is ready to put New Jersey in his rearview mirror. That’s what the former MLB great told NJ Advance Media during an exclusive tour Wednesday of his Linden home, where city housing inspectors doled out three summonses last year after neighbors accused Dykstra of running an illegal roomi


New guidelines for firearms applications

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As of Feb. 18, the New Jersey State Police Firearms Investigation Unit has activated the Firearms Application and Registration System statewide, according to a press release from West Orange Township.


Tractor Trailer Kills Elizabeth Man In Newark, Leaves Scene: ECPO

NEWARK, NJ — A tractor trailer struck and killed an Elizabeth resident during a hit-and-run in Newark on Tuesday, police said. Jesus Acevedo, 63, of Elizabeth, was helping the driver of a tractor trailer back up their vehicle on the 100-block of Avenue L at 6:12 p.m. when a second tractor trailer st


DEVELOPING UNION NJ: Man Found Shot in Union

Police in Union are on the scene of a shooting with a man down at a location in the city at this time. According to preliminary reports, reports of shots fired sent police to the vicinity of 711 Lehigh Avenue at around 12:30 p.m. where arriving officers found a male victim struck by bullets at that


EO State of the City Address to address public safety improvements

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green will host his second State of the City Address on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. in the Cicely Tyson School of the Performing and Fine Arts.


Price Chop Maplewood: $30K Off Franklin Terrace Home

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Check out this home that just saw a reduction in asking price. Features: This renovated home offers all the bells and whistles with quality craftsmanship. Walking in through the finished porch you are welcomed by a large and inviting living room with fireplace. The open - floor plan