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Missing West Orange Senior Citizen Found: Police
WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange authorities issued a missing person alert late Thursday night for a local senior citizen. Authorities later wrote that the 76-year-old woman was found and canceled the alert. West Orange police previously reported that the woman was last seen around 6:30 p.m. on Thursda
West Orange Council Authorizes Prism Phase II Downtown Redevelopment
Gerald Sweeney, president of the Friends of the West Orange Public Library, urged people to come to the library's Fall Book Sale this weekend. For information, go to www.wopl.org/friends.Credits: Alan Grossman WEST ORANGE, NJ - As Phase I of the Edison Village project approaches completion, its deve
West Orange Board of Education Discusses Progress of Energy Savings
Providing the ESIP update are Honeywell staff members, from left, Paul Peters, Sal Corclone at the podium, and William Hillsinger.Credits: Alan Grossman Andrea Kahn, a member of the law firm McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, said the energy saving numbers should be verified by an impartial third party.
Yelling erupts outside courtroom during murder trial
Yelling erupted in a courthouse hallway after a witness who contradicted her statement to police took the stand again yesterday at the trial of a Jersey City man charged with strangling the mother of his child in 2014. The blowup happened after testimony from Lenisha Murray at the trial of Nathan Wi
Police looking for suspect in Newark assault
NEWARK -- An arrest warrant has been issued for a man charged with aggravated assault after he got into a fight with another man Sept. 10, police said. Darae Council (Newark police) The alleged assault occurred in the 400-block of Central Avenue. Police are now asking for the public's help locating
Attentive stray needs a home
WEST ORANGE -- Simone is a young adult pit bull terrier mix at the Alex Caprio Animal Control Facility. Rescued as a stray, shelter volunteers say she "is very friendly and outgoing." Simone has been spayed and is up-to-date on shots. To meet Simone and other adoptable pets, visit the Alex Caprio An
Major delays on NJ Transit lines after person is struck by train
NEWARK -- Service has resumed, but with heavy delays on two New Jersey Transit lines after a man was struck by a train Friday morning in Essex County. Trains began running with 90 minute delays on the Morris & Essex, Montclair-Boonton and Gladstone lines at about 7:45 a.m., spokesman Jim Smith said.
Driver indicted in fatal hit-and-run of recent Rutgers grad
ELIZABETH -- A grand jury has indicted an Elizabeth man accused of fatally striking a recent Rutgers University graduate with his car in Linden and fleeing the scene. Eduardo Perez, 33, was indicted on one count of vehicular homicide and one count of leaving the scene of a fatal accident in the cra
Elizabeth Man Indicted for Fatal Hit-and-Run
ELIZABETH, NJ--Union County Prosecutor Thomas Isenhour.announced today that a grand jury has returned a two-count indictment against an Elizabeth man charged with killing a pedestrian in Linden and fleeing the scene earlier this year. Eduardo Perez, 33, is charged with second-degree leaving the scen
Suspensions on New Jersey Transit M&E, MOBO Lines
A large part of New Jersey Transit service on the Morris & Essex line is suspended as well on the Montclair Boonton Line due to a trespasser incident near Newark Broad Street station, the agency says. M&E train service suspended from East Orange to New York Penn Station and Hoboken and on the MOBO
Tax breaks approved for Legoland owner
The Orange County Industrial Development Agency approved a 20-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement for Legoland parent Merlin Entertainments on Thursday. Under the agreement, Merlin will pay roughly $88 million over 20 years, or approximately $38 million less than if the company received no tax b
Helicopter crews act as 'ER in the air'
SHAWANGUNK - At a slender airstrip nestled into farm country, a flight nurse and flight paramedic are chatting outside their helicopter on a warm Tuesday morning when the call crackles over their radios. The conversation is cut short; their life-saving capabilities may be needed about 40 miles away
Police: 'MS-13 gang member' stabs 2 in Monroe
MONROE - Village police say a "self-proclaimed MS-13 gang member" stabbed two other men with a knife on North Main Street overnight between Thursday and Friday. Police said the suspect, Fredy Gutierrez-Zomora of Monroe, got into an argument with one of the victims, threatened him with a knife and th
Barbara Bedell: Fall brings a season filled with events
With holidays already started and leaves just beginning to change color, we'll officially welcome Fall at 4:02 p.m. today. We'll see lots of weather changes before it ends on Dec. 21. The year went by too quickly. Soon temps will start to drop and the days will get shorter than the nights. And aroun
Fall 2017 Facts And Trivia: Interesting Things About Autumnal Equinox
Friday, Sept. 22 marks the beginning of fall in the U.S. on the autumnal equinox at 4:02 pm EDT in the Northern Hemisphere. The equinox is defined as when day and night are the same length, approximately 12 hours each. The month also brings with it the harvest season. Here are some facts and trivia
Why the Last Snow on Earth May Be Red
Every spring, in alpine regions around the world, one of Earth's tiniest migrations takes place. The migrants are single-celled green algae; they are kin to seaweed, but instead of living in the sea they live in snow. (Snow weed, maybe?) They spend the winter deep in the snowpack, atop last summer's
Lawsuit targets medical marijuana expansion
Three companies that got state approval last month to produce medical marijuana in Orange and Ulster counties face a legal hurdle as they develop their plans: a lawsuit by five existing medical-marijuana businesses that aims to stop the expansion of their fledgling industry. The newly approved compe
Progressive programs planned for students, parents
NORTH CALDWELL - A slew of special programs, including a joint effort between the West Essex Regional School District and the Caldwell West Caldwell School District, have been scheduled for this fall. According to West Essex Regional High School Principal Caesar Diliberto, the program had no lack of
Weekend Family Fun: Crane Park FamilyFest, Thomas the Tank Engine and More!
Fall is here and so is the weekend! There are plenty of fun activities happening in our area as we usher in the new season, and we've rounded them up right here. Have a look! Saturday Morning Author/Illustrator Storytime continues at Watchung Booksellers (54 Fairfield Street, Watchung Plaza, Montcla
Author Harlan Coben thinks his characters have 'Jersey wise-ass sensibility'
There's no rest for author Harlan Coben, but he doesn't seem to mind. For years, he's been churning out one page-turner after another, to the delight of mystery and suspense fans around the world. He'll be discussing his latest novel, "Don't Let Go" (Dutton/Penguin Random House) on Sept. 25 at the