Hillside tax preparer pleads guilty to preparing fraudulent tax returns

NEWARK –The owner of KLJ Consultants, Inc., a commercial tax preparation business located in Hillside, pleaded guilty today to willfully preparing false tax returns for clients. Karan Jenkins, 55, entered her plea in federal court before U. S. District Court Judge William Walls. Jenkins pleaded guilty to a one count information that charges her with aiding and assisting in […]

Hillside resident admits to preparing fraudulent tax returns

NEWARK — The owner of KCJ Financial Corporation, located in Irvington, pleaded guilty today to willfully preparing false tax returns for clients. Kellar Covington Jr., a resident of Hillside, entered his plea in federal court before U. S. Magistrate Judge James Clark III. Covington pleaded guilty to a one count information that charges him with […]

Reward offered for help in Saturday’s double murder in Newark

NEWARK – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced today that a reward up to $10,000 is being offered by the Essex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers Program for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Manu Smith, 24, of Hillside and […]

Employees questioning the ‘will of the mayor’

New Hillside mayor described as ‘tyrant’

HILLSIDE – Although she has only held the title of township mayor for a month, Angela Garretson is creating a firestorm of controversy with the changes she is making. Since Garretson took the oath of office as mayor she has managed to turn things upside down in town hall and some employees are in the […]

New Hillside mayor defends actions

Addressing rumors directly, Garretson explains the need for some of her prompt decisions

HILLSIDE — Although Angela Garretson has only been in the mayor’s seat for a few weeks, she has brought sweeping changes along with her that are not sitting well with political enemies. Despite rumors that bordered on the salacious about her private behavior, and other rumors that gave rise to possible misuse of her rights […]

Arrest made in shooting of off-duty South Plainfield police officer in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH — A Newark man has been arrested and charged with shooting an off-duty police officer during a suspected attempted robbery outside an Elizabeth nightclub earlier this month, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced Friday. Taquan Ward, 21, was arrested without incident Friday morning in Newark and charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, second-degree possession of a […]

Hillside woman indicted on murder charge

HILLSIDE — A Hillside woman has been indicted on charges she stabbed an acquaintance to death earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced Friday. On Friday morning a Union County grand jury returned a three-count indictment against Ebony Harris, 24, who is charged with first-degree murder, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, […]

Immaculate Conception High School students lend a hand to Community FoodBank

HILLSIDE — Immaculate Conception High School students Ashley Medina of Newark and Joshua Okaro of Irvington joined their Student/Partner Alliance mentors for a morning of community service at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside recently. Of the ninety students that attended, eight were students from Immaculate Conception High School, located in Montclair. Along with […]

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