Newark man charged in 19-count indictment in multiple armed robberies

NEWARK – A federal grand jury  returned a 19-count indictment against a Newark man Wednesday morning in connection with a series of commercial establishment robberies in Union, Essex and Bergen counties, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Jamar Darby (a/k/a Rhino) 26, is charged with one count of conspiring to commit a Hobbs Act robbery, […]

Alzheimer’s Association to present free program at Trinitas

ELIZABETH – The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter will presenting a community education program, “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters” at Trinitas Hospital Center for Regional Education Building in Elizabeth on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There is no fee for attending this program, but registration is required to reserve seating […]

Westfield library holds interactive science show on Oct. 19

WESTFIELD — On Saturday, Oct. 19, the interactive science storytellers otherwise known as the Sciencetellers, will be presenting a show at Westfield Memorial Library. The Sciencetellers teach science to the kids in their audience by telling a lively, interactive and exciting story. At each of these thrilling shows, members of the audience can volunteer and […]

Summit issues traffic alert beginning Oct. 1

SUMMIT — There will be a construction detour on or about Oct. 1, due to the closure of the Springfield Avenue entrance of the Tier Garage. Drivers are being asked to use the Maple Street entrance instead. Questions about this closure should be directed to Rita McNany, the parking services manager for Summit’s Parking Services […]

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA rallying the community in the name of art

SCOTCH PLAINS – “Arts Week is about celebrating the influence of art and culture on youth and adults alike,” said Sheri Cognetti, Senior Program Director of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA. “It’s an opportunity to showcase artists’ work and to bring everyone together to experience and understand the pleasure and impact of the arts.” The community […]

Plainfield-based gang allegedly supported the enterprise with murder, extortion, plots to kill witnesses and a law enforcement officer

NEWARK – Three former leaders of a New Jersey branch of the violent international street gang “La Mara Salvatrucha” – including its founding member – are charged with racketeering and murder in an indictment that also charges 11 other alleged members of the gang with related crimes, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced yesterday. Santos […]