SMMC offers free screenings for diabetes, hypertension

According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million Americans are living with diabetes and 86 million have prediabetes and are at risk for developing diabetes. In recognition of American Diabetes Month, November, St. Michael’s Medical Center, 111 Central Ave., Newark, will host a special diabetes event on Friday, Nov. 13, from… Continue Reading

3 nabbed in shooting outside club: ECPO

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed a published report that three individuals have been apprehended in connection with the fatal shooting of a man outside a Belleville strip club on Oct. 8. Katherine Carter, spokeswoman for the ECPO, confirmed as “accurate” a report by Patch that Yanafi Mojica, 31, Armand… Continue Reading

Kearny Bank hosts business program

In an informal talk to business leaders at Kearny Bank headquarters in Fairfield. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Bracken touted two initiatives designed to boost New Jersey’s economy: funding the state’s Transportation Trust Fund and eliminating or greatly reducing the individual estate tax. “We need to find a permanent, long-term, dedicated funding… Continue Reading

Kearny’s Ruela heads Rutgers-Newark women’s soccer

Although she’s still just 25 years old and not that far removed from her playing days at Kearny High School, Ariana Ruela is the head coach of a prestigious women’s soccer program at Rutgers- Newark. “I never dreamed it could happen to me this quickly, especially not at 25,” said Ruela, who… Continue Reading

Fatal shooting still mystery

BELLEVILLE –  The Belleville Police Department’s Homicide/Major Crimes Unit and Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a fatal shooting in the 200 block of Belleville Ave. during the early morning hours last Thursday. A joint press release by Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Belleville Police Chief Joseph Rotonda… Continue Reading

Local motorist charged in death of cabbie

BELLEVILLE – A 23-year-old Belleville woman has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with the death last week of a taxicab driver in Newark, Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray has announced. Authorities said Anaisa Bautista was driving in the city at approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20,… Continue Reading

While in jail, he’s charged with more crimes

KEARNY –  A 26-year-old Newark man, Onajii Campbell, has been charged in connection with two overnight break-ins that occurred here in May. Those charges — two counts of burglary and two counts of theft — were filed after Kearny detectives interviewed him at the Essex County Jail, where Campbell has been… Continue Reading

Charged in Essex takedown

NEWARK –  A Nutley man was among 48 individuals charged last week in a law enforcement sweep “centered on violence, drugs, guns and murder in Essex County, mainly in the city of Newark,” County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced. Dubbed Operation T.I.D.E. (Targeted Integrated Deployment Enforcement), the July 1 takedown was… Continue Reading

Long-time friends Malanga, Nisivoccia reunite at All-Star Classic

UNION –  Frank Malanga and Vincent Nisivoccia are longtime friends, going back to their middle school days in Nutley. They also played youth football together and were extremely close. “Our mothers are best friends,” Nisivoccia said. “We definitely grew up together.” But when it came time to go to high school,… Continue Reading

Atlantic Sun shines bright on NJIT

NEWARK –  Ever since he took over the job as the head men’s basketball coach at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Jim Engles would always hear one question when he approached possible recruits. “A lot of the kids I recruited always asked me first, ‘What conference are you in?’” Engles… Continue Reading