Spat with fire chief leads to firing

EAST NEWARK – An East Newark volunteer firefighter has been fired following a verbal blow-up with the chief of the Fire Department. The Borough Council voted last Wednesday, July 8, to affirm the termination of Firefighter Ed McKeown, following an administrative hearing held by the council on June 25. McKeown,… Continue Reading

Essex tributes to ‘first patriots’’

July 4 was marked as America’s Independence Day with public ceremonies in Belleville and Nutley. At the historic cemetery behind the old Dutch Reformed Church in Belleville, where the graves of more than 60 Revolutionary War veterans are buried, the Belleville Historical Society unveiled a replica monument for Pvt. Hermanus Brown.… Continue Reading

‘Shots-fired’ call leads to discovery of body

NORTH ARLINGTON –  A man has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Riverview Gardens apartments just off Ridge Road and the Belleville Turnpike, acting North Arlington Chief of Police John Hearn said in a news release. At 11:46 p.m., Thursday, July 9, Hearn said the NAPD… 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