Downtown Newark, shown here in a file photo. The city's Municipal Council on Wednesday approved changes to development regulations that would allow for a casino in the district.
NEWARK - Striking a triumphant tone, Superintendent of Schools Christopher Cerf and other district leaders on Thursday declared the first school day of the year a success. The remarks came at Barringer High School, which became something of a ground zero for the issues facing the school system last year after a student video raised concerns about teacher vacancies, overcrowding and even a lack of sufficient desk s in many classrooms.
Sammy Sanders was struck by a black Nissan Rogue in the 600 block of Frelinghuysen Avenue at about 11:28 p.m. Wednesday, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Police Director Eugene Venable announced in a release Thursday. The car's 27-year-old driver remained at the scene of the accident, authorities said.
NEWARK - Five people, included two reputed members of the Bloods street gang, were arrested on drug distribution charges during a pair of incidents on Tuesday, authorities said. Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura said that narcotics detectives from his department were conducting surveillance in downtown Newark around 4 p.m., trailing suspected Bloods member and drug dealer Khasif Parrish.
A man charged over his alleged role in a more than $100 million insider trading scheme that involved hacking into networks that distribute corporate news releases pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. Arkadiy Dubovoy, who spoke Russian and used an interpreter, entered his plea to securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy charges in a brief appearance before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo in Newark, New Jersey.
Tyree Crawford, 18, was one of six occupants of a Jaguar sedan authorities said was stolen early Tuesday morning in the city's Valisburg section. After the being spotted by police, the suspects attempted to evade apprehension, prompting a police pursuit through city's South Ward.