From left, Kenira Zakat, Kyshael Ivery and Najala Taylor, all of Newark, were in the Union County jail today on charges of shoplifting more than $600 of clothes from a Linden store. LINDEN - Three Newark women were in jail this morning on charges of shoplifting $644 in clothes from a city store and then leading police on a chase that ended after the women had to stop in traffic in Elizabeth, authorities said.
A year after the fire at Union Hill townhouses forced from their homes residents of all 18 units in one building, there's finally some visible progress to see in the re-construction. Work on repairing the foundation is done and the roof trusses will be manufactured.
Members of the Essex County Sheriffs Department descended on Saint John's Soup Kitchen in Newark this morning in what would be the first of about two dozen locations they would hit as they delivered donated food for the homeless and the hungry. Waiting for them in the driveway was Barbara Maran, director of kitchen who greeted Sheriff Armando Fontoura with a big hug and then took charge of telling him and his team where the food was to be stored in the churches basement.
The vegetarian senator announced on Twitter that he's committing to a vegan diet until the end of the year. Vegan until end of yr at least.
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Police Director Eugene Venable said Newark police were called to the area of Avon Avenue and Stratford Place in the city's Central Ward around 8:30 p.m., where they found an adult male unconscious on the sidewalk. His name is not being released because his family has yet to be informed of his death, according to Carter.
The Newark Anti-Violence Coalition will participate in a march and rally to condemn the Ferguson grand jury for its decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson with criminal charges for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown. The rally will be held today at 5 p.m. at the Lincoln Monument on Springfield Ave. in Newark.