NEWARK - A state appeals court today upheld the murder conviction of a man for a 2011 stabbing at a Newark liquor store, but the judges vacated his 55-year prison term and ordered that he receive a new sentence. Jamar Holmes, 34, formerly of West Orange, had sought to reverse his 2012 conviction, based in part on his claim that a prosecutor committed misconduct by making certain statements during the trial.
Honorary degree recipient Clement Price participates in Essex County College's commencement in Newark in this file photo. Price died Nov. 5. (Patti Sapone NEWARK - The unexpected death of historian Clement Price, one of Rutgers-Newark's most beloved professors, has led to a flood of donations to the state university in his memory, school officials said.
NEWARK - A woman walks past National Guard troops and State Police officers during the riots in Newark that took place from July 12-17, 1967. According to contemporary reports and articles published in the Star-Ledger marking the anniversary of the events, a total of 26 people died in the disturbances that took place during what is often referred to as "the long, hot summer of 1967."
While the cause of autism remains a mystery researchers at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark are continuing to try and figure out why the Garden State's rate has increased over the past decade and remains the highest in the nation. One in 45 children in New Jersey is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, compared to one in 68 nationally, according to federal statistics compiled in 2010 and unveiled last spring.
In a story Feb. 28 about a fight between two teenagers in Newark, The Associated Press, relying on information from city police, reported erroneously the location of the fight. It occurred outside a middle school, not at a high school.
Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq, smashed ancient statues with sledgehammers this month, hell-bent on destroying what they call non-Islamic ideas, and as the world watched ISIS' rampage videos in horror, Iraqi civilization and the culture of a people were being obliterated. Perhaps that is why a relatively minor stolen oil painting by Pablo Picasso received international hoopla from the press after New Jersey custom agents discovered it in a small Federal Express Christmas package labeled as an "art craft/toy."