Two former executives with an Easton- area athletic gear refurbishing company were sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Newark after previously pleading guilty to one count of mail and wire fraud conspiracy. Former chief financial officer of Circle System Group Inc. Mitchell Kurlander, 57, of Allentown, was sentenced to 41 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his part in a scheme that defrauded numerous public schools in New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said in a news release.
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, then a councilman and vice principal at Weequahic High School , needed their help. There had been a rash of fights after school and he wanted men from the neighborhood to be a presence when classes let out.
Corey Fallen, of Atlanta, Georgia, is suing New Jersey and Newark officials, claiming he was falsely arrested and unlawfully imprisoned for nearly six months in connection with the stabbing death of Denise Ramsey. NEWARK - As his wife was giving birth to their son in Atlanta, Georgia on April 7, 2013, Corey Fallen was hundreds of miles away in a cell at the Essex County Correctional Facility.
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.