The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has dismissed a remaining charge against an Essex County Sheriff's officer, who was accused of criminally restraining a woman in 2012. John P. Warnock, 39, of Newark, formerly of Belleville, was cleared of criminal coercion, by Hudson County Judge Sheila Ann Venable on Tuesday.
* Pedro Matos of Bloomfield pleaded guilty on Nov. 25 to harassment from Sept. 11. He was given one year's probation and was also fined $1,215, including traffic tickets.
A New Jersey judge has approved a $190 million settlement with the last remaining defendant stemming from lawsuits filed over pollution in the Passaic River. It's the third and final settlement with companies involved in litigation over river contamination.
NEWARK - An unconventional mix of players took the court at the city's YMCA this morning - two Harlem Globetrotters, two executives from the Prudential Center, the NJ Devils mascot, and a group of student players from North Star Academy Charter School. Middle school members of North Star's basketball teams joined Globetrotters 'Flight Time' Lang and William 'Bull' Bullard, and NJ Devils CEO Scott O'Neil and business president Hugh Weber in a match-up that they won't soon forget.
Newark officials marked on Tuesday the completion of the first phase of the $7.6 million project, located at 189 Chadwick Avenue n the city's South Ward. Twenty-two of 42 renovated apartments have been completed and will soon be ready for families, according to the Newark Housing Authority, which rehabilitated the building.
So what does the Panama Canal some 2,154 miles away effect Newark? Well the commission of of Newark Environment believes there is a direct correlation. The Panama Canal expansion project is the largest project at the Canal since its original construction, intended to double the capacity of the Panama Canal by 2016 by creating a new lane of traffic and allowing more and larger ships to transit.