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Former NJ Transit bus driver sentenced to five years for vehicular homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced June 21 that Fayola Howard, 36, of Bloomfield, a former NJ Transit bus operator, was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison for causing the death of a passenger, Kevin Thomas, 55, of Newark. Superior Court Judge Ronald D. Wigler imposed the sentence on June 20. Under the No Early Release Act, Howard must serve 85 percent of her sentence before she is eligible for parole.
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5 people injured in Paterson shooting, police say

NEW JERSEY (PIX11)– Five people were injured in a shooting in Paterson early Sunday morning, officials said. The victims were shot in an area near Madison and Essex streets at approximately 4:30 a.m., police said. Authorities responding to the scene found a 25-year-old man with a non-fatal gunshot wound. The man was taken to the […]
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Five people hurt in Paterson shooting

Five people were wounded in a shooting in Paterson early Sunday morning, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office. The victims, 25, 17, 19, 30, and 19, were struck by gunfire on Madison and Essex streets at around 4:30 a.m. Police found the 25-year-old victim, a resident of Haledon,...

Weed out career opportunities in the booming cannabis industry

Ask 27-year-old Nick D’Amelio what he does for a living, and his answer might surprise you. “I grow weed,” said the Waldwick, NJ, resident. D’Amelio landed his first gig in the cannabis industry more than three years ago, when he was hired as a cultivation technician at the Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair, NJ. It was love at first seed. “I’m a weed guy. I like weed. I’m passionate about the plant and the opportunity it holds for so many,” he said. D’Amelio was not only talking about medical and recreational cannabis, but the career growth and possibilities the industry offers as well. “Three...

Watsessing Park Playground in Bloomfield NJ

This playground! Watsessing Park Playground in Bloomfield NJ is one of the most inclusive and accessible playgrounds we have ever visited. We first saw this playground being built in 2019, while on a day trip to North Jersey. We knew then it would be phenomenal and I have been wanting to get back ever since. We did just that this past Friday.

Hot Chicken Chain Announces First North Jersey Shop

Dave’s Hot Chicken, the fast casual hot chicken brand that announced it’s intentions to expand in Jersey last September, will open a location in Wayne according to QSR Magazine (. ). Founded by Dave Kopushyan and three friends in 2017, Dave’s Hot Chicken began as a pop-up and...

Cruise and learn on Lake Hopatcong’s Floating Classroom

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation will be running 90-minute summer cruises on their Floating Classroom, an interactive education center with scientific equipment right on board to facilitate a hands-on learning experience that’s fun for children and adults alike. These informational, ecology-based cruises will depart at 11 am from Hopatcong State Park every Monday from July 11 through August 29.

After 41 years, Nevins ready to bid adieu to Bloomfield public schools

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Terry Nevins, an English and special education teacher at Bloomfield High School, will retire this month after 41 years in the district. Growing up in the township, she attended Watsessing Elementary School and South Junior High School. She is a 1977 graduate of BHS and received her Bachelor of Arts from William Paterson University in 1981. Her master’s degree in career education for the handicapped was conferred by Kean University. She also attained certification in supervision and administration from the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association.