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  1. Grape Street Crips gang member admits conspiracy involving shooting, drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

    NEWARK -- A member of the Grape Street Crips street gang on Tuesday admitted in Newark federal court to a conspiracy to distribute drugs and shoot rival gang members in the city, the U.S Attorney's Office said. Justin Carnegie, 30, pleaded guilty to five counts, including conspiracy to commit aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon and separate conspiracies to distribute one kilogram of heroin and 280 grams or more of crack cocaine, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced in a news release.

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  2. Believe it or not, this N.J. city was named among 'most livable' nationwideRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

    EAST ORANGE -- It may be small in size, but East Orange is now considered one of the most livable cities in the country. Mayor Lester E. Taylor the III received a "City Livability Award" from the U.S. Conference of Mayors at its 85th annual meeting in Miami Beach, Florida on Saturday, in which former mayors selected winners from a pool of more than 150 applicants.

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  3. Convicted killer gets 30 years for armed robbery at Wantage motelRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | NJ.com

    Charles Puryear, 31, of Newark, pleaded guilty this past April to first-degree armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon in the Dec. 4, 2011 robbery at Rolling Hills Motel in Wantage, the Sussex County Prosecutor's Office said. Puryear, who received an extended term as a repeat violent offender, will be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence before he's eligible for parole, according to the prosecutor's office.

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  4. Getaway driver in Short Hills mall carjacking, killing faces sentencingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Jersey Journal

    Basim Henry, 36, of South Orange, faces "life-plus" in prison after being found guilty of murder, carjacking and other offenses. Henry will be sentenced before Superior Court Judge Michael L. Ravin, who oversaw Henry's trial for the Dec. 15, 2013 fatal shooting of Friedland, 30, of Hoboken, during the theft of his father's Range Rover in one of the mall's parking structures.

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  5. State record performance sends East Orange's Cory Poole to Pan-Am Jr. ChampionshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 25 | NJ.com

    He's done it with one shoe. He's done it with two shoes. Now, East Orange's Cory Poole is heading to Peru.

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  6. Family of 11-year-old killed in crash makes summer traffic safety pleaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 25 | The Jersey Journal

    The death of 11-year-old Nikhil Badlani was preventable, his mom Sangeeta Badlani told a a group of traffic safety advocates and elected officials who gathered at the Millburn Free Public Library on Wednesday afternoon. "He died due to someone's negligence, and we paid a price -- a price of the highest kind," said Sangeeta Badlani.

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  7. Morning rain makes for an extra-muddy MuckFest MS 5K runRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 24 | NJ.com

    A heavy, early-morning rain left its mark on the five kilometer obstacle course in South Mountain reservation today, as 5,000 participants ran, slid, crawled and even swam through the mud at MuckFest MS New Jersey. The annual event in West Orange is one of 12 around the country which raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to fund research and treatment of the disease that attacks the central nervous system and affects more than two million people worldwide.

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  8. Loaded guns, heroin seized in separate Newark arrests, cops sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 23 | The Jersey Journal

    Detectives received a report of a person with a gun on the 500 block of Clinton Avenue around 10:25 p.m. and stopped a man matching a description in the area, according to city Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. Police found the man, Hakeem O. White, 30, had a loaded .22 caliber handgun, 69 Oxycodone pills, four vials of crack cocaine and about $853, Ambrose said in a statement.

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  9. Cory Poole of East Orange is the NJ.com Track Athlete of the Year, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 23 | The Jersey Journal

    The rise to elite status, however, began roughly midway through his high school career - some 2,500 miles away from his home in East Orange. Poole, then a rising junior track star at East Orange , reached the semifinals in the 400-meter hurdles at the World Youth Championships in the northwest corner of South America in Cali, Colombia.

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  10. Police arrest man who allegedly stole from woman, 87, in wheelchairRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 23 | The Jersey Journal

    WEST ORANGE -- A man is accused of swiping a pocketbook from an 87-year-old woman in a wheelchair and stealing her rental car at a West Orange store, officials said Friday. Christopher Diorio, 31, was arrested Thursday at an apartment he rents in West Orange, according to a township spokeswoman.

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  11. Columbia High School 2017 graduationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 23 | The Jersey Journal

    NEWARK -- Columbia High School, from the South Orange and Maplewood School District, held its 2017 graduation on Thursday, at the Essex County College gym. A total of 432 graduating seniors received diplomas during the 4 p.m. ceremony, where Columbia Principal Elizabeth Aaron read each name aloud.

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  12. Softball: From a perfect game to Yankee Stadium, Cedar Grove's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 22 | NJ.com

    She ended it standing on the mound at Yankee Stadium throwing out the first pitch before a Major League Baseball Game. Not a bad 3+ months for the sophomore, who became arguably the story of the softball season with a historic playoff run and earned herself NJ.com Pitcher of the Year honors.

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  13. Boaz Madeus of Nottingham is the Times of Trenton Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 22 | NJ.com

    On the final day of the state's high school track and field season, Rutgers-bound Boaz Madeus of Nottingham came in second in the 400 hurdles, beaten out only by an NJSIAA M-F Athletic Meet of Champions-record performance from future Syracuse runner Corey Poole of East Orange. Madeus' finish was the highest of any area boys athlete at the M of C and capped a season worthy of the Times of Trenton Athlete of the Year award in boys track and field for 2017.

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  14. Stealth Trump protesters tagging signs with cat earsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | NJ.com

    SOUTH ORANGE - A posse of "ninjas" led by a local anonymous activist is defacing pedestrian street signs in the name of women's solidarity. The stealth "Pussies United" campaign struck South Orange, Maplewood and Millburn, adding little black cat ear stickers to the heads of stick figures on signs.

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  15. Jury convicts ex-lover who killed popular teacher in front of copRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | The Jersey Journal

    NEWARK -- An Essex County jury on Wednesday found Andre Higgs guilty of murder in the May 1, 2015 fatal shooting of Latrena May, a teacher at Pride Academy Charter School and the mother of Higgs' daughter. In addition to murder, the jury seated before Superior Court Judge Ronald D. Wigler found Higgs guilty of unlawfully possessing of a weapon, possessing a weapon for an unlawful purpose and hindering, but acquitted him of endangering a child.

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  16. N.J. man with ALS raises $200K for research with picklesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | NJ.com

    WEST ORANGE -- A New Jersey man stricken by a life-threatening illness is reportedly using his entrepreneurial skills to help researchers find a cure. West Orange resident Arthur Cohen, who was diagnosed with ALS three years ago at age 58, has difficulty walking, and has to speak through a computer, according to a WABC report.

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  17. 18 years for duo who ran Newark drug ringRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 18 | The Jersey Journal

    NEWARK -- Two men who admitted they were part of a major crack cocaine operation in Newark will be spending 18 years in prison. Grape Street Crips Hakeem Vanderhall, 33, of East Orange, and Eric Concepcion, 30, of Clifton, were sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty earlier this year to helping run a large-scale racketeering and drug trafficking operation concentrating on 6th Avenue and North 5th Street in Newark, Acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick announced in a release.

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  18. N.J. man found dead in N.C. was reportedly shot 3 timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | NJ.com

    Bangaly Fofana of East Orange was found dead behind a building in Greensboro, N.C. in January. Authorities announced Monday he had been shot three times.

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  19. Teacher's accused killer tells jury he didn't intend to kill herRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | The Newark Star-Ledger

    NEWARK -- As Andre Higgs faced an Essex County jury from the witness stand Tuesday, he did not hesitate when one of his defense attorneys asked if he had intended to kill Latrena May on May 1, 2015 . But in an attempt to establish just that intent, Assistant Prosecutor Justin Edwab introduced evidence that less than two months before her fatal shooting, Higgs had choked May, the mother of his child, during a domestic violence assault at the East Orange home where she was later gunned down.

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  20. Man who ran tax scheme from behind bars headed back to jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 20 | The Jersey Journal

    NEWARK -- An East Orange man is heading back to jail -- a punishment handed down Tuesday for a scheme he admitted carrying out last time he was behind bars. Reginald Eaford, 47, was sentenced in Newark federal court to 51 months in prison for his role in a scam in which he and partner Winfred Moses, 49, also of East Orange, filed phony tax returns on behalf of prison inmates in order to collect refund checks, Acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick announced.

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