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UPDATE: Man Murders his Wife Inside Newark Ironbound House Police say

Newark--Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigatingthe murder of Ms. Maria Lasso, 45, of Newark.

Gospel Singers Charles Butler, Trinity, Kierra Sheard to Perform in Newark’s Virtual ’Sing in Praise of King'

Mayor Ras J. Baraka and other dignitaries will celebrate the City of Newark’s 33rdannual “Sing in Praise of King” observance on Monday, January 18, at 8 p.m. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire observance will be “virtual,” and can be viewed on the city’s Facebook page at, or on its Government Access TV stations, Channel 78 (Altice), or Channel 28 (FIOS). 

Newark Police Officer Dies of COVID-19

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose regretfully announce the passing of Newark Police Officer Hector Moya, 55, who succumbed today to Coronavirus complications, according to his family.

Florham Park Man Arrested with Handgun at Newark Airport

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers caught a Morris County man with a handgun at a security checkpoint in Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday, January 12, marking the first gun stopped at one of the airport checkpoints this year.

Newark Mayor Orders 30-Day Suspension on Towing Cars with Suspended License, Registrations

The Honorable Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today that he has signed an Executive Order that goes into effect today, placing a 30-day suspension on towing cars that have expired licenses or lack registration from the streets of Newark, unless the vehicle creates a dangerous situation or it is engaged in criminal activity. In either case, a police officer must be present.

Newark to Launch Pop-up COVID-19 Vaccination Locations in Every Ward

Newark City officials announced today that in addition to the City’s current two Newark Department of Health vaccination sites located at 110 William Street and 394 University Avenue, there will be new rotating vaccination locations throughout the city beginning in February.