JUSTICE DELAYED: Accused Killer Of Bayonne Mom Finally Extradited To US To Face Murder Charges JUSTICE DELAYED: Accused Killer Of Bayonne Mom Finally Extradited To US To Face Murder Charges
Justice Delayed: Accused Killer Of Bayonne Mom Finally Extradited To US To Face Murder Charges A fugitive wanted for the brutal slaying of a Bayonne mom studying to be a nurse 3½ years ago has finally been extradited to the United States to face murder charges. Erick Acosta, 35, fled to Colombia after beating 40-year-old Crystal Ojeda to death with an object that local authorities have yet to identify in a public housing project on Lord Avenue near the Kill Van Kull. It was shortly before 1 p.m. Oct. 9, 2020 that city police responding to a request for a welfare check found the brutally beaten Ojeda. The mother of two, formerly of Jersey City, had been struck in the head and on her …
Driver, 43, Dies In Crash With Dump Truck, Guardrail On Route 80: State Police Driver, 43, Dies In Crash With Dump Truck, Guardrail On Route 80: State Police
Driver, 43, Dies In Crash With Dump Truck, Guardrail On Route 80: State Police A 43-year-old Paterson man was killed after he crashed into a truck on Route 80 in Essex County on the early morning of Friday, April 12, authorities said. Sixto Torres-Duran was driving a Mazda eastbound on Route 80 in Fairfield when he lost directional control, ran off the roadway to the right and crashed into a guardrail just after 2:45 a.m., Jeffrey Lebron, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said. After hitting the guardrail, the Mazda re-entered the roadway and crashed into a Kenilworth dump truck, causing the truck to overturn, Lebron said. Torres-Duran sustained fatal injuri…
UPDATE: Popular Garfield Restaurant Ravaged By Overnight Fire (w/PHOTOS) UPDATE: Popular Garfield Restaurant Ravaged By Overnight Fire (w/PHOTOS)
Update: Popular Garfield Restaurant Ravaged By Overnight Fire (w/Photos) A firefighter was taken to a local hospital and two civilians were tended to at the scene of an overnight blaze that destroyed a popular Garfield restaurant and severely damaged the apartments above it. A passerby alerted authorities to the fire that broke on the first floor of DP's Pub and Seafood Grill on River Drive shortly after 2:30 a.m. Friday, April 12, responders said. Firefighters found flames engulfing the bar and spreading quickly through the upper floors. Police Capt. Mario Pozo said two second-floor tenants were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene after responding Garfie…
RECOGNIZE THEM? Bayonne PD Turns To Public For Help In Weeks-Old Armed Robbery RECOGNIZE THEM? Bayonne PD Turns To Public For Help In Weeks-Old Armed Robbery
Recognize Them? Bayonne PD Turns To Public For Help In Weeks-Old Armed Robbery Bayonne police on Thursday shared photos of two men who they said robbed someone at gunpoint nearly three weeks ago. The holdup occurred at 42nd Street and Avenue E shortly before 1:30 a.m. March 23, they said. It was a Saturday. Police didn't say why they waited until April 11 (19 days) to seek the public's help, although in such cases it's ordinarily because investigators haven't made any progress. They also didn't describe what was taken, how many victims (nor ages or genders), nor whether anyone was injured. There were no descriptions of the robbers or in which direction they headed …
Dirt Bicyclist Struck, Killed On Clifton Street Dirt Bicyclist Struck, Killed On Clifton Street
Dirt Bicyclist Struck, Killed On Clifton Street A 24-year-old dirt bicyclist was struck and killed on a Clifton street just below Route 46, authorities confirmed. A 2007 Honda bike driven by the as-yet unidentified rider collided with a Honda CRV at the corner of Lakeview Avenue and East 11th Street shortly before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, they said. The victim was taken to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Thomas Rinaldi said in a joint release. The SUV driver remained at the scene. CHECK BACK FOR MORE DETAILS
New Jersey State Police Mourns K-9 Echo, Explosive Detection Dog New Jersey State Police Mourns K-9 Echo, Explosive Detection Dog
New Jersey State Police Mourns K-9 Echo, Explosive Detection Dog Echo, who served in the New Jersey State Police K-9 unit for 11 years, was laid to rest on Thursday, April 4 due to health issues, the NJSP announced on Facebook. Echo worked as an explosive detection dog, working for New Jersey's Detect and Render Safe Taskforce. Working with his partner, Sgt. Christopher Pastor, Echo conducted sweeps for the State House, state government buildings and events at MetLife Stadium, including ay Super Bowl XLVIII. "I am so impressed by these K-9 police dogs," said one mourner. "Thank you for your service Echo, what an amazing example of canine intelligence and…
Accused JC Scammers Hit With More Charges, Total Take Rises By $400,000 Accused JC Scammers Hit With More Charges, Total Take Rises By $400,000
Accused JC Scammers Hit With More Charges, Total Take Rises By $400,000 Three Indian Americans from North Jersey charged in a hotel supply company scam were re-arrested this week after authorities said they learned that the trio stiffed victims by three times as much money as they’d originally believed. Married couple Viral Patel, 38, and Priyanka Patel, 33, of Jersey City and Pratik Patel, 35, of Ramsey, were originally charged last December with pocketing $200,000 for services that were never provided by their Janvi Hotel Supply company on Thorne Street, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Members of the prosecutor’s Special Investigations Unit conti…
Duo Accused Of Carjacking Takeout Customer In Newark Face Federal Prosecution Duo Accused Of Carjacking Takeout Customer In Newark Face Federal Prosecution
Duo Accused Of Carjacking Takeout Customer In Newark Face Federal Prosecution Two repeat offenders charged with carjacking a customer waiting for a pickup order outside a Newark restaurant are now in federal custody and aren't going anywhere. The victim was pumping air into the front passenger tire on Dec. 9, 2023 when the pair arrived in a 2015 Lexus that had been stolen from outside a Wawa on Route 34 in Wall Township. Arraqeeb Williams-Cook, 23, of East Orange, got into the driver's seat of the victim's car, then pulled a gun, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said. As the victim ran into the restaurant to call for help, ex-con Washir Singleta…
Car Thief Confronted By Wyckoff Homeowner Turns Out To Be 14-Year-Old Garfield Boy Car Thief Confronted By Wyckoff Homeowner Turns Out To Be 14-Year-Old Garfield Boy
Car Thief Confronted By Wyckoff Homeowner Turns Out To Be 14-Year-Old Garfield Boy A would-be car thief who fled a Wyckoff driveway after the new BMW X5’s owner confronted him turned out to be a 14-year-old boy from Garfield, authorities said. The teen hopped into a waiting Dodge Charger that was trailed by a Nissan Rogue, both of which sped from Atwood Place early one late-March morning, Wyckoff Police Lt. Joseph Soto said. Sgt. Ryan Noon tried stopping the Rogue but had to terminate the pursuit because of safety concerns, Soto said. Detective Sgt. Michael DeMaio took it from there, identifying the boy with help from Newark police who’d stopped the Charger, the lieutena…
Private Pics Cost Glen Rock 'Sextortion' Victim $20,000, Police Pursue Fugitive Cyberthief Private Pics Cost Glen Rock 'Sextortion' Victim $20,000, Police Pursue Fugitive Cyberthief
Private Pics Cost Glen Rock 'Sextortion' Victim $20,000, Police Pursue Fugitive Cyberthief An elderly lonely heart from Glen Rock was “sextorted” out of $20,000 after sending compromising photos to a scammer he thought was a woman -- and was about to hand over another 20 grand when his bank mercifully refused, authorities said. Online romance scammer Ali H. Maman, 59, of Frederick, MD (photo above), has so far eluded authorities, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said this week. Posing as a woman, Maman communicated with the Glen Rock senior through Instagram and WhatsApp, the chief said on Wednesday, April 10. The victim was convinced to share the risqué photos, then w…
140 Shopping Carts Stolen From Rochelle Park ShopRite: Man, 77, Younger Pal Busted 140 Shopping Carts Stolen From Rochelle Park ShopRite: Man, 77, Younger Pal Busted
140 Shopping Carts Stolen From Rochelle Park ShopRite: Man, 77, Younger Pal Busted A 77-year-old Cuban national and a middle-aged accomplice from Newark were arrested after 140 shopping carts were stolen from the Rochelle Park ShopRite over the course of two weeks, authorities said. The carts began vanishing from the parking lot of the West Passaic Street supermarket on March 27, Rochelle Park Police Capt. James M. DePreta said.By early this week, 140 were gone, the captain said. Total value: $28,000 (or $200 per).  Reviewing surveillance video with supermarket security, Rochelle Park Detective Sgt. Jared Shatkin and Detective Nick Mercoun identified a distinctive r…
Ex-Con Charged With Pointing Illegal Gun During Dispute In Garfield Ex-Con Charged With Pointing Illegal Gun During Dispute In Garfield
Ex-Con Charged With Pointing Illegal Gun During Dispute In Garfield Garfield police investigating a report of a man pointing a gun at a victim during a dispute seized an ex-con from Paterson. Officers responding to a John Street residence found a defaced .22-caliber handgun and a magazine loaded with 10 rounds that belonged to Kelvin Merello, 37, Garfield Police Capt. Mario Pozo said. They arrested Merello and charged him with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and multiple weapons counts -- including illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Merello -- whose online bio lists him as a personal trainer -- has remained in the Bergen Co…
'Reprehensible': Crimefighters Unite To Pursue Rutgers' Islamic Center Attackers (UPDATE) 'Reprehensible': Crimefighters Unite To Pursue Rutgers' Islamic Center Attackers (UPDATE)
'Reprehensible': Crimefighters Unite To Pursue Rutgers' Islamic Center Attackers (Update) The overnight trashing Wednesday of the Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University in New Brunswick -- which coincides with the end of the holy month of Ramadan -- is being treated as a bias crime, authorities said. Someone forced their way in sometimes before 4:30 a.m. April 10, broke glass and destroyed artwork and various other possessions, Rutgers Police Chief Kenneth Cop said. The attack came on Eid al-Fitr, the Islamic holiday commemorating the end of sunrise-to-dusk fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. "Today we witnessed art pieces with Quranic verses, shattered window…
2.6 Aftershock Recorded In New Jersey 5 Days After Massive Earthquake 2.6 Aftershock Recorded In New Jersey 5 Days After Massive Earthquake
2.6 Aftershock Recorded In New Jersey 5 Days After Massive Earthquake We're not out of the earthquake woods just yet. A 2.6 aftershock was recorded in Somerset County on Wednesday, April 10, according to the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake was recorded 5 km southwest of Gladstone, with more than 430 people telling the USGS they could feel something shaking.  The aftershocks come in the wake of a 4.8 earthquake that originated in Whitehouse Station and shook up the Northeast. In the first day after the earthquake, the USGS reported 23 aftershocks. Aftershocks are smaller earthquakes that happen in the same general area during the days fol…
Jersey Shore Bizman Sentenced For IRS Tax Dodge: 2½ Years In Prison, $11.2 Million Restitution Jersey Shore Bizman Sentenced For IRS Tax Dodge: 2½ Years In Prison, $11.2 Million Restitution
Jersey Shore Bizman Sentenced For IRS Tax Dodge: 2½ Years In Prison, $11.2 Million Restitution UPDATE: An Ocean County businessman who stiffed the IRS out of more than $10 million in payroll taxes is headed to federal prison for a plea-bargained 2½ years. Josef Neuman, 37, of Lakewood, also must pay $11.2 million, including interest, that he still owes the government. Neuman was CEO of the Lakewood-based Concord Healthcare Group, which provided services to nursing homes and other healthcare operations -- including 20 or so that he also co-owned, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said. Despite being responsible for collecting, accounting for and paying the payroll taxe…
Notorious Vehicle ‘Broker’ Surrenders After Wyckoff Buyer Loses $12,000 In Scam: Police Notorious Vehicle ‘Broker’ Surrenders After Wyckoff Buyer Loses $12,000 In Scam: Police
Notorious Vehicle ‘Broker’ Surrenders After Wyckoff Buyer Loses $12,000 In Scam: Police A Wyckoff resident became the latest victim of a notorious scammer from Totowa who this time pocketed $12,000 for an Audi A5 that was never delivered, authorities said. Police in Wayne had arrested vehicle broker Anthony Antoniello, 38, early last month for keeping $27,900 toward a car he didn’t deliver, then bouncing a refund check. Daily Voice published a story about the arrest on March 5. SEE: Scammer Jailed After Collecting $27,000 For Car He Never Delivered: Wayne PD The following day, Wyckoff police were contacted by one of their residents. Detective Sgt. Michael Ragucci learned t…
Motorcyclist Killed In Crash With New Jersey State Police Car In South Jersey: AG Motorcyclist Killed In Crash With New Jersey State Police Car In South Jersey: AG
Motorcyclist Killed In Crash With New Jersey State Police Car In South Jersey: AG A motorcyclist was killed in a collision involving an on-duty New Jersey State Police trooper in South Jersey Tuesday, April 9, state officials said. An on-duty state trooper was conducting routine patrol duties on Route 70 in Southampton, when the vehicle "was involved in a collision" with a civilian motorcycle near Burrs Mill Road  New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin said. The motorcyclist was taken to Virtua Mount Holly Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 12:45 p.m. The state trooper involved in the collision did not sufferer significant injuries,…
Bergen Grade Schoolers Accused Of Sodomizing Boy With Sex Toy Bergen Grade Schoolers Accused Of Sodomizing Boy With Sex Toy
Bergen Grade Schoolers Accused Of Sodomizing Boy With Sex Toy A group of young boys from Old Tappan are accused of sodomizing another with a sex toy. According to multiple parents, the 8th graders pooled their money to buy the penis-shaped sex aid from a popular gift company. One apparently turned it on another at a local residence while at least two others helped with the horrific assault, they said. Video of the penetration and what the parents said was an equally disgusting subsequent act was apparently recorded and shared. It wasn't immediately clear what physical injuries the victim may have suffered or what medical treatment was needed.  …
Waldwick Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman At Saddle River Home Where She Worked Waldwick Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman At Saddle River Home Where She Worked
Waldwick Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman At Saddle River Home Where She Worked A Pakistani national living in Waldwick was charged with sexually assaulting a woman who was working at a Saddle River home. Muhammad Yousuf, 54, was arrested late last week for a sexual assault that Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella alleged occurred this past Feb. 26. Yousuf was sent to the Bergen County Jail following his arrest in Saddle River on Thursday, April 4. A judge in Hackensack released him, with conditions, the next day, records show.
Ridgefield Park Officer Finds Gun, Hollow-Nose Ammo, $24,500 After Stopping Out-Of-State Driver Ridgefield Park Officer Finds Gun, Hollow-Nose Ammo, $24,500 After Stopping Out-Of-State Driver
Ridgefield Park Officer Finds Gun, Hollow-Nose Ammo, $24,500 After Stopping Out-Of-State Driver A Ridgefield Park police officer turned up a handgun loaded with hollow-nose bullets, a small amount of crystal meth and $24,500 in suspicious cash during a traffic stop, authorities said. Officer Amanda Thomas stopped the Toyota Tundra for a number of violations at Main and Hobart streets shortly after 10 a.m. Monday, April 8, Police Chief Joseph Rella said. The driver, 40-year-old Mexican national Raul Villanueva Muratalla of Nashville, was taken into custody a short time later, he said. Muratalla was charged with unlawful weapons possession, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpo…
Route 3 Pileup: Trio Survives Wrong-Way DWI Crash, But Second Collision Injures 6 Route 3 Pileup: Trio Survives Wrong-Way DWI Crash, But Second Collision Injures 6
Route 3 Pileup: Trio Survives Wrong-Way DWI Crash, But Second Collision Injures 6 A pair of overnight chain-reaction crashes on Route 3 began when a suspended drunk driver heading west in the eastbound lanes slammed head-on into another vehicle, authorities said. It ended with a police car and a private vehicle being struck by another car moments later, sending six people to the hospital. It was shortly before 3:30 a.m. Sunday, April 7, when a 2022 Toyota Highlander being driven the wrong way collided with a 2019 Nissan Rogue on eastbound Route 3 near Route 120, East Rutherford Police Capt. Jeff Yannacone said. The driver of the Rogue, a 23-year-old Secaucus man, d…
Paramus Boy, 14, Goes Missing For Nearly 10 Hours, Social Media Helps Find Him Paramus Boy, 14, Goes Missing For Nearly 10 Hours, Social Media Helps Find Him
Paramus Boy, 14, Goes Missing For Nearly 10 Hours, Social Media Helps Find Him The nearly 10-hour disappearance of a 14-year-old Paramus Catholic High School student with no known history of issues or problems was enough to worry not just friends and family members but local first responders, as well. As usual, the social media machine kicked into gear -- and, sure enough, it made a difference. The boy left school around 8:45 a.m. Monday, April 8,  Paramus Police Chief Robert Guidetti explained. Although the chief didn't say why, it was believed the boy had some type of disagreement with a family member. The teen was last seen walking into a wooded area in Sadd…
Hillsdale Man, 50, Falls From Deck While Watching Eclipse Hillsdale Man, 50, Falls From Deck While Watching Eclipse
Hillsdale Man, 50, Falls From Deck While Watching Eclipse A man was airlifted to the hospital after falling from a residential deck in Hillsdale while watching Monday's solar eclipse, authorities said. The 50-year-old victim fell 10 feet from a deck without a railing while watching the Monday afternoon eclipse on Knickerbocker Road off Riverdale Street, Hillsdale Police Chief Sean Smith said. A medical helicopter landed at the nearby George White Middle School field a short time  later, the chief said.  Check out JJMontouri's videos at: youtube.com/@jjmontuori jjmontuori The victim was then flown to Hackensack University Medica…
Young Teen Sexually Assaulted In New Milford By Elderly Man, Middle-Aged Companion:  Prosecutor Young Teen Sexually Assaulted In New Milford By Elderly Man, Middle-Aged Companion:  Prosecutor
Young Teen Sexually Assaulted In New Milford By Elderly Man, Middle-Aged Companion: Prosecutor An underage teen was sexually assaulted in New Milford by two men – one of them 67, the other 59 -- said authorities who reported finding one of them with a date rape drug. The older man, Eliezer Kopelowitz of Englewood, and Wayne Bambling of River Edge, were both arrested in New Milford late last week, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Monday, April 8. Kopelowitz was charged with second-degree sexual assault of the child, who the prosecutor said was between 13 and 17. He was also charged with child endangerment, criminal sexual contact and possession of both GHB and drug parap…
82-Year-Old Man Heard Wife Scream After Accidental Deadly Shooting In Edison Home: Cops 82-Year-Old Man Heard Wife Scream After Accidental Deadly Shooting In Edison Home: Cops
82-Year-Old Man Heard Wife Scream After Accidental Deadly Shooting In Edison Home: Cops An 82-year-old man is believed to have accidentally shot and killed his wife in Edison. Robert Novak was in a room on the first floor of the Glencourt Avenue home he shared with his 76-year-old wife, Patricia Novak, when he tried to clear one of his registered guns around 2:10 p.m. Friday, April 5, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone said. The weapon discharged into the basement of the home, striking Patricia, whom Robert heard scream, Ciccone said. Novak went to check on his wife and learned he'd accidentally shot her, and called 9-1-1, according to the prosecutor. Patricia w…
Hackensack Woman, 71, Suffers Severe Head Injury At Fair Lawn Venue Hackensack Woman, 71, Suffers Severe Head Injury At Fair Lawn Venue
Hackensack Woman, 71, Suffers Severe Head Injury At Fair Lawn Venue A 71-year-old Hackensack woman was hospitalized with a severe head injury after she took a bad fall at a Fair Lawn catering hall, authorities said. CPR was conducted on the unresponsive victim after she tripped and hit her head on a stool while dancing at the Craftsman shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, April 6, Police Sgt. Eric Eleshewich said. She was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson. Fair Lawn EMS and St. Joe's ALS responded along with borough police, who reviewed video of the accident.
SUV Crashes Off Route 17 In Ho-Ho-Kus (PHOTOS) SUV Crashes Off Route 17 In Ho-Ho-Kus (PHOTOS)
SUV Crashes Off Route 17 In Ho-Ho-Kus (Photos) One of three occupants in an SUV that slammed through a fence and into a wooded area off Route 17 early Monday afternoon was hospitalized, witnesses said. A Paramus police officer spotted the BMW X5 speeding but didn't pursue it, contrary to media reports, a source with direct knowledge of the incident said. The officer alerted area law enforcement to the vehicle and was turning around when he came upon the crash at Racetrack Road in Ho-Ho-Kus shortly before 1:30 p.m. April 8. Boyd A. Loving for DAILY VOICE A man who was in the SUV was taken by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical …
Jersey City Triple Shooting: One Dead, Two Wounded, Gunmen Flee Jersey City Triple Shooting: One Dead, Two Wounded, Gunmen Flee
Jersey City Triple Shooting: One Dead, Two Wounded, Gunmen Flee A man was shot and killed and two other people wounded in the Heights section of Jersey City, authorities confirmed. Witnesses reported seeing two gunmen flee east on Bowers Street following the shooting on Central Avenue around 9 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Freddie Posey, 25, of Jersey City, was pronounced dead shortly after 9:30 p.m. at Jersey City Medical Center, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. A 30-year-old Jersey City female who also was brought to the hospital in an ambulance was treated for a gunshot would in the leg, responders said. A third victim, a 24-year-old Jerse…
HEROES: Englewood's Bravest Free Passenger From Overturned SUV, Police Say Driver Ran Light HEROES: Englewood's Bravest Free Passenger From Overturned SUV, Police Say Driver Ran Light
Heroes: Englewood's Bravest Free Passenger From Overturned SUV, Police Say Driver Ran Light Englewood firefighters freed a passenger in an SUV that got knocked onto its side after the driver ran a red light with her 5-year-old son in the back seat, authorities said. The 29-year-old Kia driver from Georgia was headed east on Van Nostrand Avenue crossing Grand Avenue when a Lexus SUV that had exited off northbound Route 4 rammed her vehicle around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 7, Police Lt. Fred Pulice said. Firefighters extricated a 48-year-old female passenger from Philadelphia, responders said. "Members used the Holmatro hydraulic rescue tools to remove the roof of the SUV while othe…
Body Of 'Superstar' NJ 9-Year-Old Believed Killed By Dad Not Yet Released, Campaign Says Body Of 'Superstar' NJ 9-Year-Old Believed Killed By Dad Not Yet Released, Campaign Says
Body Of 'Superstar' NJ 9-Year-Old Believed Killed By Dad Not Yet Released, Campaign Says Support is on the rise for the family of a 9-year-old boy believed killed by his father last month in Sayreville. More than $70,000 had been raised on a GoFundMe as of press time in memory of Christian Rivera. "On March 29, 2024 our family's life was shattered into pieces," Kristyne Felicies said on the campaign. "A tragic event left us without our bright and shining super star, 9 year old Christian Naszier Rivera. "Christian, would light up the room whenever he entered. A charismatic, smart, loving son and brother, who will be greatly missed by his family, friends and community.…
Newark Teen, Grandmother Busted: Guns, Ammo Seized After Secaucus Car Burglary Arrest Newark Teen, Grandmother Busted: Guns, Ammo Seized After Secaucus Car Burglary Arrest
Newark Teen, Grandmother Busted: Guns, Ammo Seized After Secaucus Car Burglary Arrest Police who nabbed a Newark teen for a car burglary in Secaucus ended up seizing both him and his grandmother after finding three handguns and 400 rounds of ammunition at their home, authorities said. Secaucus police originally charged Malahki E. Issac, 18, with burglary and theft for the vehicle break-in and released him last month. A deeper dive by members of the department’s Anti-Crime Unit led them to even more serious offenses, Police Chief Dennis Miller said. After obtaining an arrest warrant, the detectives scoop up Isaac on Springfield Avenue in Newark on Thursday, April 4. Members…