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Essex County Prosecutor's Office Offers $10,000 Reward in Newark Murders

February 19, 2014 at 1:10 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ -  A $10,000 Reward has been announced by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office and the Essex County Sheriff's Office for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the double murder of Manu Smith, 24, of Hillside and Harry Lovengood, 21, of Newark.

The announcement came today from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura.

On Feb. 15 at approximately 12:20 am, the two young men were fatally shot in the 100 block of Milford Avenue in Newark.

The public is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-847-7423. The reward is contingent upon information leading to an arrest and identification of the responsible person(s).

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Update: Two Attempted Abductions Reported in Montclair

January 19, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two reports of attempted abduction have been reported in Montclair on Tuesday.

Surrounding towns have been notified. Information will be provided as it becomes available.  

Update:  After TAPinto Montclair first broke this news story, law enforcement officials have confirmed this report and released a sketch of the ...

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Women's March on Washington: Why, and Why Now

January 19, 2017

As Donald Trump’s inauguration draws near, a number of groups are planning various events and rallies – perhaps most notably, the Women’s March on Washington. I have read a number of opinion pieces and spoken to many people about the March, and several questions and criticisms seem to consistently arise. I would like to address some two of the major themes.

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Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Offers Summer Internships for High School Juniors

January 10, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced this week that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ECPO) is seeking high school juniors to participate in the ECPO’s annual summer internship program.

The five-week program is designed to expose high school students to careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will ...

Andy’s Family Music Showcases Shayne Apple on Guitar

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Andy’s Family Music Center of Livingston is proud to highlight Shayne Apple, a fifth grader at Riker Hill Elementary School with an aptitude for drums.

Shayne also plays trombone in the school band and participates in the school choir. According to his mother, Sharon, Shayne was inspired to pick up guitar not long after his father decided to learn the same ...

Man vs. Waze

A lot of strange cars are traveling through my quiet neighborhood these days.  They are not driven by my neighbors.  Some mornings I even have trouble getting out of my driveway.  

Waze.

Ever since bridge repair closed a major thoroughfare near my house, the traffic on my sleepy street has increased dramatically.  And it is not by accident that commuters have figured out ...