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Essex County News

October 15, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Based on the projected forecast for Saturday, the Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department has decided to postpone the Fall Concert Finale & Fireworks Spectacular to Sunday, October 17th at Foley Field. The last 19 months have been difficult for ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ – Two Belleville men who saved an 81-year-old man from drowning in the surging flood waters from Hurricane Ida will be honored for heroism. Samuel Fontanez and Ivan Mancheno will be recognized with a proclamation at the Tuesday, Sept. 28 Township Council meeting. The neighbors ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex is joining a growing list of New Jersey counties that have been designated to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone.  New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced on Monday that the department has added five counties to the zone. The counties new to the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A 39-year-old Montclair woman has been arrested for running an unlicensed veterinary clinic in Totowa, authorities announced Monday. Alia Muslih was arrested without incident on Friday, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office. On Friday, authorities carried out a ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Due to the COVID-19 crisis and the current delay in passport services, Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin is warning residents of multiple online scams that are “using these unprecedented times as an opportunity to take advantage of the public by charging for passport ...

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The Oranges of Essex County have an interesting and curious name, but it is not associated with a popular vitamin C fruit that makes juice. The obvious question also arises as to why there currently is no town named North Orange. The answer is not simple or short and dates back nearly three ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Police Department (LPD) is once again urging residents to stop leaving their vehicles unlocked with key fobs inside them after another vehicle was stolen from a resident’s driveway on Monday to mark the 15th stolen vehicle of the year. Of the 15 vehicle thefts ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Compelled to educate young students in their community and to invest in the education of children globally, a group of 11 rising sophomores at Livingston High School (LHS) and one rising eighth grader at Heritage Middle School recently founded Teaching4Charity, an educational ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A 20-year-old Newark man was accused of murdering Maplewood resident Moussa Fontana, authorities announced Friday. The man, Yohan Hernandez, faces charges of murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, said Acting ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A gun buyback event will be held in Newark next month at the Prudential Center as part of comprehensive efforts to reduce gun violence, New Jersey Acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck announced.  In partnership with Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes, Acting Essex County ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A juvenile female died today on the train tracks west of the Maplewood NJ Transit station.  The non-revenue train X667 was en route to Dover from Penn Station New York; no passengers were aboard. The girl was struck and fatally injured at 12:15 p.m., confirmed Mariluz ...

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BLOOMFIELD / MONTCLAIR, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. postponed the concert and fireworks that were to take place Friday, July 9. Tropical Storm Elsa will continue to produce rain and thunderstorms from Thursday into Friday night. At this time, a new date for the ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through late tonight, Thursday, July 1. The flash flood watch is for portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including the following areas, in northeast New Jersey, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Nearly one year ago, Newark residents and social justice advocates joined efforts nationwide to rally at the steps of City Hall and condemn the death of George Floyd after former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for a span of eight minutes.  In the following ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County plans to build a 40,000-square-foot facility for the county's Department of Public Works and Sheriff’s Department on Grove Avenue in Cedar Grove, county executive Joe DiVincenzo, Jr. announced this week. The building will be used to house vehicles, store equipment ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Armando Fontoura is the apparent winner in the Democratic primary race for Essex County Sheriff with more than 75% of the districts reporting. The incumbent holds a commanding lead with 415 of 548 districts reporting, according to unofficial results reported on the Essex County ...

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Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to attend the 2021 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series. The free Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - With fewer new cases of COVID-19 in the county, and more residents vaccinated each week, things are slowly returning to normal. On Thursday, July 1, the much-loved Essex County Fireworks Spectacular will take place in Brookdale Park. Fireworks will follow a free concert by 'The ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – After a one-year hiatus, the annual Bloomfield Memorial Day Parade returned in grand fashion on Monday morning to honor fallen heroes. The parade, hosted by The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with ...

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West Orange, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced COVID-19 vaccinations will be given at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. Anyone who gets their first dose of a Coronavirus vaccine at the “I Got Vaccinated at Turtle Back Zoo!” will receive a voucher for one free admission to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invite the public to participate in Essex County's 2021 Fishing Derbies. The free events will be held in six locations in the Essex County Park System. “Our ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County Vaccination Centers, including Kmart at 235 Prospect Avenue in West Orange and Essex County College at 177 West Market Street in Newark, are now open for walk-in appointments from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday to anyone who resides, works or attends school ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Essex County will host its annual Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on May 1. The event is sponsored by the County of Essex and the Essex County Utilities Authority. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Essex County residents may drop ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A Roseland police officer has been arrested on 21 charges, including aggravated sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a minor and witness tampering, according to Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II, West Caldwell Police Chief Dennis Capriglione, Jr. and Roseland ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2021 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival in Essex County Branch Brook Park in Newark will be held virtually because of the ongoing conditions created by the pandemic. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is the premiere sponsor of the virtual festival. “The ...

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NEWARK, NJ – When Gov. Phil Murphy announced last week the launch of the New Jersey Institute of Technology vaccination site in Newark, it was originally planned to deploy 6,000 doses per day. On opening day, the site surpassed that mark with nearly 6,200 doses administered.  “They will be ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Have you seen Venika Williams? It has been 39 months since this mother was last seen or successfully contacted. The Police are asking for the public to assist in locating Venika, 28, who went missing on December 22, 2017. The police believe she was last seen headed to Jersey City ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Although Essex County stands among the leading regions in the state for COVID-19 vaccines administered, Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. on Tuesday issued a letter to federal legislators and Gov. Phil Murphy, calling for more doses.  As one of the first counties to set up vaccination ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A corrections officer has been charged with smuggling contraband at the Essex County Correctional Facility, located on Doremus Avenue in Newark. Alray Blackmon, Jr., 31, of Newark has been charged with Second Degree Attempting to Provide an Electronic Communication Device to an ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will present an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, March 25th at Essex County Hendricks Field Golf Course in Belleville to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Residents will receive one box of non-perishable food items. It ...

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