Essex County News

January 18, 2019

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Tuesday, Jan. 22, due to extreme cold weather and cold in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday. When a Code Blue is declared, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy pledged to work with federal lawmakers to solve Newark’s lead issue as Mayor Ras Baraka demanded President Donald Trump fix the nation’s failing water infrastructure instead of funding a border wall. Murphy's promise came yesterday in his State of the State address.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Members of the Montclair Board of School Estimate unanimously approved $2.03 million in funding for a special project during a public meeting Tuesday evening at Montclair Town Hall. Presiding over the meeting were Mayor Robert Jackson, Schools Superintendent Kendra Johnson, Board ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Augustine Omwan first became interested in the nursing profession while working as a youth missionary in Nigeria. “I clearly saw all the help these people needed,” said Omwan, now 42. The clincher for him to pursue a career as a nurse was when he needed a stent. “I saw all the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - One of the Wilmington 10 who fought to desegregate schools in North Carolina will be the keynote speaker tomorrow at Essex County College’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial.   Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr., who was falsely accused and convicted in connection with a 1970s ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The new owners of three massive Gateway Center buildings plan to reinvent the skyway leading to Newark Penn Station, ROI-NJ and other media outlets have reported. An announcement about Onyx Equities, Garrison Investment Group, Axonic Capital and Taconic Capital Advisors entering ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A budget of $761.6 million has been presented in Essex County in an effort to stabilize the county’s financial plan and address the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions. According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., who presented the proposed ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to revitalize the forest ecology in Essex County’s forest areas, the county’s Deer Management Program will begin on Jan. 15 and continue through March. This year, the program has been modified so that culling will occur on Tuesdays in South Mountain Reservation and ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city has exceeded allowable lead levels again and also received three other violations since last month for other water issues, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection website. This is the fourth time since 2017 the city has exceeded lead levels in its ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ – Millburn Police determined the 76-year-old woman, whose body was discovered last night near the Short Hills train station, was the victim of a hit and run. As reported earlier today, the body of a woman was found near the intersection of Woodland and Chatham Road last ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After hearing through NJ 101.5 evening radio host Steve Trevelise that his “oldest and dearest friend” Robbo Pisani, a fire captain with the North Hudson Fire Department, was struggling with kidney failure, West Orange resident Melissa Kohlman was so moved that she volunteered her ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka recently made a holiday trip to Ghana, where he says he met with local officials and conducted other business, but the mayor did one other important activity. The mayor participated in a Ghanaian "union of families" ceremony, which means people in that country now ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A pedestrian was struck on Rt. 23 by the Pilgrim Diner in Cedar Grove at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday according to police reports.  The driver had a suspended license. Officers responded to the area at around 6:13 p.m.  Upon arrival the officers found the 49-year old woman had ...

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NEWARK, NJ - In an early afternoon ceremony on Jan. 2, 2019 at the Donald M. Payne School of Technology, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and County Surrogate Alturrick Kenney were sworn in to begin their terms. Joining the three on stage were several ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School Rowing Head Coach Jeremy Michalitsianos has been voted the 2018 US Rowing Junior Coach of the Year, school officials announced. He has also been selected as the 2018 Joy of Sculling Coach of the Year. A 10 year coach of the Montclair High School program, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Registration for Essex County College’s Saturday Youth Program - classes that include algebra, chess and reading comprehension - will open on Jan. 12. The overall program begins Jan. 19 for 10 sessions of classes at the college’s main Newark campus. In-person registration will take ...

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NEWARK, NJ - This past year, Newark made national headlines for being a contender for Amazon's second headquarters and how its leaders are tackling elevated lead levels. But what does 2019 hold for New Jersey’s most populated city? Some of the issues in 2018 will carry over into the next ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Winter is upon us, but you can still catch a glimpse of certain birds that call Newark home despite the cold. New Jersey Audubon, a nonprofit that promotes environmental awareness, will be leading a free bird watching event on Jan. 3, 2019, in Weequahic Park. Adults and youngster ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (fifth from left) announced the Centre Street Bridge in Nutley was reopened to motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Monday, December 24th. Cutting a ceremonial ribbon with the County Executive are (from left) Essex County Assistant ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Santa made a pit stop in Livingston just before Christmas to spread holiday cheer and visit babies in the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Check out this photo gallery of the infants in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. All photos courtesy of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -  An officer-involved shooting that took place on Saturday morning in the vicinity of Court and 3rd Streets in Elizabeth is under investigation says, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II. According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ECPO), at approximately ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A federal judge today denied a request from a group suing Newark over elevated lead levels to have the city extend a filter program into the East Ward.  The Natural Resources Defense Council  (NRDC) filed its request via an emergency motion as part of a larger lawsuit that alleges ...

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NEWARK, NJ - VICE News Tonight is scheduled to air a segment about Newark’s lead issues ahead of a hearing tomorrow in federal court, where advocacy groups will try to convince a judge to make the city expand its filter program. The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Newark Education ...

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MAHWAH, NJ -  Film and animation students from Columbia High School (CHS) won two awards at Ramapo College of New Jersey's 4th Annual High School Film Festival. The festival took place on Dec. 8, and included 36 original films submitted by students.  Students entered original films in a ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 50-year-old United States postal mail carrier sustained several lacerations to the face on Monday afternoon after a 41-year-old West Orange woman stabbed him in the face while he was delivering mail, according to West Orange police. Medgyne Anglade, 41, faces charges of ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The group that is suing Newark over elevated levels of lead has asked a federal judge to make the city extend its filter distribution program to the East Ward, according to court documents. The city treats its water at two different locations: the Pequannock and Wanaque plants.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds of Montclair residents gathered to enjoy their visit with Santa, hot cocoa, live music and much more at the Montclair tree lighting this past Friday night. The event, hosted by the Montclair Recreation & Cultural Affairs, the Montclair Center BID, and the FMBA, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Families of students at Glenfield Middle School received a letter on Tuesday stating that cracks and splits were found in the roof of the school during routine structural evaluations. As a result, two classrooms have been closed temporarily. The schedule of repairs, has not yet ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark Mayor Ras Baraka stood at a lectern today that was adorned with a sign that had one, simple message: “NO GENTRIFICATION.” In the hopes of meeting that end, the city has created a new Equitable Growth Advisory Commission. It will draw up to 15 members from the community, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The second-in-command at the Newark department, who has been helping distribute lead filters to residents, has taken over the reins as its new acting director. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka appointed Department of Water and Sewer Utilities Deputy Director Kareem Adeem as the head of the ...

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