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Essex County News

October 5, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Lakeland Bank has made a $13 million deal with federal authorities to avoid prosecution for alleged discrimination against people of color who tried to get mortgages, loans and credit in Newark and minority areas in three New Jersey three counties. This settlement coincides with ...

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Trenton, New Jersey -- Essex Regional Educational Services Commission Superintendent, Dr. Laurie W. Newell, has been selected by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA) as the 2023 Regional Superintendent of the Year for Region I; she is one of three Regional Superintendents of ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A propeller plan piloted by an elderly male from Queens, N.Y. ran off the runway at Essex County Airport late Friday morning. Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna reported that at approximately at 11:32 a.m., the Fairfield Police Department was notified of an airplane crash at ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Institutions in New Jersey that highlight Black history, heritage and culture will get better representation through a newly signed bill by Gov. Phil Murphy that would require a series of historical markers and a trail-like path to be established across the state. Seated inside the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- After some question about whether the tradition would continue this year, the Cedar Grove Police Department has announced that the tradition of placing the flags at Cedar Grove High School to honor the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks in 2001 will continue. The Cedar Grove ...

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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY--Seven Barringer High School students recently graduated from an eight-week pre-apprenticeship program in carpentry under the direction of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (EASRCC).  The program introduces students to a carpentry career through ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Recreational cannabis sales to the public began in Montclair on Friday at Ascend Wellness medical marijuana dispensary, officials announced. According to published reports, last week, officials at Ascend Wellness stated that it was set to begin selling adult-use cannabis at its ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A new athletic complex currently under construction in Newark’s Vailsburg Park is proposed to be named in recognition of Sen. Ron Rice, a former West Ward councilman and New Jersey’s longest-serving Black legislator, who is retiring from the State Senate later this month. Essex ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ --  The death of two married elderly residents at the Woodcrest at Fairfield complex on Friday is under investigation, according to reports. According Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna, Frank Forte, 84, and Catherine ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Kearny man was charged this week in connection to the drug-induced death of a Newark fire captain, authorities announced. Eliasel Baez, 42, of Kearny, was arrested for causing the drug-induced death of Newark Fire Captain Carlos Rivera, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's one-time residence in West Caldwell has been targeted for harassment, according to West Caldwell police. In a statement released by the West Caldwell Police Department Sunday night, authorities have responded to multiple calls at a ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- There have been 33 new bollards installed throughout Essex County to enhance the route markings for the Essex County Lenape Trail, a 34-mile trail that connects 18 parks and 11 municipalities. Cutting a ceremonial ribbon on Monday in front of one of the new bollards installed ...

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WEST ORANGE/MONTCLAIR, NJ — Two men have been arrested in connection with killing of a New York City resident found with a gunshot wound at Eagle Rock Reservation on March 4, police officials state. The body of Kelsey Steels, 31, of the Bronx, was discovered by hikers at Eagle Rock ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Essex County Municipal Clerks were in full force attending the Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey’s 2022 (MCANJ), Education Conference in Atlantic City. Est Orange's own, Kim Lemmon is the Treasurer for the Association.  “What made this Conference so special for ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Three men were killed hours apart in three shootings Wednesday in East Orange, Orange and Irvington. The East Orange shooting happened early Wednesday, March 16, on Hilton Street at an address in the 50s. A more specific time was not immediately available. One man was ...

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West Orange residents finally were able to enjoy the 69th St. Patrick's Day parade on sunny Sunday, March 13. The "back to normal" tradition was joyous as 2022 Grand Marshal Mel Dangler and her Deputy Grand Marshals--Patrick Giblin, John DeMars, Bobby Lamb and Robert Swenson--led the ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ  — In a rare move, the local police union is making an endorsement for mayor, throwing its support behind Mayor Michael Melham for four more years of service.  The endorsement, posted to the Belleville PBA's official social media channels read: “Belleville PBA Local #28 is proud ...

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At 3:40 a.m. on Wednesday, February 2, two men with a knife and a "hammer-like object" told an employee at Chit Chat Diner to give them the cash in the register. The suspects were black males wearing masks and dark clothes.  The amount of money taken is not known at this time. No one was ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Starting today, Jan. 10, everyone in Newark is now required to show proof of vaccination to enter certain businesses and establishments after the city implemented an executive order in response to an uptick in new coronavirus cases and the emergence of the omicron variant.  The ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A 36-year-old East Orange man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose following an incident in which he shot an off-duty West Orange police officer earlier this week, ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A recent uptick in new coronavirus cases and the emergence of the omicron variant prompted Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to reinstate a mask mandate for the city’s public safety personnel.  Baraka and Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara announced on Tuesday that the mandate will ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Officers of the Nutley Police Department responded to a home on Prospect St. during the 8 o'clock hour of Tuesday night to a report of a death.  Thomas S. Fennelly, Chief Assistant Prosecutor of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide and Major Crimes unit confirmed to TAPinto Nutley ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ  – Belleville Mayor Michael Melham declared his intention to seek a second, four-year term for Mayor on Dec. 1.  Belleville will hold non-partisan elections next May. Because of the unexpected crowd of supporters, the Melham campaign made the last-minute decision to move the event ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Newark police detective on Sunday was injured in a vehicle collision by a juvenile driver operating a stolen automobile, according to authorities.  The officer, who was unidentified in a report released by the Newark Department of Public Safety Director Brian O'Hara, was injured ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – The Essex County Paper Shredding and Used Tire Recycling Day will take place Nov. 13 at the Essex County Public Works Department in Cedar Grove. “Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Computer & Electronics Recycling Day, shredding paper and recycling ...

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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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