Essex County News

August 13, 2018

Newark, NJ - Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials said. Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic event was held at ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove Police said the township is assessing the damage sustained during flash flooding which occurred Saturday afternoon. Heavy rain fell causing severe flooding and making many roads impassable.  While the roads have now reopened, police said Department of Public Works ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Cedar Grove and Verona police arrested a Hoboken man for bank robbery on Friday. According to police reports, Frank R. Meletti, 52, attempted to rob Investors Bank located at 310 Pompton Ave. at approximately 10 a.m.  Meletti was taken into custody by Cedar Grove and Verona ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Though Mother Nature has not made it easy, the 2018 Essex County Free Summer Music Series will continue through August.   Upcoming concerts feature International Food and Music Festival, Latino Festival, Kennedy Dancers and Alex Bugnon. “Our Free Concert Series offers a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston-area residents are mourning the loss of Isabella Brodsky, 17, and Matthew Poole, 18, two rising Livingston High School seniors who unexpectedly died on Tuesday night after swimming in Ramapo Lake in Oakland with their friends. “On behalf of the town council, the town ...

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VERONA, NJ - After months of searching and deliberations the Verona Football Team has a new leader at the helm with Head Coach Kevin Batty. “It’s tremendous, to be able to come home and coach where I played it’s hard to put into words it was tremendous it is a great feeling,” said ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair History Center has announced six self guided walking tours open to the public.  Designed for participants to take on their own time and at their own pace, the walking tours are available as downloadable PDFs on our website:www.montclairhistory.org. Printed ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County residents will have an opportunity to turn in unwanted guns in a gun buyback program sponsored by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Essex County Bar Assocation.  During the one-day program this ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A developer received variances from the city zoning board for two new residential apartment buildings in the Ironbound section after coming up with a better on-site parking plan. YK Group Development Consulting first asked for three developments’ variances last month. The city ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The weather held up to inspire hundreds of Essex County families to participate in the 13 annual Essex County Earth Day Celebration at the Essex County Environmental Center last weekend in Roseland, where residents had the opportunity to participate in hands-on educational games and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - African penguins have officially joined the giraffes, lions and hyenas in the African Adventure at the Turtle Back Zoo, bringing all of the zoo’s animals from the largest continent into the same area. Local dignitaries joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. in ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Dekalash, Montclair's newest lash extension beauty bar has opened its doors located at 15 Bloomfield Avenue. On Saturday, April 28, nearly 50 attendees gathered for the ribbon cutting of Dekalash, specializing in eyelash extensions. Owned and operated by Nirmitee Shah and her ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now closed for certain grades at three South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) elementary schools, according to registration information on the SOMSD website. Grades closed for registration for the 2018-2019 ...

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Newark, NJ–After it was closed in 1983, the Westinghouse plant next to Newark's Broad Street station sat vacant until it was demolished in 2008.  Though the land owner, David Braka Jr., envisioned erecting a modern mixed used complex of gleaming glass towers, the plan never took root and the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Things are heating up in the West Orange retail, restaurant and school scene this spring as numerous new projects around town move forward and stores on Main Street open their doors or expand their offerings. “With the opening of the Edison Battery Factory building in the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Maplewood-South Orange Softball and South Orange-Maplewood Baseball leagues held their opening day parade and ceremony on Saturday, April 30. Players, coaches, and parents all came out to enjoy this annual SOMA tradition, with the parade beginning at 9 a.m. from New ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - It was a true testament to "governments working together" as representatives from Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, North Caldwell Mayor Joseph Alessi, members of the township council and government officials from Essex County municipalities joined Essex County ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Currently at the Paper Mill Playhouse is a musical stage adaptation of the original 1973 Academy Award-winning film, The Sting, which starred Robert Redford and Paul Newman. The same two parts are played on stage by Harry Connick, Jr and J. Harrison Ghee. Connick and Ghee, along with ...

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TAPinto Newark cleaned up in the Garden State Journalists Association's 2018 Memorial Journalism Awards recognizing excellence in journalism, winning five awards for the website's news reporting. The association announced the following prizes for TAPinto Newark: Print/Spot News:  2nd ...

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Bloomfield/Montclair, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that the restroom building and the tennis court building in Essex County Brookdale Park are being modernized on Tuesday, April 24th. The upgrades are part of the County Executive's ongoing initiative to update ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Veronica DePauli, a 7-year-old West Orange resident, is suffering from the blood cancer osteopetrosis, and the only way to overcome her illness is through a bone marrow transplant procedure. Community Blood Services, Be The Match® national registry, is spearheading a search to ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - More than 200 students from Columbia High School (CHS) participated in a protest on Friday morning, one of many school walkouts planned nationwide to mark the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School school shooting, and to advocate for gun violence prevention ...

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High schools students from across Newark converged at Science Park High School on Saturday for a forum against gun violence featuring Jaclyn Corin and Alfonso Calderon, both survivors of the Parkland Massacre in Florida.  The forum, which was attended by hundreds of Newark youth, was designed to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Kendra V. Johnson, J.D., Ph.D., has been selected as Montclair’s permanent Superintendent of schools after an extensive search, the Montclair Board of Education announced at a special meeting on April 11. She is the district’s first permanent superintendent in three years, and the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair celebrated the special anniversary of 150 years on April 15. To commemorate when Montclair became a township, Glenfield Middle School students re-enacted the first town council meeting on Sunday to a packed house at Glenfield Middle School. Glenfield Middle School ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Family owned JJ’s Hotdogs, now located at 572 Route 46 East in Fairfield, will host its Grand Opening event of the first brick-and-mortar location on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. This is JJ's Hotdogs second location. JJ’s Hotdogs, first established in 1971 in Newark as a food truck by ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County will participating in nine special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, Stop for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the Arthritis ...

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ORANGE, NJ -  Using the tennis courts in Essex County Irvington Park as the backdrop, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that the tennis courts in Irvington Park and Weequahic Park, and the basketball courts in Ivy Hill Park and Monte Irvin Orange Park will receive facelifts ...

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NEWARK, NJ – During its Wednesday, April 11, 2018, meeting at the Hall of Records, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders in a unanimous vote approved a Resolution consenting to the reduction of the speed limit for the entire length of Grove Street in Montclair. This Resolution coincides ...

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Newark's popular Urban Enterprise Zone, which expired under Gov. Chris Christie's administration, is close to making a comeback. Legislation co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin that would extend Urban Enterprise Zones for 10 years—including reviving the one in Newark—received final ...

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