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Essex County News

March 19, 2021

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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Newark, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (left) and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka (not pictured) welcomed Queen Latifah, star of the CBS drama “The Equalizer,” at the Essex County COVID Vaccination Center at Essex County College on Tuesday, March 9th. During the visit, Queen Latifah ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ — The ride to school will soon be more environmentally friendly for some Belleville students. The school district will be adding two new electric school buses from Lion Electric valued at $834,604 through a grant contributed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Production ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Due to predicted snow, sleet and freezing rain in the forecast, the Essex County Food Distribution at the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center in Belleville on February 18th has been canceled. The event scheduled for Thursday, February 11 in Bloomfield was also canceled due to ...

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Due to the inclement weather forecast for Thursday, February 11, the County of Essex is canceling the Food Distribution event that had been scheduled to take place in Bloomfield. The next Food Distribution will take place on February 18 at the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After the area was blanketed by well over a foot of snow on Monday, Essex County's resident groundhog delivered some potential good news for winter weary residents. Essex Ed, the groundhog at Turtle Back Zoo, made his annual weather predication on Tuesday, Feb. 2, which is ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced today that he will seek re-election for an 11th term. Fontoura, a 24-year veteran of the Newark Police Department, assumed office in 1990 and is currently the longest-serving sheriff in Essex County history and is the dean of the New ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The debate to reopen Montclair Public Schools is heating up, as Montclair educators have refused to return to teaching in-person, until their demands are met. With school set to reopen on Monday, January 25, Superintendent Jonathan Ponds was forced to abruptly reverse his decision, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - In Montclair, a French bakery aids the hungry as COVID-19 bears down on local communities. Arben Gasi, owner of Le French Dad, adapted his operation to fit the circumstances. Furloughing employees, altering the production of breads, launching online ordering and scaling back on ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Citing health and safety concerns, Montclair educators have publicly announced opposition to in-person learning. With the district set to reopen for in-person hybrid learning on January 25, nearly a week away, the Montclair Education Association (MEA) is blasting Superintendent ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Slightly after midnight on New Year's Day, a 39-year-old man was shot by a Newark police officer. The man was taken to the hospital where he later died. An officer from the scene was also taken to the hospital and treated for injuries related to the incident. Authorities say ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will be closed for the entire month of January, the county announced this week. The current COVID-19 data precipitated the decision to keep the zoo shut until Feb. 1, although the zoo will remain open through the end of December. "As a precaution ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – The Montclair History Center's Holiday House Tour was selected as the top choice in the Northeast and fourth place in the nation in USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice award. “We’re beyond excited to be among the top five nationally,” says Jane Eliasof, Executive Director of the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – In an effort to inform the public about upcoming distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Township of Bloomfield held a virtual Town Hall meeting with the community on Wednesday via Zoom. It was announced the vaccine being used by Bloomfield is the Moderna vaccine, which is ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Maritza Beniquez, a University Hospital emergency room nurse, became the first person in New Jersey to be inoculated against COVID-19 on Tuesday.  The frontline health care worker, who also turned 56 on the history-making occasion, said receiving the vaccine was the best gift she ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The crushing economic toll of COVID-19 has been saving its worst for this winter, and as joblessness claims again increase steadily across the country, small business owners in Newark are making last-ditch efforts to stay open.  Many of them won’t make it out the other side. The ...

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