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Radio Nashville to play Essex County Brookdale Park Friday July 21

July 18, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public Brookdale Park on Friday July 21 as Radio Nashville takes to the stage at 7:30 p.m. 

Radio Nashville’s vocal range and musical ability allows them to perform songs by many country musicians. They play hits from the most popular stars of today including Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, ...

Turtle Back Zoo-vies to show The Adventures of Milo and Otis Wednesday July 19

West Orange, NJ - Turtle Back Zoo's annual "Zoo-vies" continue this Wednesday July 19 with The Adventures of Milo and Otis

On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, Turtle Back will have Family Nights with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m., with the last admission to the Zoo at 8 p.m. 

On Wednesday evenings during ...

Fifty Years After Newark Burned, Gates Tell Story of Changing Landscape

NEWARK, NJ - Two downtown corners, one block apart, offer a dramatic example of how much Newark has changed in 50 years.

On the corner of Halsey Street and Branford Place are two restaurants and two clothing stores, all of which have one thing in common: corrugated metal shutters, pulled down every evening after closing time. 

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Newark ...

Son of only Newark firefighter killed in 1967 riots remembers tragedy

Part 2 of a series on the 50th Anniversary of the Newark riots

The sound of fire engines screaming through Newark’s streets during the July 1967 riots is a memory that cuts especially deep for Michael F. Moran, Jr.

His father, Michael F. Moran, Sr., was the sole Newark firefighter who died in the line of duty during the unrest. He was shot and killed while battling a blaze ...

A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out for Women, Minorities, and Veterans

ESSEX COUNTY - On June 7, 2017, Essex County Freeholder President Britnee N. Timberlake, together with Freeholders Lebby C. Jones and Rufus I. Johnson, introduced a law establishing a set-aside and joint venture program to increase economic opportunity for women-owned businesses, minority-owned businesses, and veteran-owned businesses. The law is expected to pass unanimously at the Freeholder ...

Hodari, Beloved Giraffe at Turtle Back Zoo Has Died

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Hodari, one of the giraffes at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo died during a medical procedure this afternoon. Hodari was one of four giraffes in the zoo's African Adventure area.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Hodari. On behalf of Turtle Back's staff, we cannot express how great this loss is," Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. said.

Help Bloomfield Locate Missing Endangered Juvenile

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Police Department is seeking assistance in locating the attached missing juvenile. We are asking anyone who has seen or come in contact with this juvenile to contact the Bloomfield Police at (973) 680-4141.

Jack was last seen by his parents on 05/22/2017 at 07:15. Jack is a student at Bloomfield High School but was absent today. No clothing description ...

‘New Beginnings’ theme for The Essex Association of American Baptist Churches of New Jersey’s 47th Annual Business Meeting & Rally

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Church dignitaries and ministry leaders from across Essex County will gather for its 47th Annual Business Meeting and Rally on Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Bethany Baptist Church, located at 275 West Market Street in Newark, NJ.

The theme for this year’s event is “New Beginnings,” Growing Where God Has Planted You.” The annual program ...

Bloomfield Township Councilman Elias Chalet Pleads Guilty in Essex County Superior Court

NEWARK, NJ - Elias Chalet, First Ward Councilman of the Township of Bloomfield, entered a guilty plea to bribery charges Tuesday morning in Essex County Superior Court. The plea was made before Superior Court Judge Martin Cronin.

Chalet pleaded guilty to second-degree bribery in official of political matters. According to attorney Peter W. Tillman of Springfield, the other ...

May 9th is Kickoff of Bloomfield Avenue Corridor Pedestrian Safety Campaign

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Tuesday, May 9, at 12 p.m. there will be a press conference kicking off the Bloomfield Avenue Corridor Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety campaign, which aims to reduce pedestrian-vehicle crashes along the busy corridor in Essex County. 

This is Street Smart NJ’s first corridor campaign. Street Smart NJ is a public education campaign coordinated by the ...

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