Essex County News

May 3, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated. Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery ...

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NEWARK, NJ — On April 5th, a teenage girl, Sanaa Amenhotep was reported missing by her mother. This teenage girl was the daughter of Newark Activist Sharif Malik Amenhotep. After a search, the young teen was found lifeless with multiple gunshot wounds in a field in South Carolina. Authorities ruled ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi and the Township Council and St. Barnabas Medical Center will present an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, April 29 at Colgate Park in ...

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ESSEX COUNTY — Essex County College is offering a series of short term training programs in the rapidly growing Allied Health Career fields. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, these program are offered tuition-free to qualified ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The People’s Organization For Progress (POP) will have a rally today in response to the verdict in the George Floyd murder trial and to demand an end to police brutality and justice for its victims.  The rally will take place today, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 4:00pm, at the ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — Police in Essex need your help to identify a blonde woman wanted for credit card theft. The woman is wanted for stealing hundreds of dollars worth of goods in East Orange, Orange, Irvington, and Livingston.  Anyone with information about her identity is asked to call ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the first time in nine years, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura is being challenged in the Democratic primary. John Arnold, who served as Newark’s deputy police director from 2014 to 2016, announced on Tuesday that he is challenging the 10-term incumbent for the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Essex County will host its annual Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on May 1. The event is sponsored by the County of Essex and the Essex County Utilities Authority. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Essex County residents may drop ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A study published recently in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology shows vaccines are safe and may offer some protection for the babies of pregnant and breastfeeding women. However, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there is still limited and ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — In January, TAP reported on the Essex County student and teacher winners of New Jersey Association of Gifted Children awards. Now, we are diving deeper into the story of Avien Abney, the winner of the Grades 3-5 NJAGC Distinguished Student Award for 2021. Avien Abney, ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2021 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival in Essex County Branch Brook Park in Newark will be held virtually because of the ongoing conditions created by the pandemic. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is the premiere sponsor of the virtual festival. “The ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Here is the upcoming schedule of Coronavirus testing sites sponsored by Essex County; the tests are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or call 973-877-8456. Tuesday, April 6, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A special Spring Holiday Emergency Food Distribution Event to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic is set for April 1. There will be 1,000 frozen turkeys and boxes of non-perishable food distributed at the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center in Essex County ...

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NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark is preparing to serve as a major hub to deploy nearly 6,000 vaccine doses per day, Gov. Phil Murphy announced.  The governor on Friday announced a partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the school’s Naimoli Center on ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Have you seen Venika Williams? It has been 39 months since this mother was last seen or successfully contacted. The Police are asking for the public to assist in locating Venika, 28, who went missing on December 22, 2017. The police believe she was last seen headed to Jersey City ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Although Essex County stands among the leading regions in the state for COVID-19 vaccines administered, Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. on Tuesday issued a letter to federal legislators and Gov. Phil Murphy, calling for more doses.  As one of the first counties to set up vaccination ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A corrections officer has been charged with smuggling contraband at the Essex County Correctional Facility, located on Doremus Avenue, Newark. Alray Blackmon, Jr., 31, of Newark has been charged with Second Degree Attempting to Provide an Electronic Communication Device to an ...

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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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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- A new Bald Eagle Exhibit at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo opened on Wednesday. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced the opening and also welcomed Freedom, a 4-year-old Bald Eagle, to the Turtle Back animal family. Freedom was rescued from a tree in ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Union Township man is currently being sought by police after being charged with fatally shooting a Newark woman, Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo announced on Monday.  Jamar I. Webber, 20, is charged with first-degree murder and two related weapons offenses in ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Each year, East Orange residents gather and pack the auditorium at Cicely Tyson School of Performing Arts to hear the State of the City. This year, in a social distance responsible approach, only a few were in the building while Mayor Ted Green's message was streamed across social ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — What is the state of racial and economic justice in New Jersey and how can New Jersey residents achieve greater equity? The answer to this and other issues around race and economic justice are the subject of a virtual Town Hall on Sunday, February 28, from 3 - 4:30 p.m.   The ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — After a couple of weeks of cancellations due to weather, Essex County has announced an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, February 25th in the Bloomfield Public Library parking lot to help families negatively impacted by the Coronavirus. 1,000 boxes of food will be ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The County of Essex canceled all  COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Monday Feb. 22 due to lack of vaccines.  Residents with appointments for Feb. 22, will have those appointments rescheduled for some time next week. Appointments for Sat. Feb. 20 and Sun. Feb 21 were ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair School District and Montclair Education Association are slated to have their arguments heard in court on March 9. After the Montclair Board of Education filed a lawsuit against the Montclair Education Association (MEA), which represents nearly 1000 members, MEA ...

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ORANGE, NJ — Each year, AAngelsNJ, a cancer nonprofit in Essex County releases a calendar featuring one breast cancer survivor for each month. This year, the 2021 features Orange resident Tracy R. Thompson. Her story of survival is included in the calendar. Tracy is one of eleven other women ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Twenty-five years ago, the epic album titled, “The Score” was recorded and released by the Fugees at the Booga Basement, located at 232 South Clinton Street in East Orange, New Jersey, and released on February 13, 1996.  The album which combined, Hip Hop, R&B, and Reggae ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Tension ran high during a family argument that left Calvin Scott, 43 of East Orange dead.  The brutal stabbing took place in a home on the 200 block of Brighten Avenue. It has been reported the family has been living in close quarters during the pandemic, while also caring for ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Ten-year-old West Orange resident Veronica DiPauli has been waiting for a bone marrow transplant for three years but no match has been found. On Saturday, Feb. 13, the community members between the ages of 18-44 will have the opportunity to register and see if they can help. A ...

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Acting Essex County Prosecutor Ted Stephens held a press conference to share a 2020 Essex County Prosecutor's Office (ECPO) report. "Violent crime is down in Essex County, particularly in Newark, by 4% since 2019. There were 78 homicides in 2020…Down 4% from the prior year." Theodore Stephens ...

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