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Essex County News

May 21, 2022

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a Missing Person. Caren was last seen walking out of the JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange today (May 20) around 11 a.m. wearing a white shirt and purple pants (see the second photo). She does not drive. Caren is ...

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BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Two nationally prominent and distinguished citizens will receive honorary degrees from Bloomfield College on May 20, 2022 as part of the private, four-year College’s 149th commencement, President Marcheta P. Evans, Ph.D., announced today. Judge Jose L. Linares (Ret.) The ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — An unidentified female pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run incident just after midnight on Thursday morning in the area of South Orange Avenue and Goodhart Drive in Livingston, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ESPO). Early reports indicate that ...

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NEW JERSEY — Starting today, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide. According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are: North ...

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ORANGE, NJ — The future of a historic, mixed-use building at 235 Main Street in Orange remains uncertain after a multiple-alarm fire destroyed the majority of the structure earlier this week. According to authorities, the cause of the fire is under investigation and is believed to have started in a ...

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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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NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced that John Carpenter, 41, of Lebanon, Missouri, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, sexual assault, manufacturing child exploitation material and subjecting two young children to sexual ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Toni's Kitchen Food Ministry is looking for drivers to assist with pick-uos and deliveries. Toni’s Kitchen, a food ministry of St Luke’s Episcopal Church has a mission of providing food to those in need. Toni's Kitchen food ministry is in need of weekday morning drivers for ...

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 BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  A shooting was reported this afternoon in Bloomfield on First Avenue between N. 13th St. and N. 15th Street.  The Bloomfield Police Department confirms that there were three people shot, one of whom succumbed to his wounds. The incident preliminarily appears to be an ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A suspected shoplifter fled the scene after attacking a store employee, police officials allege. An East Orange man was arrested for allegedly attacking a store clerk in Montclair last week. Employees reported that the attack occurred during a shoplifting incident. According ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - On Saturday morning, April 2, 2022, Mayor Robert L. Bowser, the 12th Mayor of the City of East Orange passed away. Today at noon, employees of City Hall participated in a building-wide moment of silence in his honor. As a symbol of respect and mourning, the American flags at ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A veteran Montclair police officer has been suspended from his position with the Montclair Police Department, pending an investigation, following his alleged usage of the N-word. Unnamed sources have confirmed that Montclair police leadership has taken swift action after word got ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Landlords and tenants in Montclair have come to an agreement regarding rent control, officials announced Wednesday. Montclair Rent Control Repeal Committee of Petitioners, supported by the Montclair Property Owners Association [MPOA], met and agreed with representatives of ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Some 100 residents of South Orange and Maplewood watched as the Ukrainian flag was raised on the lawn of the Maplewood Municipal Building yesterday with members of both towns’ governing bodies. They did so in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and were joined by Rev. Sviatoslav ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After controversial statements surfaced from Vote Montclair founder, Erik D'Amato, numerous affiliates and supporters have severed ties. According to published reports, D'Amato, made statements bashing teachers unions. Vote Montclair is a Montclair advocacy group that helped ...

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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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NEWARK - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that a 15-year-old was shot in a police officer involved shooting. His name is not being released at this time. The preliminary investigation indicates that on Tuesday, March 15 at approximately 7:31 am Newark Police ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - NJ Transit, has suspended train service between Broad Street, Newark and South Orange due to a fallen tree on the tracks in the area of the Mountain Station, South Orange. According to Jim Smith, NJ Transit, Director of Media Relations, at this time there is no estimate on the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The table is still being set for Newark's May nonpartisan municipal elections as Monday marked the passing of the deadline for candidates to get on the ballot, though not all candidates have been certified. The mayor's chair and all nine council seats are up for grabs in this ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The St. Patrick's Day Parade in Newark this Friday will provide ample opportunity to celebrate Irish-American culture and pride, but it will also celebrate some notable New Jersey residents. As a lead-up to the annual parade, which was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - On Friday afternoon March 4, hikers discovered a dead body on a trail inside the Eagle Rock Reservation. According to published reports, it was on a path less than a half-mile from a rear parking area on Crest Drive. The deceased male, who has not yet been identified, was ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Queen Latifah celebrated her late brother's birthday by honoring him with a throwback photo on Instagram. Latifah's brother, Lance Owens, Jr. was an East Orange Police Officer. She wrote in the caption, "To my brother Lance a.k.a. Winki my Pisces brother. We will always swim in ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Parents took to social media last week to complain that their children were waiting in long lines to use the restroom at Buzz Aldrin Middle School. This was an immediate result of the administration closing bathrooms following vandalization, parents stated. Parents and students ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - On Saturday, February 26, 2022, seven young men, 7th & 8th grade students in Essex County, took the stage as finalists in the 24th Annual Belford V. Lawson Oratorical Competition hosted by the Alpha Alpha Lambda Scholarship and Educational Foundation of Alpha Phi Alpha ...

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NEWARK, NJ – People entering indoor establishments in Newark will still have to wear masks but will no longer have to show proof of vaccination against the coronavirus for certain indoor establishments, according to an executive order issued Thursday by Newark Mayor Ras ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County residents ages 60 and older are invited to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2022 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. Those who submit entries by Monday, April 11, will be ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Vice President Kamala Harris lauded Newark’s lead service line replacement program during her visit to the city Friday, noting the program could set a precedent for other U.S. cities as the nation addresses its infrastructure needs. “We are not here to talk about the crisis as much ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark police officer Waldemar Arocho, who served in the department for 21 years, died at age 42, city officials announced. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Public Safety Director Brian O’Hara announced that Arocho died on Monday, Jan. 31, expressing their sympathy to his family, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A Clinton Avenue resident reported that a vehicle was left in his driveway during the overnight hours. An January 25, the Montclair man reported to police that when he awakened, he discovered an unknown vehicle parked in his driveway. According to Montclair Police officials, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Brewmaster has been featured on a Discovery+ series. Master brewer Leo Sawadigo from the Montclair Brewery has a new title to his name after winning the master distiller prize on the Discovery+ series “Master Distillers”. Sawadigo's Baobob bourbon (from the baobob fruit ...

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