Essex County News

May 26, 2020

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Former East Orange Mayor, Thomas H. Cooke, Jr. passed away the morning of May 18, 2020 at the age of 90. Mayor Cooke was a trailblazer and the City's second African American-elected Mayor from 1978 to 1986. Most recently, Mayor Cooke was honored posthumously at the 2020 East ...

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(ESSEX COUNTY) - Three additional dates have been scheduled for testing for the novel coronavirus in Essex County's Weequahic Park: Monday, May 4, Wednesday, May 6 and Friday, May 8. Screenings are now open for all Essex County residents, not only those symptomatic of the Coronavirus. Testing is ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - On Saturday, April 11, 2020, police and fire responded to the pond located in Monte Irvin Orange Park, where the body thought to be the missing Rutgers Honor Student, Yasir Williams, was found. Today, at 9:45 PM, the preliminary investigation confirmed the identity of the ...

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(EAST ORANGE) - In a heartbreaking interview with the father of Yasir Williams, 21, the missing honor student from Rutgers New Brunswick, last seen leaving his East Orange home on Edgar Street; Yasir's father pleads for everyone to continue looking for his son, and for the community to do whatever ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - Essex County Sheriff, Armando Fontoura, the first in the state to suspend foreclosures and evictions during this pandemic, tested positive for COVID-19.  After noticing he was running a slight fever, he opted to get tested at the Essex County drive through site in his ...

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(ESSEX COUNTY, NJ) - Today Sheriff Fontoura Announces All Foreclosure Sales and Executions for Evictions/Ejectments Will Be Suspended Until Further Notice Due To Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Due to overwhelming concern over the Covid-19 pandemic in the State of New Jersey and surrounding Metropolitan ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- Over 650 distinguished guests filled the Marriott Whippany's grand ballroom for the 14th Biennial Emerald & Ivory Cotillion — the Essex County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated's eagerly awaited event of the year. Each year surpasses the last and this year's event did not ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at the Wilshire Grand in West Orange, NJ, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey (PPMNJ) will bestow their “Women’s Leadership Champion” award to New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy. Mrs. Murphy and her husband, Governor Phil Murphy, have made family ...

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