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Montclair HS Student Reported Sexual Assault in All-Gender Bathroom, Officials Say

May 17, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - According to published reports on Wednesday, Montclair Police officials are investigating allegations of sexual assault reported to have occurred in a bathroom at Montclair High School.

Montclair police officials state that officers received a report about an incident at the high school of a sexual nature that occurred around 3:18 p.m. on Monday. The ...

Montclair FD Rescues Driver Trapped in Car by Fallen Tree

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fallen tree entrapped a driver in Glen Ridge on Tuesday evening, Montclair Township officials say.

The Montclair Fire Department (MFD) indicated that they responded to the call at 5:02 p.m. reporting a fallen tree on top of a car with someone was trapped inside.

MFD’s Battalion 3, Truck 1, Engine 1 and Engine 3 responded to the scene at High ...

Two Men Convicted of 2017 Maplewood Triple Murder

NEWARK, NJ - After deliberating for a week, an Essex County jury found Lavelle Davis, 37, of Galloway, and Jimmy Mays, 34, formerly of Egg Harbor Township, guilty of the January 2017 murders of Michael Davis, 45, of Maplewood, Roshana Kelson, 30, of Paterson, and Lance Fraser, 44, of Newark, according to Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino.

The three victims were found shot ...

Essex County Residents Enjoy 13th Annual Earth Day Event

ROSELAND, NJ — The weather held up to inspire hundreds of Essex County families to participate in the 13 annual Essex County Earth Day Celebration at the Essex County Environmental Center last weekend in Roseland, where residents had the opportunity to participate in hands-on educational games and activities, canoe trips, bird walks, environmental information booths, enjoy live ...

Shores of Africa Penguin Exhibit Opens at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ - African penguins have officially joined the giraffes, lions and hyenas in the African Adventure at the Turtle Back Zoo, bringing all of the zoo’s animals from the largest continent into the same area.

Local dignitaries joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. in opening the new Shores of Africa Penguin Exhibit on Friday afternoon.

"Our penguins ...

Two Arrested After 25-year-old Shot in the Abdomen in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 25-year-old Elizabeth man was shot in the abdomen in Montclair on Sunday night, Montclair Police reported. Two suspects were arrested in connection with the incident.

According to published reports, at approximately 10:53 p.m., a passerby reported to police that a male with a single bullet wound to the abdomen had been shot in the area of Planchet Drive in ...

Homicide Suspect Arrested in Fatal Montclair Stabbing of 20-Year-Old Woman

MONTCLAIR, NJ - An arrest has been made in connection with the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Akirah Townes in Montclair Friday morning, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti have announced.

An investigation by detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force and the Montclair Police Department led authorities to ...

Police Investigate Homicide in Montclair

NEWARK, NJ – Law enforcement officials are investigating a homicide that occurred in Montclair on Friday morning, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti.

The Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal ...

Women Need Better Treatment Behind Bars, Lawmakers Say

NEWARK, NJ - Middlesex County Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a roundtable discussion on Monday with criminal justice reform advocates and formally incarcerated women to discuss legislation Lopez and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle are introducing, modeled after legislation Booker introduced in the Senate, to reform the way women are treated behind ...

Essex County Executive Announces Improvements to County Parks System

ORANGE, NJ - Using the tennis courts in Essex County Irvington Park as the backdrop, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced last week that the tennis courts in Irvington Park and Weequahic Park, and the basketball courts in Ivy Hill Park and Monte Irvin Orange Park will receive facelifts with new asphalt playing surfaces, equipment and fencing. The project is part of ...

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