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Pedestrian Victim in Fatal Bus Accident Identified as 78-Year-Old Nutley Man

January 14, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Nutley Police Chief Thomas J. Strumolo released details about the pedestrian victim of the fatal accident involving a NJ Transit bus on Thursday night in Nutley.

Umberto Lombardi, 78, was struck and killed by an articulated bus turning left from Bloomfield Avenue to Centre Street. Lombardi was crossing the ...

Essex County Executive Presents Budget Proposal for 2018

NEWARK, NJ – A budget of $725.9 million that will stabilize Essex County’s financial plan and address the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions was recently presents by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.

According to DiVincenzo, layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the state’s statutory deadline of Jan. 15 ...

Developing Story: Pedestrian Fatally Struck by NJ Transit Bus in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ — A pedestrian was struck by a New Jersey Transit bus at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Centre Street at approximately 8:25 p.m. on Thursday.

The Nutley Police Department, Nutley Fire Department and the Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad responded to the scene. An 8:40 p.m. follow-up report from the Breaking News ...

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo Welcomes 907,522 Visitors in 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo finished 2017 with an all-time record attendance of 907,522, marking the first time that attendance has eclipsed the 900,000 mark. It was also the 13th-consecutive year that a new annual attendance record was established.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. was proud to announce the many improvements recently made to the ...

Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Elects New President and Vice President

NEWARK, NJ – During this week’s annual reorganization meeting of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Brendan Gill of Montclair and Wayne Richardson of Newark were was unanimously elected as board president and vice president, respectively.

Gill, who succeeds Freeholder Britnee Timberlake as president, has served as vice president since 2015. He was elected to his first ...

Montclair Township Designated Among Top 30 Safest College Towns

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair has been designated as one of the 30 safest college towns in the nation, according to a recently published report.

SafeWise, a company that provides security brand comparisons and community safety reports, recently named Montclair as one of the 30 safest college towns in the country, ranking 26th.

SafeWise safety experts analyzed the FBI's most recent crime ...

Turtle Back Zoo Breaks Attendance Record with 900,000 Visitors

WEST ORANGE, NJ – With only four days left in 2017, the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo broke its annual attendance record on Wednesday as the Owens/Kusik Family became the 900,000th visitors.

Pictured above, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., welcomes Joseph Kusik, Alanah Williams and Ikea Owens of East Orange as they visit the Holiday Lights Spectacular shortly after 6 p.m.

Montclair Business Logo Sparks Outrage and Dialogue on Sexualization

MONTCLAIR, NJ — "Sleazy and Tasteless" are just a few of the words Montclair residents have used to describe the logo of the newest Montclair ice cream shop. 

Dairy Air Ice Cream Co., located at 521 Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair, has recently come under fire since Nutley resident Amy Tingle posted her thoughts on her personal Facebook page.

Tingle ...

Newark Native Claims Sexual Assault by Mayor's Brother

NEWARK, NJ — A former City of Newark employee has come forward with allegations of sexual assault against Obalaji Baraka, the older brother of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka.

Dannisha Clyburn, 38—known by many as Queen Hatari—claimed that she was touched inappropriately and without her consent by Obalaji Baraka in 2013. She then claimed he ...

Local Family-Friendly Events to Enjoy Over the Holidays

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Residents looking to fill their week with holiday cheer are in luck, as many local celebrations are in full swing.

From family-friendly events to kid-centric story times, and senior citizen dances to adults-only happy hours, there is something on the calendar for every member of the family from now until Dec. 25 and beyond.

Dec. 15

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