Essex County News

August 2, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston played host to more than 800 economically disadvantaged children from throughout Essex County last weekend as they shopped for school supplies at the National Council of Jewish Women Essex County (NCJW/Essex) chapter’s 10th annual ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A wreath laying ceremony commemorating Memorial Day was held in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark, which was opened in September 2009 along with the Essex County Armed Forces Memorial in order to honor the men and women who served as members in the United States ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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CALDWELL/ESSEX FELLS, NJ — Nearly $1.2 million in improvements will be made to modernize the Essex County Grover Cleveland Park playground and tennis courts. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. announced his improvement plans on Friday morning, stating that Grover Cleveland Park is a ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A New York man appeared in federal court last week to face allegations that he assaulted and kidnapped an individual who had a protection order against him, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. Rudolf Szoradi, 50, is charged by four-count criminal complaint with kidnapping, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County will participating in nine special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, Stop for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the Arthritis ...

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NEWARK, NJ - To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. hosted a ceremony on Wednesday attended by elected officials, community leaders and local students. "Dr. King was one of our nation's greatest ...

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WEST ORANGE — A taste of something savory and something sweet paired with a bit of magic, live music and poetry were enjoyed by hundreds at the annual 18th annual Taste of Essex event Monday night, hosted by the North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) at The Manor in West Orange. “Tonight ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - In Loving memory of her dear friend Daniel Brockschmidt, who died suddenly in March, Fairfield resident Kim Martyniak Carlton created the charity NJ Angels 4 Kids. NJ Angels 4 Kids is dedicated to transforming donated wedding/christening/communion dresses and christening/white ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The 18th annual Taste of Essex, hosted by the North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC), aims to be better than ever this year with dozens of restaurants participating, special activities, such as chair massages and a 50-50 drawing, as well as prizes for best savory and sweet dishes ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The American Humane (AH) recently became the third national organization to grant certification to the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., the certification exhibits the zoo’s commitment to providing the highest level of animal ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – With Passover fast approaching on the evening of March 30, synagogues throughout West Orange are helping people prepare for the holiday by inviting the public to attend community Seders. B’nai Shalom, located at 300 Pleasant Valley Way, kicked off its pre-Passover events on ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Even a week’s delay caused by a massive snowstorm couldn’t dampen the spirits of the large crowd of spectators who cheered on the marchers and bands who participated in West Orange’s 67th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday. Wending their way up Main Street were more than ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Restaurants and eateries from throughout West Orange are currently participating in the Downtown West Orange Alliance’s (DWOA) second annual Restaurant Week, which wraps up on Saturday. There will also be an opportunity to win $250 in restaurant gift certificates for purchases ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A total of 23 total restaurants from throughout West Orange are still scheduled to participate in the Downtown West Orange Alliance’s (DWOA) second annual Restaurant Week, which kicks off on Sunday and will wrap up on March 17. Residents and visitors are encouraged to sample ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ -  The body of a 67-year-old man was recovered in upper Montclair on Friday morning near Toney's Brook in the area of upper Mountain Avenue training station. Responding officers suspect that the man may have suffered from a medical emergency while walking toward the bus stop ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A student at Memorial Middle School reportedly made a "concerning" post on Instagram Live on Monday that resulted in a police investigation. According to the Cedar Grove Board of Education, the incident was thoroughly investigated by Cedar Grove police who determined that there ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Law enforcement authorities are currently investigating the fatal death of a Montclair au pair that occurred on Saturday evening. Maya Moar, a 26-year-old au pair from Holon, Israel was working for a Montclair family when she may have been struck by the Decamp bus as she exited, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley Police Department made an arrest in the case of an Instagram video post. An 18-year-old resident was charged with Third Degree False Public Alarm. Joseph Rafanello, a senior at Nutley High School, was arrested and taken to Essex County Jail. The arrest followed a full ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — An 18-year-old West Caldwell resident was arrested and charged with a second-degree crime of creating a false public alarm on Saturday after the West Caldwell Police Department’s (WCPD) investigation revealed that Michael Schmitt sent a threatening message to James Caldwell High ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Police confirmed that James Caldwell High School was under lockdown on Saturday afternoon during an all-day “Music Marathon” event after concern was raised about a threatening post. The West Caldwell Police Department is currently handling the investigation. "West Caldwell ...

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NEWARK, NJ – At its 2018 African-American History Month Celebration on Wednesday at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience, and spirit of the African-American community. Brendan Gill, board president and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Children of all ages are invited to participate in spring and summer camp opportunities at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, Essex County Codey Arena and the Essex County Environmental Center. The zoo has several weeklong camp adventures that will introduce children to the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Essex County Sheriff's Office confirmed to TAPinto Nutley that the bomb disposal unit was parked in front of Nutley High School Friday afternoon. Members of the Essex County Sheriff's Office are working with the Nutley Police Department as the investigation following the ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently honored the Essex County Environmental Commission, recipient of an Environmental Achievement Award granted by the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC), during a special presentation at the Hall of Records in ...

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