Essex County News

October 10, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ — A vehicle traveling through Nutley crashed into a home on Tuesday afternoon around 4:15 p.m. According to people living in the area, the Nutley Police Department, Nutley Fire Department, and Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad "responded in minutes." The home is located on ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn on Friday, Sept. 28, making the ticket's owner the winner of the Jersey Cash 5 $166,600 Jackpot, according to a press release from NJ Lottery. The winning ticket was sold at the Quick Chek location at 1545 Springfield Ave. in ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In collaboration with local artist Ryan Zorad, Main Street New Jersey and the European company SprayPrinter, which uses special technology to create murals that celebrate downtowns and local artists, the Downtown West Orange Alliance (DWOA) has turned the bare walls of two Main ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 8-year-old Niyad Robinson, of Newark.  He was last seen in East Orange on Sunday, Sept. 16 around 2:54 p.m. in the area of William Street and North Grove Street wearing black pants, a white T-shirt and black ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A Seton Hall University student has died from injuries sustained from falling off the campus' parking deck on Tuesday, according to a letter to the school community from the University's Interim President, Mary Meehan, on Tuesday afternoon. Meehan later identified the student as ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The new Turtle Back Zoo Flamingo Exhibit, which was officially opened with a celebratory ribbon cutting on Wednesday, has been dedicated as the “Drill Family Flamingo Exhibit” in honor of the West Orange family’s long-time relationship with the zoo. The Drill Family’s ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Snow leopards and Amur leopards are the centerpiece of the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s newly reopened leopard exhibit, which officially reopened on Monday. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. was on hand Monday afternoon to cut the ribbon at the exhibit as part of ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two Montclair residents were robbed at gunpoint in two separate incidents, as they walked through Montclair on Sunday, according to Montclair Police officials.  At approximately 6:30 p.m., a 64-year-old Montclair man was approached by a dark-colored SUV as he walked along ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic on Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to officials. Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic ...

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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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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Water sources at West Orange Town Hall tested positive for elevated levels of Legionella bacteria, according to the township. It was discovered after a long-time township employee was recently hospitalized with a case of Legionnaires' Disease.   According to a notice ...

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WEST ORANGE – A West Orange man was stabbed Sunday evening during an attack in The Valley section of the township, according to officials. Police were called the 300 block of Valley Road around 5:45 p.m. on a report of an aggravated assault. The 28-year-old victim was stabbed during an attack by ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters in Newark, according to one of two ordinances approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing in the area of Miller Street on Monday at 10:49 p.m. The suspect is currently at large, according to police.  Officers arrived to find that a 48-year-old Montclair man had been stabbed and already transported to ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Rain didn't stop the first ever national Myastenia Gravis (MG) Walk in New Jersey at Brookdale Park last month. MG is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes severe muscle weakness and can impact a person's ability to see, smile, walk, talk and breathe. In MG, the ...

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ROSELAND, NJ – The public can experience the “Butterfly Tent Safari” at the Essex County Environmental Center. The Butterfly Tent Safari is an interactive display where visitors can observe hundreds of butterflies while walking through a tent. It will be held as ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Lavelle Davis, 38, of Galloway and Jimmy Mays, 35, of Egg Harbor Township, were sentenced to more than 100 years in New Jersey State Prison for murdering three people in Maplewood in 2017, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino. Laurino announced on Wednesday ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company LLC will hold a public hearing on Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. at West Essex High School for the proposed Gateway Expansion Project, which the Roseland Borough Council publicly opposed with a resolution and which Essex County Executive Joseph ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ — A Fairfield man died on early Sunday morning following a head-on crash on Route 80 in Woodland Park, according to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes. The victim was identified as Rocco Donatiello, 29, who died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash, she ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A former Jefferson Elementary School paraprofessional has been charged with criminal behavior believed to be related to lewd photos of students at the school that were found on his cell phone after he was arrested in Morris County on an unrelated sexual charge. It also appears ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Peter Serruto, who just completed his senior season at Millburn High School, was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 22d round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on Wednesday. Serruto was the 649th pick overall. The 6-foot, 190-pound right-handed batter has been a ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A dog was rescued from a two-alarm fire on Walnut Street over the weekend. According to Montclair Fire officials, at 1:34 p.m. on Saturday, the Montclair Fire Department received a call reporting a house fire. Units from four other towns provided assistance to help bring it under ...

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NEWARK, NJ – During a special presentation in May, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders proclaimed June 2 as “National Gun Violence Awareness Day” in Essex County in remembrance of victims of gun violence. District 4 Freeholder Leonard Luciano of West Caldwell and At-Large Freeholder ...

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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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NEWARK, NJ — The house at 81 Summit Avenue in Newark's Weequahic neighborhood is otherwise unremarkable expect for a sign attached to its faux flagstone facade noting that the home has been designated a historic site—the childhood home of celebrated author Philip Roth, who died Tuesday at the age ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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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