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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 sex 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 PM on Monday. The ...

Six Year Old Dies from Third Story Fall

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigation a fatal fall.

A six-year-old girl sustained fatal injuries when she fell from a third-floor ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 10:53p.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 ...

Police Investigate Homicide in Montclair

NEWARK, NJ – A female was stabbed outside a home on Hartley Street in Montclair around 6:00 am Friday morning Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Montclair Police Chief Todd M. Conforti announced. The victim was identified as Akirah Townes, 20, of Orange who was pronounced dead St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center at 6:42 am. 

At this time no arrests have been ...

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 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 on Wednesday, April 11. The project ...

Man Charged With Kidnapping and Assaulting Essex County Victim

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, transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines, interstate domestic violence and interstate ...

Essex County Announces Partnership with Nine Local Charitable Organizations

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 Foundation, the Saint Barnabas Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and ...

Essex County Freeholders Approve Speed Limit Reduction on Grove Street in Montclair

NEWARK, NJ – During its Wednesday, April 11, 2018, meeting at the Hall of Records, the Essex County
Board of Chosen Freeholders in a unanimous vote approved a Resolution consenting to the reduction of
the speed limit for the entire length of Grove Street in Montclair.

This Resolution coincides with Montclair’s recently adopted Ordinance passed November 13, 2017, reducing the ...

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