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Mikie Sherrill and Local Veteran Highlighted at Essex County Veterans Day Observance

November 10, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – Congresswoman-Elect Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran, made her first public appearance since winning the election in New Jersey’s 11th District at the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance on Wednesday at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark. During the ceremony, U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve Veteran William Squires was presented with ...

Essex County Prosecutor: Maximum Penalty of Life Imprisonment Possible for Montclair Attorney James R. Ray III

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela Bledsoe.
“We have in custody James R. Ray, III, who is charged ...

Irvington Man Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography

NEWARK, NJ– Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Irvington Police Director Tracy Bowers announced today that Jose M. Morales, 32, of Irvington, has been arrested and charged with second degree endangering the welfare of a child for possessing more than 1,000 items depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children.

Today during the predawn hours, members of ...

'Armed and Dangerous' Attorney At-Large Wanted in Connection with Fatal Shooting

MONTCLAIR, NJ – James R. Ray, III is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of his child's mother, Angela Bledsoe.

The fatal shooting that claimed the life of a Montclair woman has thrust the suspected killer into the forefront. Many neighbors in this quiet Montclair community are left wondering, just who is James R. Ray?

Ray had his own law firm specializing in ...

Essex Freeholders Consider Future of ICE Contract After Denouncing Agency's Spokesman

The Essex County Freeholders called for the ouster of the New Jersey Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman but have not budged on ending its controversial contract with the agency.

The freeholder board at its Wednesday meeting in Maplewood passed a resolution supporting other lawmakers who have called for Emilio Karim Dabul to be terminated from his position as ICE ...

Newark Man Arrested for Murder

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that Lonnie Arrington, 48, of Newark has been arrested by New Jersey Transit Police for the murder of Michael Shendock, 38, of Voorhees. 

Arrington was arrested at Penn Station on Oct.

Home Invasion and Sexual Assault Under Investigation in Maplewood; Suspect At Large

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosector's Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the home invasion and sexual assault of a woman on Tuesday in Maplewood, according to a press release on Wednesday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Police Chief Jim DeVaul.

The woman, age 24,  first ...

Improvements Underway at Essex County Riker Hill Art Park

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a second public meeting held in Livingston last week to discuss the current plans for how to spend the $1 million currently allotted toward the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) in Livingston, some of the priorities, such as improving the safety and accessibility of the entrance at the intersection of Beaufort Avenue and Homestead Drive, are ...

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

Essex County College Not Selected for Free Tuition Subsidy

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College was not one of the colleges selected by Gov. Phil Murphy's administration to receive a subsidy that would help pay unmet tuition for eligible students.

All 19 community colleges in the state applied to participate in the Community College Innovation Challenge for a shot at the Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG), which would cover remaining ...


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