Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Offers Domestic Violence Training

September 19, 2017

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will again offer a domestic violence training program this fall. Called “Sanctuary,’’ the program is a 100-hour training program designed to equip community residents to provide crisis intervention and outreach services to victims of domestic violence, ...

Mice “Infestation” In Maplewood Schools Declared “Health Hazard” By Maplewood Officials

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Maplewood School District has a mice “infestation” in several district schools, which the Maplewood Township describes as “an immediate health hazard,” according to a letter from Township Health Officer Robert Roe to the district last month.

The letter, dated August 24, 2017, was sent by Roe to Interim ...

Two Unrelated Officer Involved Shootings Under Investigation

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau is investigating two separate, unrelated incidents in which off-duty Essex County Corrections Officers discharged their weapons in the city of Newark.

The first incident occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m. in the vicinity of ...

Reward Offered in Murder Case

Newark, NJ -- Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Essex County Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura announced today that the Essex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of Steven Damon, 47, of Newark.

Damon is wanted for the murder of his wife, Tanya Morris, 46, also of Newark. 

Morris was fatally ...

Essex County Environmental Center Announces September Events

Essex County, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of September that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where they can ...

Rash of Individuals Get Sick After Ingesting Synthetic Pot

NEWARK, NJ - Synthetic marijuana is making its rounds again, as Newark police are reporting a day-long rash of incidents associated with the substance.

More than 10 incidents were reported at various locations throughout the city yesterday, as calls came in regarding individuals suffering from a variety of symptoms, according to Captain Derek Glenn, Newark PD Public Safety ...

Essex County Prosecutor deems Nutley Fire Department Ladder Truck Rollover an Accident

NUTLEY, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor's office has deemed the Fathers Day weekend rollover of a Nutley fire department ladder truck to be an accident. The incident took place on Saturday June 17 as units were responding to a CO2 activation. 

Katherine Carter of the Essex County Prosecutors Office told TAPinto Nutley " We did an investigation. The incident was deemed ...

Early Morning Homicide Investigation Active and Ongoing

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 investigating the fatal shooting of Tyiere Parks, 22, of Newark.

Parks was shot this morning at 12:14 am. He was ...

Forcing Maplewood Police Chief Out Could Take Time and Money

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - If Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino does not resign as the Township Committee (TC) has requested, his forced departure could be a lengthy, involved process, according to one legal expert.

The chief, who has served in the post for 17 years, has yet to offer his resignation after the TC voted unanimously 10 days ago to request he step down voluntarily.

The governing body ...

Essex County Dedicates Memorial Plaque to Matt McGrath in Essex County Verona Park

VERONA, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. dedicated a memorial bronze plaque in memory of the late Matthew BeneduceMcGrath on Wednesday, August 9th in Essex County Verona Park. McGrath, a resident of Verona who owned a popular sign-making shop in the township, lost his life when he was attempting to cross Bloomfield Avenue in June 2016.

“Born in ...

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