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Twelve Arrested in Narcotics Case; Five Wanted

May 25, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, along with the Newark Police Department, the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, Bloomfield Police Department, Homeland Security, the Drug Enforcement Agency and Union County ...

Newark Airport Shuts Down Temporarily Due to Airplane Engine Fire

NEWARK, NJ – Newark Liberty International Airport shut down the airport at approximately 9:00 p.m. Tuesday evening due to an apparent engine fire of a plane as it was preparing for flight.  According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, emergency response teams are at the scene and no injuries have been reported.

According to news sources, the right engine of United ...

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Sponsors Conference for Boys

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is hosting a youth conference on Friday, May 19 to address issues that affect teenage boys.

Over 200 male students from various high schools in Essex County are expected to attend the “Leadership to Transform Boys to Men” youth conference.

Bloomfield Township Councilman Elias Chalet Pleads Guilty in Essex County Superior Court

NEWARK, NJ - Elias Chalet, First Ward Councilman of the Township of Bloomfield, entered a guilty plea to bribery charges Tuesday morning in Essex County Superior Court. The plea was made before Superior Court Judge Martin Cronin.

Chalet pleaded guilty to second-degree bribery in official of political matters. According to attorney Peter W. Tillman of Springfield, the other ...

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Investigates Police Involved Fatal Shooting

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau is investigating an incident in which an off-duty Jersey City Police Officer fired at an unidentified male in the 200 block of South Clinton Street in the City of East Orange at approximately 1:00 p.m. today.

At this time, no one is ...

Nutley Crew Members, Coach Rescue Man from Passaic River

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Crew team members Michael DeHaas and Phil Amiths joined Coach Judy McIntyre to rescue a man who fell into the Passaic River on Wednesday April 25. The three were in a launch when the events of the evening unfolded.

Nutley Crew was on the Passaic River Wednesday afternoon in preparation for States on Saturday. They were in the Newark-Harrison area, headed upstream to ...

Newark City Hall Computers Hacked with Ransomware

NEWARK, NJ - Some computers in the City of Newark have been infected with ransomware, rendering them unusable, and the hacker is demanding payment of 24 Bitcoin, or about $30,000 in ransom, according to a document obtained by TAPInto Newark and a city official with knowledge of the hack.

The document reveals that that city computers were infected with RSA-2048 encryption, ...

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Presents Proposal to Name Brookdale Park Athletic Complex after Tom Fleming I

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that he is proposing an ordinance to dedicate "The Oval" in Essex County Brookdale Park in Bloomfield and Montclair as the "Essex County Tom Fleming Athletic Complex" in honor of the late Tom Fleming, an iconic professional runner and coach. The complex includes a state-of-the-art, quarter mile, ...

Statement by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. about Tom Fleming

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Tom Fleming, varsity track coach and teacher at Montclair Kimberley Academy died suddenly on Wednesday night. 

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. issued a statement Thursday stating:

"A two-time winner of the New York City Marathon, Tom reached the pinnacle of being a professional runner. He was an icon in the sport that he loved, and enjoyed ...

Nine Charged in Takedown of Newark Drug Trafficking Ring

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey State Police have arrested seven suspects and seized weapons, heroin, crack cocaine, prescription drugs and more than $31,000 as a result of "Operation Dead End."

After a six-month investigation by the New Jersey State Police Crime Suppression North Unit, detectives were able to identify nine suspects accused of operating a drug trafficking ring in Newark.

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