Essex County Man Found Dead After Shooting Near Feaster Park

November 19, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Essex County man died Friday night after a shooting in New Brunswick, authorities announced November 18.

Tawan J. Moses, 25 of East Orange, was found dead by authorities at 8:30 p.m. on Throop Avenue near Fester Park according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Moses had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ...

Holiday Lights Spectacular Opens at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After reaching its 12th-consecutive attendance milestone in 2016 with 795,558 visitors, the Turtle Back Zoo invites the public to the 11th annual Holiday Lights Spectacular, featuring 50 figures illuminated by one million lights both at the zoo and the surrounding Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex.

Officially opened on Friday, the Holiday Lights ...

Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Murder of Newark Mother

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced that the Honorable Siobhan Teare, Judge of the Superior Court, sentenced Sandro Vargas, 46, of Irvington to 30 years in New Jersey State Prison for the murder of Patricia Hiciano.

Hiciano, a 37-year-old mother of four, was fatally strangled by Vargas in March of 2015. When Hiciano failed to return from her ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Procedures During Extreme Weather

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – On Thursday, November 9, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced the Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated because of cold weather in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect from Friday, November 10 at 8 p.m. to Saturday, November 11 at 8 a.m.

“Providing our ...

Group of Teens, Adults in Possession of Knife and Fake Firearm Arrested at Montclair HS

MONTCLAIR, NJ -  A group of teens and young adults were arrested outside of Montclair High School on weapons and trespassing charges on Monday.

Dozens of officers responded to a report of persons trespassing on school property on Monday shortly after dismissal, witnesses say.

According to Montclair Police officials, the trespassers were observed entering two vehicles in the ...

Speaker Brings Audience to Laughter and Tears at NCJW/Essex Opening Event

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — An crowd of 600 people attended the NCJW/Essex Opening Event last week at Brooklake Country Club, where teacher, author and journalist Jenna Bush Hager discussed her work as a teacher in Baltimore and working in Latin America.

In Latin America, Hager learned about the power of education “to change lives and to save lives.” She encouraged ...

Newark Police Captain Enters Guilty Plea in Computer Theft 

NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Newark Police Captain Anthony Buono, 62, of Millstone pled guilty to one count of computer theft today before the Honorable Michael L. Ravin, Judge of the Superior Court.

In 2015, Buono and former Newark police officer Dino D’Elia, 52, of Newark were charged with two counts of computer theft and one ...

'Strut Your Mutt' Canine Costume Parade Announced by Essex County Executive DiVincenzo

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites Essex County dog owners to display their creativity and participate in Strut Your Mutt, Essex County’s Annual Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest. This year, two parades have been scheduled. Participation is free. The costume parades and contests will be held as follows:

Morning ...

Three Infant Deaths in 40 Hours Prompts Warning for Parents

NEWARK, NJ -Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is urging parents to take proper precautions to protect children in the wake of three baby deaths over a 40-hour period last week.

Parents should avoid sleeping with very young children and make sure they have cribs or bassinets. 

“In a 40-hour period there ...

Essex County Recycling and Shredding Events

Essex County is hosting the following recycling events during the month of October:


Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Saturday, October 7th from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

125 Fairview Ave., Cedar Grove (next to the old Hospital Center)

Protect our environment by properly disposing of household materials. For information, call the Essex County Utilities Authority ...

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