Essex County News

May 5, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County Vaccination Centers, including Kmart at 235 Prospect Avenue in West Orange and Essex County College at 177 West Market Street in Newark, are now open for walk-in appointments from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday to anyone who resides, works or attends school ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County Vaccination Centers, including Kmart at 235 Prospect Avenue in West Orange and Essex County College at 177 West Market Street in Newark, are now open for walk-in appointments from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday to anyone who resides, works or attends school ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Lisa Sanders, an artist with two permanent pieces in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in South Mountain Reservation, has been appointed as Artistic Director/Curator of the park. She replaces Tricia Zimic who served in the position for ten years. Sanders holds an MFA from The ...

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The latest COVID-19 statistics show that the number of cases is slowly decreasing. A little more than 3 million New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated, which is almost half of the 6.9 million adults. The state's objective is to vaccinate 70%, or 4.7 million, residents by June 30.  Another 4.2 ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Essex County will host its annual Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on May 1. The event is sponsored by the County of Essex and the Essex County Utilities Authority. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Essex County residents may drop ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A study published recently in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology shows vaccines may offer some protection for the babies of pregnant and breastfeeding women. However, according to the CDC, there is still limited and uncertain information about its safety for ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Here is the upcoming schedule of Coronavirus testing sites sponsored by Essex County; the tests are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or call 973-877-8456. Tuesday, April 6, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The trees are beginning to bloom at Essex County’s Branch Brook Park just in time for the 43rd annual Cherry Blossom Festival—an Essex County tradition that highlights the blooming season of the 5,000 Cherry Blossom trees. “We have the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in ...

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According to Governor Philip Murphy's office, vaccine eligibility will be expanded on April 5th. The following groups are eligible: Age 55+ Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities Higher education educators and staff Librarians and library ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A corrections officer has been charged with smuggling contraband at the Essex County Correctional Facility, located on Doremus Avenue in Newark. Alray Blackmon, Jr., 31, of Newark has been charged with Second Degree Attempting to Provide an Electronic Communication Device to an ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will present an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, March 25th at Essex County Hendricks Field Golf Course in Belleville to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Residents will receive one box of non-perishable food items. It ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A customer at a West Orange gas station sped off without paying for services last week, according to township police. On Tuesday, March 9, at 11:19 a.m., police responded to a report from an attendand at the Conoco service station at 13 Northfield Ave. that a customer fled the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — During the German City of Frankfurt am Main’s first-ever Mayors Summit Against Anti-Semitism—a live virtual event held on Tuesday in conjunction with the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) in order to “empower the world’s brightest municipal and local leaders to come together to ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Board of Education has released the following statement in response to yesterday's article, SOMEA President Verbally Accosted 'With Bigoted Undertones' While Receiving Vaccine: The South Orange Maplewood Board of Education is deeply concerned to hear of Ms. Lopez's experience ...

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I am beyond thrilled to learn teachers K-12 in New Jersey will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 15. As a father of three, professor, and husband of a veteran elementary school teacher, I know first-hand how important it is to have teachers and students back in the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Public Schools will reopen on April 12 for in-person hybrid learning, school officials announced Friday. After a long dispute between the Board of Education and the Montclair Education Association (MEA) over whether or not staff would return to in-person learning, an ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a Newark resident on Thursday night, March 11. At approximately 8 p.m., Newark police officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 200 block of Lehigh Avenue. Arriving units located the victim, Debra Derrick, 63, of Newark, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Education Association (MEA) and Board of Education (BOE) agreed on the day of their lawsuit to open elementary schools on April 12 for in-person learning, according to multiple news outlets. Both sides have yet to release a public statement on the decision, and ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Union Township man is currently being sought by police after being charged with fatally shooting a Newark woman, Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo announced on Monday.  Jamar I. Webber, 20, is charged with first-degree murder and two related weapons offenses in ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Five artists have been selected by Newark officials to submit preliminary designs for a monument that will honor Harriet Tubman - the heroic abolitionist who made the city an important stop on the Underground Railroad as she led enslaved African-Americans out of the South to ...

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VERONA, NJ — A coalition of district parents gathered on Friday to make their voices heard about accelerating a transition back to more comprehensive in-school teaching in Verona. The parent group, Verona Voices for More In-Person Learning, held a rally to compel administrators "to put ...

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NEWARK, NJ — After Essex County resident, Luis Torres, suffered the loss of several people close to him in just a short span of time due to COVID-19, he made sure he was on the list of 250 registered recipients when Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine rolled into the Branch Brook Park Cherry Blossom ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is preparing for in-person classes for fall semester. This announcement was made by Dr. Joseph E. Nyre, university president, in a letter entitled to the Seton Hall community, “Looking Ahead to the Upcoming Academic Year.”  Nyre said that over the past ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Three Essex County men admitted conspiring to defraud two banks of $250,000 using stolen credit cards and blank checks, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today. Alexander Varice, 22, and Dashawn Duncan, 27, both of South Orange, and Nasheed Jackson, 24, of ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Shut the streets down and “Enter the Wu”. This week, parts of North Arlington Ave. in East Orange were closed for the filming of “Wu Tang Clan: An American Saga.” The television series can be viewed on Hulu. Wu-Tang shocked the world with their 1993 debut album, “Enter the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark is currently facing an enormous gap in its housing stock to provide affordable units for low-income residents, according to a report issued by The Rutgers Law School Center for Law, Inequality and Metropolitan Equity (CLiME).  More development and engagement from city ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Federal Court against the Montclair School District after teachers and staff refused to return to in-person instruction, according to documents. Eight families filed last week, after retaining attorney Keri Donohue Avellini. Avellini is ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Led by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and Essex County Health Officer Maya Lordo, Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein and all members of the township council visited the Essex County vaccination center located at Sears in the Livingston Mall on Friday for a tour of the facility ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - This week, as the Montclair Public School District announced implementation of a remote instruction monitoring program, parents began to raise concerns over privacy. The district announced the implementation of GoGuardian, which is a tool designed to enhance a teacher's ability ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Two Paterson residents were arrested Wednesday and charged with shoplifting at the Walgreens at 397 Route 46 West.   According to the Fairfield Police Department, Franklin Francisco, 26, and Michael Cabrera-Rosario, 24, were charged with shoplifting and conspiracy. At ...

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