Essex County News

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, ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NEWARK – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau is in the early stages of investigating a police involved shooting in Newark that resulted in the death of Paul Braswell, 29, of ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A union member mouthed the words “thank you” yesterday as cheers erupted in the boardroom where Port Authority commissioners passed a $19 minimum wage for workers at the agency’s three major airports. “Let me say clearly and bluntly: these new wage levels are essential to the safe, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, III have announced that authorities are investigating two separate shooting incidents that occurred in Newark on Saturday evening and early Sunday morning. The first incident ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Nahshaun White, 22, of Newark of first degree armed robbery, resisting arrest by fleeing and multiple weapons offenses, including unlawful possession of a .380 handgun ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A Seton Hall University student has died after falling from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday, according to a letter to the school community from the University's Interim President, Mary J. Meehan. South Orange Police Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at about 12:15 p.m., ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayors from some of the largest cities in New Jersey today warned that recreational marijuana dispensaries wouldn’t be welcomed in their boundaries unless people with marijuana convictions were released from jail and their records get expunged. MORE: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Roberson Burney, 60, of Newark was sentenced to life in prison today by the Honorable James W. Donohue, Judge of the Superior Court. In March an Essex County jury convicted Burney of first-degree robbery, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced the re-opening of the Leopard Exhibit at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo on Monday, August 27th. The comprehensive modernization and expansion were part of the County Executive's initiative to provide the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Samuel Reed, 40, of Newark was sentenced to 15 years in state prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 37-year-old woman whom he did not previously know, in an abandoned apartment in ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced today that Roberto Ubiera, 55, of Newark has been arrested and charged with the murder of Tarlok Singh, 55, of East Orange.   Singh, who worked at the Park Deli & Grocery on ...

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Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from Newark, is investigating the fatal shooting of Terrell Malone, ...

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Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Schools of Technology District jointly announced on Wednesday, August 15th that the school district will be following Essex County’s lead and will be closing its accounts with Wells Fargo. The County Executive ...

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Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin to work together and re-enact the 2 percent on annual salary increases for police officers and firefighters that are awarded through ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County officials have announced that they are pushing for Governor Murphy to enact a salary cap for police and firefighters. This initiative is touted as a means to control the rise in property taxes. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. sent a letter on Monday to ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — On New Jersey Family’s recently published “Ultimate Bucket List,” the second annual list of not-to-miss places in New Jersey, six Essex County attractions were among those selected as bucket list destinations. New Jersey Family asked its readers to vote for their favorite ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Essex County Bar Association President Raj Gadhok announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation, the related charitable arm of the ECBA, are co-sponsoring a one-day gun buyback program this ...

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Newark, NJ – Long before Rutgers University-Newark created an athletic field on University Avenue, the abolitionist Frederick Douglass delivered an address in 1849 at a church that once stood there. Rutgers Board of Governors approved a resolution to rename the field in honor of the time ...

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NEW YORK, NY, - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' yesterday for Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. The heat advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17. Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot ...

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NEW YORK, NY, - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' this morning for Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. The heat advisory will remain in effect from noon Monday July 16 until 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17. Extreme heat can cause illness and death among ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The late Essex County Undersheriff who may soon have the Market Street patrol building renamed after him also had a road dedicated in his namesake today. Essex County Undersheriff Kevin Ryan often worked security at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, his brother said. A ...

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