Essex County News

September 24, 2018

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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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College was taken off probation by the region’s higher education accrediting agency. The community college was put on probation last year by Middle States Commission of Higher Education for failing to meet guidelines pertaining to institutional resources and governance.

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NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and West Orange Police Chief James Abbott have announced that authorities are investigating an incident in which a 57-year-old male was fatally injured at a bar in West Orange on July 4, 2018. Shortly after 6:00 p.m., West Orange police ...

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Newark, NJ - City residents played a big part in all American wars and Newark also played its part in the throes of America’s creation. The war lasted from 1775 to 1783, and Newark had a fighting spirit against the British at that time. The city hosted a rebellious minister and a visit by George ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Men’s Shul Softball League, consisting of teams from temples throughout Livingston, West Orange, Short Hills and other neighboring communities in Essex and Morris counties, gathered in Livingston prior to regular play on Sunday morning in support of Make Our Schools Safe, an ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology opened its newest campus Monday on the grounds of the former United Hospital Center in Newark's West Ward. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo was joined by a host of local, state and federal officials to dedicate the Essex County Donald ...

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Comedian Artie Lange Sentenced to Probation for Possession of Heroin NEWARK, NJ  – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced that comedian Artie Lange, 50, of Hoboken was sentenced to probation by the Honorable Nancy Sivilli, Judge of the Superior Court, after pleading guilty to ...

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NEWARK, NJ – During a special presentation on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders proclaimed June 2, 2018, as “National Gun Violence Awareness Day” in Essex County.  The presentation took place at the Hall of Records in Newark, New Jersey. District 4 Freeholder ...

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Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to participate in the 2018 Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Photographers of all ages and abilities may submit photos highlighting the Essex County Parks System. The contest is free and the deadline to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - According to published reports on Wednesday, Montclair Police officials are investigating allegations of sex assault reported to have occurred in a bathroom at Montclair High School. Montclair police officials state that officers received a report about an incident at the high ...

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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 investigation a fatal ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - African penguins have officially joined the giraffes, lions and hyenas in the African Adventure at the Turtle Back Zoo, bringing all of the zoo’s animals from the largest continent into the same area. Local dignitaries joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. in ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The weather held up to inspire hundreds of Essex County families to participate in the 13 annual Essex County Earth Day Celebration at the Essex County Environmental Center last weekend in Roseland, where residents had the opportunity to participate in hands-on educational games and ...

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