Essex County News

Sister and Brother Struck in Fatal Pedestrian Incident in Verona


VERONA, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Verona Police Chief Mitchell Stern announced Friday that the Verona Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes/ Crash Investigative Unit are investigating a fatal crash in which one person was killed and second sustained life-threatening injuries.

At approximately 7:45 am today Megan E. Villanella, 34, of Verona and her 30-year-old brother were standing on the sidewalk at Lakeside Avenue and Pease Avenue when a 2006 white Mitsubishi struck them.

Villanella sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her brother was transported to University Hospital where he is in critical condition.

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A 25-year-old male driver from Belleville remained at the scene. At this time, he has not been charged.

The investigation is active and ongoing. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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March 15, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to make their voices heard and prove that “age is no obstacle to activism,” hundreds of Livingston High School (LHS) students participated in the student-led National School Walkout on Wednesday morning. For 17 minutes, the students gathered on the blacktop near the turf to honor the victims of the Parkland shooting and to also take a stance on gun ...

Fair Lawn High School Students Walkout, Show Solidarity with Parkland, FL Victims

March 15, 2018

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Students walked out of class for 17 minutes to show solidarity with Parkland, FL students and teachers killed on Feb. 14.

Asking for tougher gun laws, students held signs in protest of a lack of government action, in addition to victims from other school shootings.

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March 15, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ- The following blotter was issued by the Montclair Police Department on  March 13, 2018. 

03-07- 2018 (Orange Road) Attempted burglary to a residence. The suspect was not successful in gaining
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