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Home Invasion and Sexual Assault Under Investigation in Maplewood; Suspect At Large

October 18, 2018

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, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Police Chief Jim DeVaul.

The woman, age 24,  first ...

Bloomfield Continues Push To Reduce Carbon Footprint, Installs Five Smart-Technology Compost Bins

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to go green, the Township of Bloomfield is investing in smart-technology compacting waste bins that have been set up at five locations throughout town. These compacting waste, or compost bins, have built in compactors that utilize solar power, and are locked so no rodents or other animals can get in.

The bins are provided by Big Belly Solutions, Inc., a ...

$4M Grant Awarded to Rutgers to Bolster Mental Health Services in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - A $4 million federal grant will allow Rutgers’ University Behavioral Health Care’s (UBHC) outpatient program in Newark to offer more services to those with mental illness or substance abuse disorders.

The grant was received from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It will fund the UBHC’s behavioral health outpatient ...

Newark Police Step Up Enforcement During Pedestrian Safety Campaign

NEWARK, NJ - Newark police officers are in the midst of conducting a pedestrian safety initiative that uses a decoy to educate - and issue summonses - to people during a month-long Street Smart NJ campaign.

The campaign is for all of Essex County and coordinated by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). The NJTPA teamed up with both local and county officials for the ...

Bloomfield Unveils First Parklet at 26th Annual Harvest Fest

BLOOMFIELD, NJ –Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services unveiled the township’s first urban parklet on Saturday afternoon, October 6, during the 26th Annual Harvest Fest.  It’s part of an initiative to create more outdoor public spaces downtown.

Harvest Fest ran along Broad Street, between Bloomfield and Belleville Avenues.  The festival attracted ...

Baraka Backs Booker: 'It is Trump That is Running America Into the Ground'

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka came out in support of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker after President Donald Trump said the former mayor “ran Newark, New Jersey into the ground.”

Booker, a Democrat, was Newark's mayor from 2006 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that has been questioning Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, ...

Bloomfield’s First Parklet to Debut at Annual Harvest Fest

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services will be unveiling the township’s first urban parklet Saturday, Oct. 6, at Harvest Fest, as part of an innovative and dynamic approach to creating more outdoor public spaces downtown.

The portable interactive parklet will be set up along Broad Street near Barnes & Noble that morning and be on display all day. One ...

Essex County College Not Selected for Free Tuition Subsidy

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 Challenge for a shot at the Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG), which would cover remaining ...

Local Residents Walk to Support Pediatric Cancer Awareness

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Hundreds of local residents - from children to senior citizens - gathered together as one on Sunday, September 30 as Oakeside Cultural Center hosted their Third Annual Pediatric Cancer Awareness “Go Gold” Walk.

All net profits from the event, highlighted by a three-mile morning walk through Bloomfield, were donated to a team in the Cycle for Survival ...

Quick Chek in Maplewood Sells Winning Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Worth $166,000

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn on Friday, Sept. 28, making the ticket's owner the winner of the Jersey Cash 5 $166,600 Jackpot, according to a press release from NJ Lottery.

The winning ticket was sold at the Quick Chek location at 1545 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood, stated the NJ Lottery.

The winning numbers were: 18, 30, 35, 38 and 40 and the ...

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