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In Photos: Local Parks Flood During Monday Morning Rainstorms

April 17, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - This morning's downpours sent torrents of water into the Third River causing it to over flow its banks.

Passaic Avenue at Brookside was closed by the Nutley Police Department shortly after TAPinto Nutley arrived to capture these images of the flooding. 

Runoff inundated Memorial Park, caused the Third River to spill over its banks in Yanticaw Park, ...

Bloomfield Township Looking for Artist to Restore Mural and Design Additional Mural

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Township of Bloomfield requests proposals and qualifications from artists for both the restoration of an existing “Stay Strong” mural and the design and implementation of a new public art mural on the opposite side of the train trestle, both located between 236 – 256 Broad Street. The Bloomfield Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department will administer the ...

Bloomfield Firefighters Help Find Forever Homes for Best Friends at Township Animal Shelter

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield firefighters visited the Bloomfield Animal Shelter Thursday as a part of a project to find dogs and cats their forever homes. 

Foley, a one-year old pitbull mix jumped at the chance to sit on the bumper of a firetruck to get some great ear scratches. 

Blackie, a two year old domestic short hair cat loved being held by one of Bloomfield's bravest, ...

Essex County Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's Assassination

NEWARK, NJ - To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. hosted a ceremony on Wednesday attended by elected officials, community leaders and local students.

"Dr. King was one of our nation's greatest leaders and one of his last public appearances was his visit to Newark, just a week before he ...

Appellate Court Rules in Bloomfield’s Favor on Lackawanna Train Station Property Value

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- An appellate court panel of three judges has overturned a previous decision from 2016 on the value of a property containing the historic Lackawanna Train Station that the Township of Bloomfield acquired through eminent domain proceedings. This new ruling could potentially save Bloomfield taxpayers millions of dollars and allow the Township to renovate the train ...

Bloomfield Fire Department Ranked Inside the Top 5% in the Nation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Fire Department has once again been awarded a top rating for fire preparedness and response capabilities by the Insurance Service Organization, recognizing the department's status as one of New Jersey's best fire protection units. The class 2 distinction is consistent with the BFD’s previous ratings from the assessment, which is carried out ...

Easter Morning Shootout at Elizabeth Club Results in Murder of Essex County Man

ELIZABETH, NJ - During a press conference in Elizabeth on Wednesday, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office along with multiple other agencies released information on the Easter morning shootout in Elizabeth that resulted in the death of 26-year-old Daniel Louis of Irvington and the attempted murder of police officers.

Authorities said, on Tuesday they had obtained complaint warrants for ...

18th Annual Taste of Essex to Showcase Dozens of Local Restaurants 

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The 18th annual Taste of Essex, hosted by the North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC), aims to be better than ever this year with dozens of restaurants participating, special activities, such as chair massages and a 50-50 drawing, as well as prizes for best savory and sweet dishes at The Manor in West Orange on April 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The evening will ...

Turtle Back Zoo Receives American Humane Awards Certification

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The American Humane (AH) recently became the third national organization to grant certification to the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., the certification exhibits the zoo’s commitment to providing the highest level of animal care.

DiVincenzo said the county has invested a great deal to transform Turtle Back Zoo ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters group set to travel to China

NEWARK - On the eve of his first plane ride, Jhasaad Shiggs is ready to leave his Newark home for no ordinary trip. He's going to cross a continent and an ocean. Destination: China.

"I've never really been out of Newark, and for me to get this chance, it's amazing," said Shiggs, 17, an 11th grader at the Marion P. Thomas Charter High School in Newark. "It's ...

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