Decapitated Chickens Found Near Entrance of Nutley Museum

December 9, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - Two decapitated chickens were found in a bag on the lawn of the Nutley Museum Thursday afternoon. The discovery was made by Mike Slomkowski, Hospitality Coordinator for the Nutley Historical Society.

Slomkowski arrived at the museum at approximately 12:30 p.m. to prepare the museum for an event Thursday evening. At first thought he didn't think much of the bag ...

Newark Man Pleads Guilty to Beating, Sexually Assaulting Rutgers Student

NEW  BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Newark man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and severely beating a female Rutgers student and will spend up to 22 years behind bars, authorities announced on December 5.

At 3:30 a.m. on May 4, 2016, 39-year-old Newark resident Michael P. Knight followed the woman and attacked her near College Avenue and Seminary Place on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus, ...


The community is invited to join Temple Ner Tamid on Saturday, December 16 at 5pm
to celebrate Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights , with a special candle-lighting plus happy songs, original stories and fun for the whole family on Saturday, December 16th at 5pm. 

Bring your own family menorah for the communal lighting and join in the festivities with friends and family.  (Of ...

Essex County's “Night of Conversation” to Shine Spotlight on Drug Addiction, Tues. Dec. 5

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Essex County “Night of Conversation” with take place at Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Road, on Tuesday, December 5th, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and local advocates are teaming up to discuss the growing opiate crisis. Speakers will include Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-Maplewood) and Bloomfield resident and advocate ...

Suspicious Incident Involving Pizza Delivery in Nutley Determined to be a Juvenile Prank

NUTLEY, NJ - A Nutley Police Department investigation has determined that the suspicious incident involving pizza deliveries was nothing more than a juvenile prank. The Juvenile Aid Bureau of the Nutley Police Department is in the process of meeting with the youths involved as well as with their parents. 

Residents on Beech Street and Prospect Street reported that that an ...

Forum on Criminal Justice Reform, Nov. 30

Newark – The public is invited to attend a forum on Thursday Nov. 30, 2017 to discuss the New Jersey Bail Reform/Speedy Trial law that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2017.

The event will be held at the Leroy Smith Public Safety Building, located at 60 Nelson Place, 14 th Floor in Newark. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and will end at 8:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

On January 1, ...

Update: Missing South Orange Woman Jean Hinds Found in New York

From South Orange police at 9:25 p.m.: 

UPDATE: South Orange Police would like to thank the public and all agencies involved. Ms. Hinds has been located in NY.

Update from South Orange Village President Sheena Collum on Facebook at 9:30 p.m.:

Neighbors - I’m so overwhelmed with happiness right now. Police Chief Kyle Kroll just informed me that South Orange resident Jean ...

American Bald Eagle Making Comeback, Bird Expert Says

CEDAR GROVE/LITTLE FALLS, NJ - An American bald eagle was spotted at the Cedar Grove Reservoir this past month.

Adopted as the national bird symbol of the United States of America in 1782, the American bald eagle, also known as Haliaeetus Leucocephalus, was chosen for its majestic beauty, great strength, long life, and because it's native to North America. 

Local councilman ...

Nutley Police Investigate Suspicious Incident Involving Pizza Deliveries

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department is investigating two incidents involving what appeared to be pizza deliveries to homes that did not order pizza.

Residents on Beech Street and Prospect Street reported that that an individual rang their door bell holding what appeared to be an empty pizza box. In both situations, the residents did not open the door as they did not order pizza. One ...

The Local Yarn Store Opens in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - SOMA knitters: there's a new yarn store in town. The Local Yarn Store held its grand opening and ribbon cutting with members of the community and South Orange Village Trustees Walter Clarke and Karen Hilton there to welcome the new store to South Orange Village.

The store's owner, Irina Lester, is a South Orange resident, and not surprisingly, an avid ...

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