Essex County News

January 18, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy pledged to work with federal lawmakers to solve Newark’s lead issue as Mayor Ras Baraka demanded President Donald Trump fix the nation’s failing water infrastructure instead of funding a border wall. Murphy's promise came yesterday in his State of the State address.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - All Montclair Public Schools and Offices will have a two-hour delayed opening on Friday, January. 18, due to the weather-related road conditions, school district officials announced.  As a result, bus route pick-up times will be delayed by two hours.  For instance, if your normal ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Tuesday, Jan. 22, due to extreme cold weather and cold in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday. When a Code Blue is declared, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an apparent suicide that occurred in the Bloomfield Police Department overnight. The preliminary investigation indicates that retired Newark Police Lt. Patrick Montella shot himself in the Bloomfield Headquarters while in ...

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NEWARK, NJ - One of the Wilmington 10 who fought to desegregate schools in North Carolina will be the keynote speaker tomorrow at Essex County College’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial.   Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr., who was falsely accused and convicted in connection with a 1970s ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II, and Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel A. DeMaio reported that the Bloomfield Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating Friday's' fatal pedestrian incident. The joint statement was issued ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A budget of $761.6 million has been presented in Essex County in an effort to stabilize the county’s financial plan and address the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions. According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., who presented the proposed ...

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The City of Brotherly Love and WhoDay Nation face off in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sunday at 4:40 p.m. Bloomfield class of '92's Kevin Burkhardt will be calling the game for FoxSports. TAPinto caught up with Burkhardt in early December to find out what happened after he graduated, that story ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- For almost seven years, the Township of Bloomfield has been in litigation over the .62 acre plot of land abutting the NJ Transit Station along Lackawanna Place. The former owner has repeatedly demanded more money that experts and judicial bodies have assessed its value to be. For ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to revitalize the forest ecology in Essex County’s forest areas, the county’s Deer Management Program will begin on Jan. 15 and continue through March. This year, the program has been modified so that culling will occur on Tuesdays in South Mountain Reservation and ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The pedestrian struck at the intersection of Broad Street and James St. in Bloomfield was pronounced dead at the hospital.   At about 8:45 a.m. Friday morning, a pedestrian was struck by a full size pick-up truck. The pedestrian was a 58 year old Bloomfield resident. The ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ – Millburn Police determined the 76-year-old woman, whose body was discovered last night near the Short Hills train station, was the victim of a hit and run. As reported earlier today, the body of a woman was found near the intersection of Woodland and Chatham Road last ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutors Office confirmed to TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills earlier today that a body of a 76-year-old woman was found near the intersection of Woodland and Chatham Road in Short Hills. She was pronounced dead at the scene. At this time investigators are ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After hearing through NJ 101.5 evening radio host Steve Trevelise that his “oldest and dearest friend” Robbo Pisani, a fire captain with the North Hudson Fire Department, was struggling with kidney failure, West Orange resident Melissa Kohlman was so moved that she volunteered her ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- A Belleville woman and a Kearny man have been charged with theft of property for stealing a package from a Newark Avenue porch on Saturday, December 29. The Bloomfield Police Department cites cooperation from neighbors and the Belleville Police Department with quickly solving the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - In an early afternoon ceremony on Jan. 2, 2019 at the Donald M. Payne School of Technology, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and County Surrogate Alturrick Kenney were sworn in to begin their terms. Joining the three on stage were several ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka recently made a holiday trip to Ghana, where he says he met with local officials and conducted other business, but the mayor did one other important activity. The mayor participated in a Ghanaian "union of families" ceremony, which means people in that country now ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Registration for Essex County College’s Saturday Youth Program - classes that include algebra, chess and reading comprehension - will open on Jan. 12. The overall program begins Jan. 19 for 10 sessions of classes at the college’s main Newark campus. In-person registration will take ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – TAPinto Bloomfield was named the Electronic News Source the Bloomfield Board of Education in a resolution unanimously passed at the Jan. 2 BOE meeting.  TAPinto Bloomfield has become the place to go for original news and information in the township. TAPinto Bloomfield is just ...

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Essex County, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of Januaryu that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N.

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department is asking the for public's assistance to help locate a missing 25 year-old township resident. 25 y/o Matthew Colom was reported missing this week by his mother who last reported hearing from him on by phone on December 14. Colom drives a Black ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (fifth from left) announced the Centre Street Bridge in Nutley was reopened to motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Monday, December 24th. Cutting a ceremonial ribbon with the County Executive are (from left) Essex County Assistant ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -  An officer-involved shooting that took place on Saturday morning in the vicinity of Court and 3rd Streets in Elizabeth is under investigation says, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II. According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ECPO), at approximately ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  The woman who was appointed by Gov. Phil Murphy to oversee University Hospital will be the new acting president of the embattled agency after its former leader resigned. University Hospital’s Board of Directors Thursday passed a resolution appointing Judith Persichilli to the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 50-year-old United States postal mail carrier sustained several lacerations to the face on Monday afternoon after a 41-year-old West Orange woman stabbed him in the face while he was delivering mail, according to West Orange police. Medgyne Anglade, 41, faces charges of ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The president of University Hospital announced he will be stepping down as the hospital’s leadership faces intense scrutiny from state and local officials after three babies with a bacterial infection died after receiving care there.   John Kastanis will officially leave his post as ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark Mayor Ras Baraka stood at a lectern today that was adorned with a sign that had one, simple message: “NO GENTRIFICATION.” In the hopes of meeting that end, the city has created a new Equitable Growth Advisory Commission. It will draw up to 15 members from the community, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A municipal court judge in Newark faces ethics charges over allegedly incarcerating a woman who he said was "disrespectful" during a court appearance that involved a landlord-tenant dispute. The Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct last month filed the complaint against Newark ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Officers of the Bloomfield Police Department responded to Spring St. after reports of shots fired in the area. The incident happened in the 8 o'clock hour Thursday night. Police blocked Spring St. from the intersection of Spring and Division St. south. Spring St. runs from St.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — As part of #GivingTuesday, West Orange resident Perry Bashkoff is encouraging the community to help him surpass his personal fundraising record for the annual Movember movement, where men around the world grow mustaches to help raise funds to battle various men’s ...

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