Essex County News

May 22, 2020

Montclair, NJ – At Tuesday’s Montclair Council meeting a freeze on rent increases was adopted from May 1 to August 1, which is unenforceable and unconstitutional because it is retroactive, despite that The Montclair Property Owners Association pledged to not raise rents during the Pandemic 50 days ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Emergency food distribution will begin on May 14 for Essex County residents, Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders announced. The food distribution events for Essex County residents every Thursday for the next two months. The County ...

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Glen Ridge, NJ - The Glen Ridge Police Department has announced the passing of beloved Officer Charles “Rob” Roberts. He succumbed to complications of COVID-19, police officials announced. According to a release by the township, Officer Roberts, badge #69 is the first line of duty death within ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - When news broke of the coronavirus spreading in New Jersey, staff at the Montclair Manor began living at the facility to ensure that the residents did not contract the virus from the workers. Now, more than a month later, the facility continues to have no cases of COVID-19, but they ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - In a grand display of gratitude, police, fire departments and EMTs from across Essex County recognized the staff of Hackensack Meridian Health - Mountainside Medical Center for their hard work and bravery. On Friday, the Montclair Police and Fire Departments, in conjunction with the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Brandon Hoagland and his wife Caidie Wong, owners of Cedar Grove’s DelMonico Steak & Beyond, knew they had the power to do some good during this unprecedented time.  “As restaurant owners, we are given an opportunity to be involved in the community on a daily basis,” ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Montclair State University officials announced that the 2020 commencement has been postponed. Officials cited public safety and Governor Murphy's Executive orders are reasons for the postponement. MSU President Susan Cole wrote, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Montclair Township has declared a state of emergency, officials announced on Sunday.  Officials stated that the declaration was in effort to issue and enforce such orders to protect the health, safety, and resources of the residents of the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Effective Saturday, March 14, 2020, the Montclair Public Library will be closed to the public, Library officials announced Friday. They informed the public that the decision to close arose out of concerns for the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Library Director Peter D.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Fourth Ward Councilor Renee Baskerville has announced her intent to run for Mayor of Montclair. By profession, Baskerville is a pediatric and school physician. According to her bio, she is a fourth generation Montclair resident and has served the residents of Montclair for more ...

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UPDATE: After publication, Schwartz clarified that he may run for a Third Ward or "townwide" council seat, not mayor. MONTCLAIR, NJ - Third Ward Councilor Sean Spiller and Fourth Ward Councilor Renee Baskerville have all announced their decision to vie for the Montclair Mayoral seat. Planning ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A black SUV pulled up to a 26-year-old woman and the driver offered her money in exchnage for sex, a police report alleges. On September 12, the woman reported to Montclair Police that she was walking on the Fairway when a black SUV pulled up to her, with the driver mumbling ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ - A local business was recenty awarded $15,000 during a pitch contest. On August 1st, at Liberty Prime Steakhouse in Jersey City, Rising Tide Capital (RTC) hosted the finale of “RISE: The Challenge” (formerly known as The Start Something Challenge), an annual business pitch ...

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Essex County, NJ – The line-up for the 2019 Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series has been announced by Essex County officials.  According to a release, upcoming events feature La Fuerza Positiva, Jersey Sound and The Infernos.   “Our Free Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of ...

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LEWISBURG, PA -- Bucknell University has released the dean's list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2018-19 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean's list recognition. Harry Colville, class ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - NJ Transit officials have confirmed that a 15-year-old male teen was taken to the hospital after being hit by a train Wednesday morning. The teen was struck at the Jerome Place crossing around 12:30 a.m., officials confirm, and was transported to St. Joseph's Medical Center in ...

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