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Essex County News

July 1, 2022

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Two residents and several pets were displaced after a house fire on Tiffany Court late Monday night that raged on into the early hours of Tuesday morning. According to Capt. Francis Pumphrey of the Cedar Grove Police Department, at around 10:43 p.m. the Cedar Grove Fire ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- On June 18th, Bloomfield held its second annual Juneteenth celebration in the Town Center, commemorating the day slavery effectively ended in the United States in 1865.  This year’s event was the first to be organized under the Township’s newly formed Juneteenth Holiday Advisory ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Following a maintenance-related closure and a change in management, Oakeside Mansion reopened to the public on June 25th, with Bloomfield residents enjoying a hot summer afternoon on the property’s lawn and gardens, and touring the spruced-up interior.  Food vendors gave out ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The 34th running of the Tom Fleming Sunset Classic benefiting the Bloomfield Educational Foundation returns Thursday night, June 30th. Registration for the races and packet pickup starts at 5:00 PM at Foley Field, with the first event (kids sprints) beginning at 6:30 PM.  Please ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's one-time residence in West Caldwell has been targeted for harassment, according to West Caldwell police. In a statement released by the West Caldwell Police Department Sunday night, authorities have responded to multiple calls at a ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- During Friday's inaugural pride-themed dinner under the stars, the Director of the Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs, Reginald Bedsoe, was in attendance with a written proclamation from Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. The proclamation reads as ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- There have been 33 new bollards installed throughout Essex County to enhance the route markings for the Essex County Lenape Trail, a 34-mile trail that connects 18 parks and 11 municipalities, officials announced. Essex County leaders gathered Monday to cut a ceremonial ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Harriet Tubman, the heroic abolitionist and trailblazer, made Newark an important stop on the Underground Railroad as she led enslaved African-Americans out of the South to freedom. Now, a community park in the state’s largest city has been renamed in recognition of her historic fight ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Thanks to a Livingston mom’s determination to bring awareness to a clause in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 stating that all school districts have a responsibility to include all students in extracurricular activities, Livingston teen Benjamin Tepper recently became the first ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Bloomfield Public Library’s first ever Pride Month Reading Challenge is underway, encouraging residents to pick up a book (or five) focusing on LGBTQ+ culture.  Residents have until June 30th to read books from three of the following categories to be eligible for a gift ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ.-- Following up on last week’s story about three Bloomfield sisters who ran a Lemonade stand on June 4 to raise money for the Bloomfield Animal Shelter, on June 11 the sisters—six-year-old Aubrey, a Kindergartener at Demarest School, Emery (age 3) and Callie (age 13 months) brought ...

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EDISON, NJ--Jean-Guy Lauture, who serves as the Director of Information Technology and Assistant Township Administrator for Bloomfield has won the JAG Municipal Excellence award The Jersey Access Group (JAG) is a professional organization that unites municipalities, access channels, non-profit ...

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Multiple parents expressed concern over racist incidents that occurred in West Orange public elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. Detailing the various issues during the public comments section of the May 23 Board of Education Meeting, they called for a change in the face of ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- An announcement was made today regarding new traffic signal improvements at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Municipal Plaza as well as Bloomfield Avenue and Grove Street in Bloomfield. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. was on hand along with Delvin ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - In a celebration tinged with concern for the future of LGBTQ+ rights, South Orange and Maplewood ushered in Pride Month over the weekend with a swirl of activities — the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic descended that the towns were able to fully recognize the ...

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WEST CALDWELL -- During the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education conference meeting Monday night, concerned parents questioned and challenged the administration and board regarding the safety of their children.  Parents also questioned how the recent acts of antisemitism and offensive ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A pilot was transported to a nearby trauma hospital following a helicopter crash at Essex County Airport on Saturday. According to Fairfield police, at approximately 12:04 p.m., the Police Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a helicopter crash on the property of ...

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WEST ORANGE/MONTCLAIR, NJ - History was made on June 1 at West Orange High School and June 3 in Montclair Center, when the LGBTQIA+ flag was proudly flown for the first time. The Township of Montclair held its first annual LGBTQIA+ Pride Month flag-raising ceremony at the corner of Church Street ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township officials have announced four major changes to voting wards in Montclair, following the Census 2020. The new changes will take effect on June 7, Primary Election and November 8 General Election and beyond. "Due to population changes and other concerns ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield is excited to announce the grand re-opening and open house tour of Oakeside Mansion on Saturday, June 25, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The Township assumed management of the Cultural Asset a year ago and had been diligently working on facility maintenance as ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield held a solemn vigil Thursday night at the Bloomfield Library to honor the memory of the victims of the recent shooting that took place at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.  “Horrific tragedies such as this have an impact far beyond just where ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ - The Glen Ridge Police Department will have an increased police presence at our schools in the wake of the tragic school shooting that occurred in Texas. "The safety and security of our children is paramount to all of our officers, and they will be in and out of every school ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Fire Department promoted three firefighters to the rank of Fire Captain and swore in two new firefighters in a ceremony held Monday evening in the council chambers. Patrick Fazzini, Carl Mercado and Adam Miick are the newest Captains and Matthew Doherty and Joshua ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Livingston-based real estate developer’s search for a restaurant known for both its menu and its overall dining experience to replace the former Olive Garden location at the Shoppes at the Livingston Circle (277 Eisenhower Parkway) is nearly over after Eastman Companies received ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Twenty-one seniors at Montclair High School recently earned a New Jersey Seal of Biliteracy across four languages, school district officials announced. According to a release, this was the Montclair School District's third year participating in the program. A total of seals were ...

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Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced the creation of the Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs and introduced Reginald Bledsoe from Newark as its first Director on Friday, May 13th. The Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs will support the LBGTQ ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Hellah Sidibe, the first African-American to run across the United States, will visit the area next week to tell his historic story and join others with a “fun run.” Last year, Sidibe ran 3,061-miles, from Los Angeles to New York, in only 84 days. That’s about 36 miles per ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A newly established Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs was announced Friday that will be led by Reginald Bledsoe, a Newark resident and former Newark Public Schools Board of Education member. Bledsoe, who was appointed as the office's first director, will help support the ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ – An unapologetic independent in fiercely Democratic Essex County won an easy re-election bid on Tuesday, as Mayor Michael Melham clinched his second, four-year term as mayor during a non-partisan race. Melham took down his challenger, Second Ward Councilman Steve Rovell, who has ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Montclair Rotary Club has helped elementary school students in Montclair and Verona over the past 18 years by donating more than 15,500 student dictionaries to elementary school students in each school district, officials announced. The first groups of students to receive their ...

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