Essex County News

December 14, 2018

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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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Black Friday - check.  Cyber Monday - check.  And now, Giving Tuesday is upon us. November 27th, is #GivingTuesday, a perfect day to support local nonprofits. There are a number of local nonprofits that rely on the financial support of the community.  No matter what charity or ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Why were the roads so bad Thursday night when an autumn storm dropped anywhere from two to four inches of snow in Newark? The city was helping the state clear highways, a city spokesman said. “The crux of the problem was that virtually all of the entry and exit points to Newark - ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The entire Bloomfield Police and Fire Departments, and emergency medical services are now equipped with state of the art radios and a system interface that can hold up in the event of an unexpected radio blackout. These system upgrades, to what is known as a 7/800 mhz digital ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After being stranded on school buses for nearly five hours in a powerful snowstorm, students are reportedly being moved to safe locations, the West Orange mayor wrote in a Facebook post around 9 p.m. Thursday. “The township is currently moving all children off stranded school ...

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VERONA, NJ - A Verona man was arrested Tuesday after being observed allegedly masturbating in his car on Oct. 1.   According to police reports, two juveniles were walking home from school in the area of 510 Bloomfield Ave. when they saw Conor McGee, 35, masturbating in his parked car.  The two ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - With recent attention on possible unsanitary conditions at the bathrooms at local South Orange and Maplewood schools, there is one school where the bathrooms have received notice for how good they look: the girls bathroom at Jefferson Elementary School. As the school year began, ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product. Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ – Hundreds of middle school students and their parents flocked to the student fair hosted by the Essex County School of Technology’s West Caldwell Campus on Saturday afternoon.  Visitors got to interact with administrators, faculty and current students, and participate in live ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Congresswoman-Elect Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran, made her first public appearance since winning the election in New Jersey’s 11th District at the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance on Wednesday at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark. During the ceremony, ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the same time that hundreds of other "Nobody is Above the Law" rallies were taking place across the country, more than 100 people came together in solidarity at the gazebo in South Orange in protest of Donald Trump's firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and removal of Rod ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Richard Rockwell has officially been elected Councilman-At-Large as the polls came to a close on Election Day 2018.  Rockwell was originally appointed as a Council member at-Large in January after former Councilman Carlos Pomares was elected as a member of the Essex County Board of ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark residents chose to have an elected school board rather than members appointed by the mayor, according to unofficial election results at this time.   Newark Public Schools regained local control this year after the state ran the district for about 22 years. The transition plan ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka Monday said Newark has benefited from being in the running for Amazon’s second headquarters -- even if the corporate giant picks a different location. “It's not over 'til the fat lady sings,” Baraka said today at an unrelated press conference for the opening of a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Researchers at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine will now be able to explore treatments in cancers, autoimmune diseases and oral health issues in new labs that were today unveiled.  The labs were built with a $16 million grant from the New Jersey Higher Education Bond Fund and took ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – There seems to be an alarming link between technology and teen self-harm.  Recent studies indicate that suicide rates among teenagers have risen to coincide with their ownership of smartphones and use of social media.   The Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee and ...

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Newark, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. (center) hosted the 2018 Essex County Italian-American Heritage Month celebration on Friday, October 19th in the lobby of the Essex County Hall of Records. During the cultural event, DiVincenzo recognized Cedar Grove resident Deborah ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Last Thursday, the Township of Bloomfield and Brookdale Elementary School received a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Gold Recognition Award from EZ Ride for its efforts in providing children with safer, more accessible walking and bicycle routes to school. The SRTS initiative is ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns in 2018. The 'spectacular' returns for weekends in November, then takes place every night in December.  Save the dates: Holiday Lights Spectacular Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 16- 18, November 23-25, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosector's Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the home invasion and sexual assault of a woman on Tuesday in Maplewood, according to a press release on Wednesday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to go green, the Township of Bloomfield is investing in smart-technology compacting waste bins that have been set up at five locations throughout town. These compacting waste, or compost bins, have built in compactors that utilize solar power, and are locked so no ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A $4 million federal grant will allow Rutgers’ University Behavioral Health Care’s (UBHC) outpatient program in Newark to offer more services to those with mental illness or substance abuse disorders. The grant was received from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark police officers are in the midst of conducting a pedestrian safety initiative that uses a decoy to educate - and issue summonses - to people during a month-long Street Smart NJ campaign. The campaign is for all of Essex County and coordinated by the North Jersey ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services unveiled the township’s first urban parklet on Saturday afternoon, October 6, during the 26th Annual Harvest Fest.  It’s part of an initiative to create more outdoor public spaces downtown. Harvest Fest ran along Broad Street, ...

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