Essex County News

August 13, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County officials have announced that they are pushing for Governor Murphy to enact a salary cap for police and firefighters. This initiative is touted as a means to control the rise in property taxes. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. sent a letter on Monday to ...

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Newark, NJ - Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials said. Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic event was held at ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston-area residents are mourning the loss of Isabella Brodsky, 17, and Matthew Poole, 18, two rising Livingston High School seniors who unexpectedly died on Tuesday night after swimming in Ramapo Lake in Oakland with their friends. “On behalf of the town council, the town ...

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NJ Department of Transportation has announced they will be closing the Route 46 eastbound Clove Road exit/entrance ramp, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.,Tuesday, July 24 through Thursday, July 26. During this closure you will not be able to exit Route 46 eastbound onto Clove Road or access Route 46 eastbound ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside is set to break ground on the new Medical Center Medical Office Building on July 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.  Located at Mountainside Medical Center, Former School of Nursing location at 1 Bay Avenue Montclair. According to a release, ...

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Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to attend the 2018 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series. The free Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The weather held up to inspire hundreds of Essex County families to participate in the 13 annual Essex County Earth Day Celebration at the Essex County Environmental Center last weekend in Roseland, where residents had the opportunity to participate in hands-on educational games and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - African penguins have officially joined the giraffes, lions and hyenas in the African Adventure at the Turtle Back Zoo, bringing all of the zoo’s animals from the largest continent into the same area. Local dignitaries joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. in ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A 19 year old Bloomfield High School student is in police custody after an anonymous tip to the department reported a student brandishing what appeared to be a Glock handgun. The handgun turned out to be a BB gun that had the appearance of the Glock.  Upon receiving the tip, a ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - During the month of May, the Bloomfield Police Department will be cracking down on drivers who do not stop for pedestrians using the crosswalks. The ‘Cops in Crosswalks’ operation, which will be taking place at dozens of locations throughout the township, will have undercover ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - It was a true testament to "governments working together" as representatives from Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, North Caldwell Mayor Joseph Alessi, members of the township council and government officials from Essex County municipalities joined Essex County ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - This morning's downpours sent torrents of water into the Third River causing it to over flow its banks. Passaic Avenue at Brookside was closed by the Nutley Police Department shortly after TAPinto Nutley arrived to capture these images of the flooding.  Runoff inundated Memorial ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Township of Bloomfield requests proposals and qualifications from artists for both the restoration of an existing “Stay Strong” mural and the design and implementation of a new public art mural on the opposite side of the train trestle, both located between 236 – 256 Broad ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield firefighters visited the Bloomfield Animal Shelter Thursday as a part of a project to find dogs and cats their forever homes.  Foley, a one-year old pitbull mix jumped at the chance to sit on the bumper of a firetruck to get some great ear scratches.  Blackie, a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. hosted a ceremony on Wednesday attended by elected officials, community leaders and local students. "Dr. King was one of our nation's greatest ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- An appellate court panel of three judges has overturned a previous decision from 2016 on the value of a property containing the historic Lackawanna Train Station that the Township of Bloomfield acquired through eminent domain proceedings. This new ruling could potentially save ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The American Humane (AH) recently became the third national organization to grant certification to the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., the certification exhibits the zoo’s commitment to providing the highest level of animal ...

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NEWARK - On the eve of his first plane ride, Jhasaad Shiggs is ready to leave his Newark home for no ordinary trip. He's going to cross a continent and an ocean. Destination: China. "I've never really been out of Newark, and for me to get this chance, it's amazing," said Shiggs, 17, an 11th ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Fire Chief Joseph McCarthy of the Bloomfield Fire Department is retiring as of April after 39 years as a member of Bloomfield's Bravest. He joined the Bloomfield Fire Department in March of 1979 and has served the ranks of Captain (since 1984), Deputy Chief (since 1989), and ...

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MILLBURN, N.J. — Anonymous letters sent shock waves through the Glenwood Elementary School community with serious accusations. Postmarked out of St. Paul, Minnesota, the typewritten letters warn parents that their children are potential victims of sexual assault from "a group of adults" at the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - As Amazon continues to search for the home of its second corporate headquarters, the City of Newark is pleased to be in the esteemed company of 20 worthy locations nationwide. The City is reaching out, on an individual basis, to see how its businesses and residents feel about the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police announced that the investigation into a "concerning" comment made by a Memorial Middle School via social media in late February has concluded and no charges have been filed. According to police, the comment, which was reportedly made on Instagram Live, could ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Even a week’s delay caused by a massive snowstorm couldn’t dampen the spirits of the large crowd of spectators who cheered on the marchers and bands who participated in West Orange’s 67th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday. Wending their way up Main Street were more than ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair and surrounding-area students are planning to participate in a movement called 'March for Our Lives' taking place on Saturday, March 24. Part of a nationwide movement to pass common-sense gun legislation in America, the students plan on gathering in several places across ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to make their voices heard and prove that “age is no obstacle to activism,” hundreds of Livingston High School (LHS) students participated in the student-led National School Walkout on Wednesday morning. For 17 minutes, the students gathered on the blacktop near the turf ...

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BLOOMFIELD/NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley High School students joined thousands of other students across the state and around the country by walking out of classes as a part of the National School Walk Out.  Students walked out of the back of the school, across Vincent Place, into Yantacaw Park where they ...

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VERONA, NJ - Verona High School sent an email to parents Wednesday about a suspected case of bed bugs in the school. According to the letter, the maintenance staff will begin disinfecting all classrooms Wednesday afternoon.  The letter also provided parents with information on the symptoms of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Washington Elementary School first-grade teacher Patricia Villarosa, 64, of West Orange, died on Friday at University Hospital after being struck by a car on Pleasant Valley Way on Feb. 26. Villarosa was on her way to the West Orange Board of Education meeting at the time and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A total of 23 total restaurants from throughout West Orange are still scheduled to participate in the Downtown West Orange Alliance’s (DWOA) second annual Restaurant Week, which kicks off on Sunday and will wrap up on March 17. Residents and visitors are encouraged to sample ...

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PSE&G storm update: March 8   ·         PSE&G is reporting 300,000 customers without power due to the heavy, wet snow that resulted in numerous downed trees and power lines across the service territory. Hardest hit counties include: Burlington, Essex, Middlesex, Somerset, Mercer and ...

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