Essex County News

October 18, 2018

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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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka came out in support of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker after President Donald Trump said the former mayor “ran Newark, New Jersey into the ground.” Booker, a Democrat, was Newark's mayor from 2006 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that has ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services will be unveiling the township’s first urban parklet Saturday, Oct. 6, at Harvest Fest, as part of an innovative and dynamic approach to creating more outdoor public spaces downtown. The portable interactive parklet will be ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College was not one of the colleges selected by Gov. Phil Murphy's administration to receive a subsidy that would help pay unmet tuition for eligible students. All 19 community colleges in the state applied to participate in the Community College Innovation ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Hundreds of local residents - from children to senior citizens - gathered together as one on Sunday, September 30 as Oakeside Cultural Center hosted their Third Annual Pediatric Cancer Awareness “Go Gold” Walk. All net profits from the event, highlighted by a three-mile morning ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn on Friday, Sept. 28, making the ticket's owner the winner of the Jersey Cash 5 $166,600 Jackpot, according to a press release from NJ Lottery. The winning ticket was sold at the Quick Chek location at 1545 Springfield Ave. in ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--On Friday September 28 at 7 p.m. James Joanow officially kicked off the Halloween Season with the Grand opening of the 2018 James’s Halloween Display. Now in its 11th year, the Halloween Display incorporates lights, fog machines, inflatable ghosts and ghouls, mannequin, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Officers from the Nutley Police Department filed drug possession charges on Thursday against a 29 year old man after responding to a call about a suspicious person wearing a clown mask on Baltimore St.  Nutley police conducted a field interview with Lamelle Robinson of North Bergen, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - About a dozen protesters yesterday demanded Newark City Council pass a resolution to oppose Essex County’s agreement with the federal government to jail immigrants within the city’s borders. City council says protesters should take their fight to the freeholders since the county has ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Cyclists will take a tour through Branch Brook and Weequahic parks, the Ironbound community and the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart this Sunday.  Brick City Bike Collective, a cyclists advocacy group, will host the 16-mile ride, including a shorter loop through the Ironbound ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a house fire at 10 Nelson Pl. in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, with Maplewood firefighters responding to a report of smoke at the home at about 3:20 a.m., according to a statement from Maplewood Fire Department Chief Michael R. Dingelstedt. The first arriving ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A Seton Hall University student sustained serious injuries after falling from the campus' parking deck. The incident happened before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a tweet from the University's Twitter account. The student was taken to University Hospital in ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Newark International Film Festival kicked of its 3-day festival on Thursday evening with an opening reception and film screening. The Hahne and Co. building opened its grand lobby to hundreds of attendees for the annual NIFF and an array of celebrity ambassadors. Guests dined, ...

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WEST ORANGE — West Orange Police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing West Orange resident. Andre Dasilva was last seen on Sept. 1, at 4:24 p.m. on McWhorter and Ferry Streets in Newark. Dasilva, 57, was reported missing on Sept. 2. Dasilva is described as 5-foot, 11-inches tall ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – “Essex County Remembers,” a solemn ceremony recognizing the lives lost in the 9/11 tragedies in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, will once again be held at the Essex County Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial to mark the 17th anniversary of these events. Essex ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Security footage led to a burglary arrest in Cedar Grove on Tuesday. According to police reports, Cedar Grove police responded to DonRic Selt Storage at 405 Little Falls Rd. on Saturday to investigate a burglary that had occurred overnight.  Security camera footage showed a man ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - While New Jersey lurches toward legalizing recreational marijuana, one Newark lawmaker is leading the conversation against it.  State Sen. Ron Rice (D-Essex), who on Monday hosted a town hall in Hillside, believes the current legalization bill would lead to more foreclosures in ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- On every third Wednesday night of the month, you will find Donna Vaicels, better known by her stage moniker Donna Vee, hosting her comedy show, “Donna Vee & Friends,” at Brookdale Tavern + Kitchen. The next one will take place on September 19th. Vaicels jokes about her ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a Friday deadline to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students. Such a lawsuit drives directly ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department is investigating an incident in which a stolen backhoe was abandoned after striking several parked cars in neighboring Belleville.  According to the Nutley Police Department, the situation began last Tuesday, Aug. 21, when patrol officers were flagged ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Columbia High School athletic director Larry Busichio has been suspended indefinitely along with four other staffers for as yet undisclosed reasons, according to district officials. The suspensions were approved at the last school board meeting on Monday as part ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Superior Court judge upheld an arbitrator’s findings in a six-year contract dispute between the former state-operated Newark Public Schools administration and the city’s teachers union. The Newark Teachers Union filed grievances against the district a year after reaching a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A developer is seeking to build four residential towers - one that has a pool on the roof - in various parts of the West Ward that are dotted with dilapidated two and three-family homes. MORE: Those Boarded-Up Homes in the West Ward? Newark Has a Plan for Them. New West 1, based ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.   The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Studio Players suffered significant damage to their facility during the flood last week that left parts of Montclair under water.    As a result, they are now asking for community groups to assist them in the cleanup effort. They have issued the following statement: As you ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark received a $5.6 million settlement from East Orange, resolving a seven-year legal battle over wastewater that runs through pipes of the state’s largest municipality. The wastewater produced by East Orange residents has a natural, gravitational flow into Newark's Wastewater ...

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