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Murphy on George Floyd Killing: 'We Need a Deeper Well of Accountability and Responsibility'

May 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

"George Floyd should be alive today – not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human ...

Two Charged with Abusing a 3 Year Old Girl

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and East Orange Public Safety Director Dominick Saldida announced today that Tevin Molentiel, 28, and Tamika Dorsey, 36, both of East Orange, have been charged with multiple child abuse offenses following an investigation by the Special Victims Unit of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

The victim, a ...

South Orange Police Department Holds Moment of Silence for Police Week

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Although full Police Week ceremonies are among the numerous events canceled by coronavirus quarantine, the South Orange Police Department participated in a moment of silence today for New Jersey police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty and were added to the Police Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. 

“During Police Week, it’s ...

CAIR-NJ Welcomes Charges for Nutley Man Who Allegedly Rammed Vehicle of Muslim Woman, Shouted ‘You’re a Terrorist’

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) welcomed charges brought by Essex County prosecutors against a Nutley man who allegedly rammed his SUV into the occupied vehicle of a Muslim woman and her son. 

According to the Nutley Police Department, the incident began with the Carvel Ice Cream shop on Franklin Ave on April ...

Heroes Salute Heroes: First Responders Give Thanks to Mountainside Medical Center Staff

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 Glen Ridge Police Department, led a procession of more than 50 police, fire and ...

Little Falls Fire Department Former Chief Ronnie Cordero Loses Battle With COVID-19

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - As the Little Falls Fire Department is working to heal from the loss of LFFD President Michel Burke, their tight-knit family was again shaken with the word that former Assistant Fire Chief Ronnie Cordero passed away from COVID-19 coronavirus. 

Cordero had worked with the LFFD for over 40 years, 12 of those years as assistant department chief. He also ...

Sparta Police: DWI Charges After Montclair Man Ran Over a Fire Hydrant

SPARTA, NJ- A Montclair man is facing drunk driving charges after running over a fire hydrant. On April 14 around 8:45 p.m. Officer Erick Finley went to the scene of a one car accident on Lafayette Road, finding Michael Elchin II, 38, in a black Chevrolet pick up, police said.

Elchin had scrapes on his arms from the airbag but refused medical treatment, police said.

Elchin told Finley he ...

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NJ FMBA and PBA Decry the Pay Freeze Asked of South Orange First Responders in the 2020 Municipal Budget

May 28, 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The state associations representing South Orange police officers and fire fighters have issued a joint statement today denouncing the intention of the South Orange Board of Trustees — and Village President Sheena Collum in specific — to freeze their pay for the next two budget years.

“The Village President of South Orange, Sheena C. Collum has again ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

May 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...

OPINION: A Pandemic Doesn’t Stop the Dedication to Newark

May 20, 2020

When I was a child, growing up on Quitman Street in Newark meant any adult could tell any child to straighten up and fly right, should they observe that child in need of such advice. The neighborhood was like an extended family, and people were thankful to have extra sets of eyes and ears to look out for one another as their days got busier and the world around them became more ...

Montclair Police Blotter: Packages Stolen, Parked Vehicles Entered, and More

May 30, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was issued by the Montclair Police Department for the dates of May 19, 2020 – May 26, 2020:

 

Theft from Motor Vehicle

May 20, 2020 (Park Street): The complainant reported that his vehicle was entered and rummaged through.  The vehicle was reportedly left unlocked.  The suspect removed an unknown amount of ...

Gill: Rape Is Not a Penalty for Any Crime, The Department of Corrections Must Be Held Accountable

May 30, 2020

In February of 2018, the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee heard testimony concerning allegations of rape and sexual abuse at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women. The Department of Corrections declined to appear at the hearing. Women from Edna Mahan testified they were subjected to rapes and sexual assaults by guards. Expert testimony was produced regarding the failure of the ...