Essex County News

September 11, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A Seton Hall University student died after falling from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday, according to a letter to the school community from the University's Interim President, Mary J. Meehan Tuesday afternoon. The student was identified in a letter to the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Interstate 78 eastbound express lanes and West Runyon Street exit ramp will be closed this weekend for repairs, state Department of Transportation officials said. The closures will start at 11 p.m. Friday and last until 5 a.m. the next day while an NJDOT contractor does priority ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County will no longer hold money in Wells Fargo accounts after clergy from Newark raised concerns about the bank’s aggressive foreclosure practices. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. gave a directive to transfer accounts to other banks in June, and announced ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city’s 144 new police recruits sat with stoic faces today as Mayor Ras Baraka offered up a few words of advice before sending them off to training.  “Trying to reduce crime, while also being scrutinized by the very people you're trying to protect at the same time - it's a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city put its new fire trucks, street sweepers and garbage trucks on display smack dab in the middle of Broad Street today to announce the shiny, new fleet.  The city hasn’t bought new fire trucks in about a decade, so the three new custom-made aerial ladder trucks that can ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Students from comprehensive Newark public high schools earned college degrees at a much lower rate than charter, parochial, vocational and public magnet schools, a new study finds. About 16 percent of comprehensive school graduates from 2011 went on to earn a bachelor's degree ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Six years ago Prudential Insurance Company of America received approval for a three-phase redevelopment plan that would transform the city with two new office towers along Broad Street. In 2015, one of those buildings, a 20-story tower, was completed and opened to great fanfare in ...

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NEWARK, NJ - James Gist started building homes on the side while managing musical acts like Naughty by Nature, a Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group from East Orange. Today, redevelopment is his main gig, and his work extends beyond the four corners of the homes he builds in the city’s West Ward.

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NEWARK, NJ — The death of Essex County Undersheriff Kevin Ryan on June 20 was a "devastating loss" for the department and for the county’s sheriff, Armando Fontoura. “He was like a son to me. He was always the first one on the scene. He was always there to help. It’s just devastating. There is ...

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NEWARK, NJ - For Naomi Salazar, a second-grader at South 17th Street Elementary School in Newark, reading isn't just fundamental, it's a foundation of hope.  "I feel sad that they don't have any books to read, and I want to share my books so they can read them," 8-year-old Naomi said. She and ...

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Former Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake was sworn in Monday to fill the seat vacated by Sheila Oliver, who became the first black woman to assume statewide office in Garden State history when she became lieutenant governor earlier this month. Timerlake, an East Orange resident, will ...

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The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo finished 2017 with an all-time record attendance of 907,522, marking the first time that attendance has eclipsed the 900,000 mark. It was also the 13th-consecutive year that a new annual attendance record was established. Essex County Executive Joseph N.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Fleming-Kendrick family of Newark recently became the 795,559th visitors of the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this year, establishing a new annual attendance record for the 13th-consecutive year and breaking the annual attendance record set last year. Melva Fleming and ...

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