Essex County News

April 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – During its Wednesday, April 11, 2018, meeting at the Hall of Records, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders in a unanimous vote approved a Resolution consenting to the reduction of the speed limit for the entire length of Grove Street in Montclair. This Resolution coincides ...

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Newark's popular Urban Enterprise Zone, which expired under Gov. Chris Christie's administration, is close to making a comeback. Legislation co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin that would extend Urban Enterprise Zones for 10 years—including reviving the one in Newark—received final ...

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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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A baseball field and tennis and basketball courts in Essex County Riverbank Park will receive a facelift as part of a more than $2 million renovation of the park in the city's Ironbound neighborhood. "The Ironbound in Newark is one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the state with ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Maplewood—South Orange Book Festival returns for a second year on Friday, June 8,and Saturday, June 9, with an impressive line-up of authors, which includes best-seller Anna Quindlen and children's author, Rosemary Wells. Events will be held at The Woodland ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair barbers Mahir Abdul-Hakim of Mahir’s Unisex Barbershop, located at 320 Orange Rd, and Marc Williams of Young’s World of Beauty, located at 307 Orange Rd # A, are offering a free haircut for children ages 12 and under for free. However, there is a catch. The free cut is in ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Teachers in Millburn are protesting their lack of a contract early Thursday morning outside Millburn High School. 

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Fire Department has once again been awarded a top rating for fire preparedness and response capabilities by the Insurance Service Organization, recognizing the department's status as one of New Jersey's best fire protection units. The class 2 distinction is ...

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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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MONTCLAIR, NJ - In event of a gas emergency, Montclair officials should be well-prepared. PSE&G and Montclair first responders conducted a collaborated gas emergency response exercise on Gates Avenue on Monday morning.   PSE&G staff, including PSE&G Senior Director of gas field ...

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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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UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ — Hundreds of people of all ages attended the March for Our Lives in Upper Montclair on Saturday evening. This was part of the coordinated effort across the state of New Jersey and the nation. Student activists of all ages took to the podium at St. James Episcopal Church to ...

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Montclair, NJ – The HOMECorp Board of Trustees is excited to announce that they have hired Melody Federico of Wayne as their next Executive Director starting April 2, 2018. Federico was most recently the Chief Real Estate Officer at NewBridge Services in Pequannock, where she led the social ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Local police departments are actively investigating burglaries and thefts involving United States Post Office mailboxes in Fairfield, Caldwell, West Caldwell, Livingston, Pine Brook and Orange. According to the Fairfield Police Department, the Fairfield incident occurred sometime ...

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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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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A man has died from a house fire on Warwick Avenue in South Orange on Sunday afternoon, stated Thomas Fennelly, Essex County Chief Assistant Prosecutor. The fire, which began about 2 p.m. was contained by about 5 p.m., and required mutual aid from fire departments in ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — When a bus driver employed by the Hunterdon County Educational Service Commission, which performs certain bus runs for the West Orange School District, failed to perform the mandatory inspection of his bus after dropping students off at Redwood Elementary School and returning to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - All across the country, there were 17-minute protests, where students exited their classes at 10 a.m. in honor of the children recently shot in a Florida School. This was also in an effort to bring awareness about gun violence, and perhaps put some pressure on Congress to approve ...

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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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High school students all across Newark walked out of their schools and into the streets as part of a national protest against gun violence, calling on politicians, parents, and the general population to push for real change in the wake of the Parkland shootings. "Thoughts and prayers and not ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Bloomfield 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.  The student walk out at Bloomfield High School began at 9:45 a.m. Broad Street was blocked with ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield High School students joined their fellow students around the country today by walking out of classes on the one month anniversary of the shooting in Parkland Florida.  At 10 a.m., students left their classes and walked out of school to both remember the 17 students ...

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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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Newark, NJ—In anticipation of Wednesday’s National School Walkout to protest gun violence in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Newark Public Schools is preparing its students to participate in the nationwide event and has created a series ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Wednesday, March 14, the Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is organizing a National School Walkout. According to the national march website, the walkout is for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. "to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response ...

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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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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- This Snow Minion popped up on Bowden Rd. in Cedar Grove following Wednesday's snow storm.  

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- An undercover operation by the Bloomfield Police Narcotics Enforcement Team led to the arrest a woman suspected of being a high volume marijuana dealer . The arrest was made Saturday night.  After receiving an anonymous tip about a craigslist post looking for a marijuana buyer, ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Six talented Short Hills residents will represent the United States as part of the Junior and Senior lines of the Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team. Virginia Barney, Jessica Hu, Audrey and Ethne Laude and Jocelyn Song will compete at the World Synchronized Skating ...

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