Essex County News

January 12, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding a death on Hixon Place that might not be from natural causes, according to a member of the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.   Thomas Fennelly, Chief Assistant Prosecutor of the Essex County Prosecutor's ...

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Newark, NJ – Essex County College is reporting a clean bill of health on its annual financial audit. The audit, completed last month by certified public accounting and auditing firm PKF O’Connor Davies, found no material weaknesses in the college’s internal controls and found ECC to be in ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - It is with deep regret that we announce the tragic passing of Sgt. Tahmesha Dickey, a veteran of the East Orange Police Department, who passed away during childbirth on the same date that she became an East Orange Police Officer 16 years ago on January 7, 2002. Born and raised ...

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Essex County, NJ – Essex County will kick off its annual deer management program in South Mountain and Hilltop Reservations this month.  In its eleventh year, the program's goal is to revitalize the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer.  “Controlling the population by removing deer from ...

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Newark Central Ward Councilman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins began her campaign today to become the first female mayor of New Jersey's largest city, attacking the record and character of Mayor Ras Baraka. Chaneyfield Jenkins also framed her run within the struggle of women in Newark and across America ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Cultural Commission (BCC) has received grant funding for two public art murals to be strategically placed in the Township of Bloomfield in 2018. The funding, totaling $2,125, comes from the Essex County Local Art Grant for Public Art Murals. In addition to two ...

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Newark, NJ – Essex County College is reporting a clean bill of health on its annual financial audit. The audit, completed last month by certified public accounting and auditing firm PKF O’Connor Davies, found no material weaknesses in the college’s internal controls and found ECC to be in ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The first 2018 regular meeting of the Maplewood Township Committee was held on Tuesday, Jan. 2, with new committee member Dean Dafis joining Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee, and members Greg Lembrich and Nancy Adams. Lembrich introduced resolution 15-18, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — 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 ...

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NEWARK, NJ – During this week’s annual reorganization meeting of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Brendan Gill of Montclair and Wayne Richardson of Newark were was unanimously elected as board president and vice president, respectively. Gill, who succeeds Freeholder Britnee ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - If and when recreational marijuana is legalized in New Jersey, could Maplewood and South Orange become home to one of the legal pot shops? South Orange Village President Sheena Collum stated that she was contacted by a “retail distributor,” and asked ...

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 MONTCLAIR, NJ-  January event to be held at Watchung booksellers has been announced. Diane Sanfilippo, The 21 Day Sugar Detox, Fri, Jan  5th, 7pm, Venue TBA http://www.watchungbooksellers.com/event/diane-sanfilippo-21-day-sugar-detox-0 The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide takes you day-by- day ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - The holidays may be over, but there is still time to enjoy the "Winter Walk" through Millburn's Taylor Park. The twinkling lights, illuminated bridge tunnel, and 8-foot polar bear, who is always photo ready, will continue to brighten the park until Wednesday, Jan. 17.  Thousands ...

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East Orange, NJ - With over two years of planning and advocacy, the East Orange Housing Authority (EOHA) was awarded financing on December 13, 2017 for the construction of an affordable housing project within the City of East Orange. The award was granted under the Federal Low-Income Housing Tax ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Doris Zeger, a 15 year-old sophomore at Montclair High School, will sell homemade vegan oatmeal raisin cookies on Saturday, 12/29 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM in front of Juice Culture at 617 Valley Road.   100% of proceeds from the sale of Doris' cookies will benefit Cycle for ...

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Essex County, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of January that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N.

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Nurses at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) being represented by Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1091 recently rejected a contract at the hospital over what they consider to be “severe staffing issues.” CWA Local 1091, which has been bargaining for its members ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Add Maplewood recording star SZA to the anti-Starbucks folks who outwardly oppose the recently opened mega-chain outlet in the new Clarus building in Maplewood Village. Like a lot of Maplewood Village java fans here, SZA is pro-Village Coffee, and made that clear in several ...

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Just days before Christmas, a group of Newark firefighters rode out onto the city's streets, and around Essex County, to do their job. They traveled not via a Newark Fire Department truck, but in a converted school bus, painted red and jammed with presents. They didn't wear turnout gear and ...

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A new mixed-use project will soon be coming to Newark's Central Ward. New York-based HC Owners Urban Renewal LLC was granted approval by the Central Planning Board Thursday to go forward with Halsey Central, a 10-story mixed-use building with retail and commercial space, along with 71 ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair has been designated as one of the 30 safest college towns in the nation, according to a recent published report. SafeWise, a company that provides security brand comparisons and community safety reports, recently named Montclair as one of the 30 safest college towns in ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. issued a statement today regarding Federal Tax Bill Reform  and New Jersey Interest Arbitration Cap. The statement reads: “The lower and middle class is under attack by the Trump Administration. Homeowners throughout New Jersey, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Town Council discussed creating a permanent memorial to Lt. Bill Fearon the Monday staff council meeting. Fearon passed away December 28 2016.  A long-time resident of Cedar Grove, Fearon was born in Kearny and served more than 20 years in the New Jersey State ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The school board meeting on Monday night, Dec. 18, offers some interesting items up for approval -- from a new food allergy policy that has drawn some objections to one allowing medicinal marijuana to be administered on school grounds. There is also a new teacher’s union contract ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Law enforcement officials have announced that a missing Newark boy was found safe in Montclair on Monday. Jaylian A. Marsh, 11, of Newark was found safe after having been reported missing on Sunday morning. According to Newark Police officials, Marsh had been last seen at ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Residents looking to fill their week with holiday cheer are in luck, as many local celebrations are in full swing. From family-friendly events to kid-centric story times, and senior citizen dances to adults-only happy hours, there is something on the calendar for every ...

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It was a who’s who of state, county and local officials at the Essex County Sheriff’s Patrol Headquarters on Thursday, where the new, modern facility for county police patrol operations was officially opened in Newark’s West Ward. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., and Essex County ...

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A former City of Newark employee has come forward with allegations of sexual assault against Obalaji Baraka, the older brother of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. Dannisha Clyburn, 38—known by many as Queen Hatari—claimed in an exclusive TAPinto Newark interview that she was touched inappropriately and ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - An anonymous tip from a witness led to the arrest of a man suspected of package theft. The arrest was made Wednesday afternoon after the theft of a UPS package from the porch of a home on North 15th Street.  Michael Ramos, 33, was located with the stolen package in his ...

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NEWARK, NJ – During an Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Board meeting at Maplewood Town Hall  the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a Resolution “Establishing The County Of Essex Aspirational Goal Initiative To Increase The Participation Of A Diverse And Qualified Essex County ...

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