Essex County News

February 27, 2018

MILLBURN, N.J. — Millburn Township announced the dismissal of a lawsuit brought against the Township relating to the Complete Streets project originally filed by Millburn Courtyard Associates and Rudder Realty in October 2016. The ruling from Judge Donald Kessler ends the suit, but each side is ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Resident Bria Renee Johnson participated in a New York Fashion Week show with her fashion mentor, Virginia Cathey on February 17 at The New Yorker Hotel. The runway models wore Johnson's fashions on the runway during the event. The bi-annual event, sponsored by Art ...

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NEWARK, NJ – At its 2018 African-American History Month Celebration on Wednesday at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience, and spirit of the African-American community. Brendan Gill, board president and ...

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Newark, NJ—Newark’s American History High School may be the epitome of homegrown innovation. Established in 2007 as Newark Public School’s fifth Magnet school by founder and former principal Robert Gregory—recently appointed as Interim Superintendent of Newark Public Schools—the high school has ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Former National Basketball Association (NBA) star Dennis Rodman’s friends say he is “living like a Livingston kid” while he is in town doing an outpatient program for Turning Point Rehab Center. Livingston native Chris “Vo” Volo, an agent for Prince Marketing Group, has been ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Five people were seriously injured when a NJ Transit bus and a garbage truck had a head-on collision around 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a press release from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino of the Essex County Prosecutor's office. The accident occurred ...

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Newark, NJ—It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes corporate social responsibility to put children through the Newark Boys Chorus School. Founded in 1969, the school provides a rigorous academic curriculum and a comprehensive, performance-based music program that includes ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange - Maplewood School District (SOMSD) sent an email to Columbia High School (CHS) families at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday with information about the threatening message that was found painted in the CHS lot that morning.  The large message was painted on the ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, N.J. — Peter Nguyen, Millburn High School's head volleyball coach and a bookkeeper for the Millburn Township Board of Education, was arrested today and charged with one count of sexual contact with a 14-year old female who was a member of the Impact Volleyball Club. Nguyen also ...

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Newark, NJ—Antoinette Jackson, Sonya Webb and Andrea Eaddy sit in a McDonald’s on a cold winter morning, not far from the homeless shelter they currently call home. During the day, they count on places like McDonald's to stay warm. They must leave the shelter at 7 a.m. and can only return after ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Rutgers University has tapped Queen Latifah and Anita Hill to give commencement speeches to the graduating classes at two of the campuses in May of this year. The decision was announced at the Rutgers Board of Governors Feb. 7 meeting in Newark. Both are regarded as icons of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In addition the 97,459 people who visited the 11th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo in 2017, the second-largest attendance figure for the event, behind the 131,594 people who came in 2015, more than 11 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Tiffany Wilson, age 28, of Newark was fatally shot on Tuesday in Newark, according to a release from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose. According to the release, at about 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Newark Police were ...

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EAST HANOVER, N.J.- Congratulations to Anthony DeMeo who was honored late in December at  a ceremony held at Newark’s Leroy Smith Public Safety Building.  DeMeo was promoted to the rank of Captain with the Essex County Sheriff’s Office.  Capt. DeMeo is a 30-year veteran of the force and is the ...

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Newark, NJ—The 10 by 10 grid is as much part of Super Bowl Sunday as Bud light commercials, Buffalo wings and an over-hyped halftime show. Also known as a box pool, the 100-square grid is the most common form of betting among colleagues, friends and family members who typically wager $5, $10 or ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair resident Sharon Anderson has more than her share of medical conditions, disabilities and challenges, but through it all she maintains a positive and grateful attitude.  She knows it’s her strength of will and the care and support of her medical team that keeps her ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – When Essex Ed, Turtle Back’s resident groundhog at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, made his annual weather forecast, he did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day, meaning that warmer spring weather will arrive earlier. According to folklore, if it’s cloudy when the groundhog ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ – A proposed ordinance introduced at the North Caldwell Borough Council meeting on Tuesday would prohibit marijuana dispensaries in town, should the state legislature pass a law legalizing marijuana. Councilman Joshua Raymond argued that the council might be acting prematurely ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the monthly meeting of the South Orange Environmental Commission on Jan. 25, discussion of improvements to the Farrell Field Park area was pushed to the top of the agenda in response to the report by police of a recent robbery of a teenage girl while she was walking with ...

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CEDAR GROVE,NJ - TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove today announced that it will partner with Cedar Grove High School’s Sport Management Class and serve as the official media sponsor for the Orange Invitational Volleyball Tournament on March 22. In its second year, the college credit Sport Management ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood Township Committee member Nancy Adams raised the public safety issue of pedestrians texting while walking in a crosswalk at the last Township Committee (TC) meeting on Jan. 16. Adams has proposed fining residents who use hand-held electronic devices while seeking to ...

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It was Christopher Cerf's last public act as Newark's school superintendent as he officially cut the ribbon on the district’s new central office on Wednesday, marking a major milestone as the city prepares for the return to local control. Cerf was joined by  a who's who of county, state, city ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Several Community partners came together on Sunday to raise funds to benefit the Puerto Rico relief effort. Bangz Salon, located on South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair, opened up its grand salon to host a benefit  fundraiser to aide Unidos of the Hispanic Federation-Disaster ...

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Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. was elected Secretary of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) Board of Trustees Monday during its annual reorganization meeting. "The NJTPA plays an important role, overseeing the investment of billions of dollars in our ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - TAPinto SOMA and Village Green were designed as official electronic news sources to which notices and other matters are to be provided under the Open Public Meetings Act, after the unanimous passage of Resolution 17-18 at the Maplewood Township Committee Meeting on Tuesday, Jan.

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MAPLEWOOD,NJ - Maplewood will not conduct a nationwide search for a new police chief despite promising such a move last year after complaints led to the ouster of veteran chief Robert Cimino, instead planning now to promote someone from within. Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca announced the change in ...

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MILLBURN, N.J. — A junior at Millburn High School is using his skills with computers to help young women half a world away have a chance at higher education. Alexander McBride, the founder of Laptops4Africa.org, has already sent 21 laptops to deserving female students by teaming with a family ...

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Newark, NJ--Two brothers who were observed dumping a toilet in Newark's North Ward by the members of the city's Illegal Dumping Task Force were arrested late Monday, police said. Luis Santander, 35, of Irvington, and Marlon Santander, 33, of Newark, were observed dumping debris by members of the ...

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Newark, NJ--Newark Public Schools recently launched “Teach Newark: Where Passion Meets Progress,” a recruitment campaign aimed at drawing talented public school teachers to the state’s largest district. The campaign is part of a comprehensive recruitment effort by NPS to develop a large and high ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — A Totowa woman whose identity is being withheld was pinned between a vehicle and Hair Core beauty salon of Fairfield, located in a strip mall at 390 Fairfield Rd., on Monday morning, according to Fairfield police. The woman, who was described as being 60 years old, had injuries ...

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