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Essex County Family-Friendly Events to Enjoy Over the Holidays

December 16, 2017

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 member of the family from now until Dec. 25 and beyond.

Dec. 15

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Essex County opens new Sheriff's Patrol Headquarters in Newark

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 Sheriff Armando Fontoura were joined by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, ...

Former city employee alleges she was sexually assaulted by mayor's older brother

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 without her consent by Obalaji Baraka in 2013.

Bloomfield Police Capture Package Thief Following Anonymous Tip

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 possession by  Bloomfield Police Officer Robert Estelle and Detective James Peri and ...

Essex County Passes Resolution Proposed by Freeholder Toro of Bloomfield To Encourage Vendors To Hire Locally

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 Workforce In County Projects.”

Amid new reports from the New York ...

Essex Co. Exec Joe DiVincenzo launches 2018 re-election campaign with show of force 

In a show of force intended to dissuade potential primary challengers, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo announced his re-election campaign amid a sea of supporters from Washington, D.C. to Trenton, from Newark City Hall to the outer reaches of West Essex.

"Essex County has never been this strong, not only here, but throughout the state of New Jersey," said DiVincenzo as ...

Major downtown Newark redeveloper, famed hotel designer host student tour of TRYP Hotel

Eight college students studying interior design got an inside look at a soon-to-be renovated and revitalized downtown Newark hotel, guided by an acclaimed interior designer.   

The interior designer students, all from Brookdale Community College in Middletown, recently toured the TRYP by Wyndham Hotel, which is under renovation in Newark’s central business ...

Joseph N DiVincenzo Jr to Kick Off Re-Election Campaign for Essex County Executive

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. will kick off his re-election campaign for Essex County Executive on Monday at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark. DiVincenzo on Monday. He will be seeking his fifth term as Essex County Executive.

U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, Congressman Donald Payne, Governor-Elect Phil Murphy, Lt. Governor-Elect Sheila ...

Seth Boyden Demonstration School’s Garden Recess Continues to Grow

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Who says children don’t eat vegetables? Let kids pick their own collard greens, then blend the leaves with olive oil, garlic, sunflower seeds, and lemon juice. Voilà: pesto!  Blend kale with apples and berries for smoothies. Sauté collards and carrots with olive oil and salt for a tasty stir-fry.

Greens pesto, kale smoothies, stir-fry, ...

125 Feral Cats Vaccinated and Released in Bloomfield This Year

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- 125 feral cats have been humanely neutered in 2017 by the Bloomfield Animal Shelter, which is operating with more resources and a renewed mission to Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Release (TNVR) based on the international Trap-Neuter-Return program popularized worldwide in the 1960s.

TNR, and TNVR involve humanely trapping feral cats, spaying or neutering them, vaccinating them ...

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