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17 LPN Graduates at Essex County College Ready for Next Step

January 16, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Augustine Omwan first became interested in the nursing profession while working as a youth missionary in Nigeria.

“I clearly saw all the help these people needed,” said Omwan, now 42. The clincher for him to pursue a career as a nurse was when he needed a stent. “I saw all the caring the nurses provided me.”

On Jan. 10, Omwan began to turn that dream ...

Wilmington 10 Civil Rights Activist to Speak at Essex County College

NEWARK, NJ - One of the Wilmington 10 who fought to desegregate schools in North Carolina will be the keynote speaker tomorrow at Essex County College’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial.  

Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr., who was falsely accused and convicted in connection with a 1970s firebombing of a grocery store in Wilmington N.C., will be speaking at 11:30 a.m. The ...

Gateway Center Buildings in Newark to Come Under New Ownership, Report Says

NEWARK, NJ - The new owners of three massive Gateway Center buildings plan to reinvent the skyway leading to Newark Penn Station, ROI-NJ and other media outlets have reported.

An announcement about Onyx Equities, Garrison Investment Group, Axonic Capital and Taconic Capital Advisors entering into a joint venture acquire One, Two and Four Gateway Center is forthcoming. Prudential Financial ...

Essex County Presents Budget and Addresses 2019 Initiatives

NEWARK, NJ – A budget of $761.6 million has been presented in Essex County in an effort to stabilize the county’s financial plan and address the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions.

According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., who presented the proposed budget prior to the state’s statutory Jan. 15 deadline for the 16th consecutive ...

Essex County Deer Culling Program to Begin at South Mountain Reservation Jan. 15

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to revitalize the forest ecology in Essex County’s forest areas, the county’s Deer Management Program will begin on Jan. 15 and continue through March. This year, the program has been modified so that culling will occur on Tuesdays in South Mountain Reservation and Thursdays in Hilltop Reservation.

According to Essex County Executive Joseph ...

Jury Supports Appellate Court Ruling in Bloomfield’s Favor on Lackawanna Train Station Property Value

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- For almost seven years, the Township of Bloomfield has been in litigation over the .62 acre plot of land abutting the NJ Transit Station along Lackawanna Place. The former owner has repeatedly demanded more money that experts and judicial bodies have assessed its value to be. For the second time in 12 months, a judicial body has deemed the former owner’s demands ...

Pedestrian Struck in Bloomfield Friday Morning Pronounced Dead at Hospital

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The pedestrian struck at the intersection of Broad Street and James St. in Bloomfield was pronounced dead at the hospital.  

At about 8:45 a.m. Friday morning, a pedestrian was struck by a full size pick-up truck. The pedestrian was a 58 year old Bloomfield resident. The identity of the victim was not release pending notification of the family.

According to ...

Newark Exceeds Lead Levels Again, Receives 3 Other Water Violations

NEWARK, NJ - The city has exceeded allowable lead levels again and also received three other violations since last month for other water issues, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection website.

This is the fourth time since 2017 the city has exceeded lead levels in its water. About 43 percent of the 244 samples the city reported exceeded the federal action level ...

Short Hills Fatality Determined as a Hit and Run by Millburn Police

SHORT HILLS, NJ – Millburn Police determined the 76-year-old woman, whose body was discovered last night near the Short Hills train station, was the victim of a hit and run.

As reported earlier today, the body of a woman was found near the intersection of Woodland and Chatham Road last night.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Millburn Police ...

Bloomfield Police Arrest Belleville Woman, Kearny Man in Package Theft Case

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- A Belleville woman and a Kearny man have been charged with theft of property for stealing a package from a Newark Avenue porch on Saturday, December 29. The Bloomfield Police Department cites cooperation from neighbors and the Belleville Police Department with quickly solving the case.

Home surveillance footage at the time of the theft shows a woman get out of a car driven by ...

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