Essex County News

January 19, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Saturday morning blaze has displaced several families. Located at 55 Grove Street, near the intersection of Glenridge Avenue. Firefighters were able to douse the flames and evacuate the families affected. This comes just hours before,what is predicted to be one of the largest ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced plans to build an all access playground, new community center and on-site parking lot in Essex County Watsessing Park on Friday at Bloomfield Town Hall. The new all access playground will be the first of its kind in ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Tuesday, Jan. 22, due to extreme cold weather and cold in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday. When a Code Blue is declared, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy pledged to work with federal lawmakers to solve Newark’s lead issue as Mayor Ras Baraka demanded President Donald Trump fix the nation’s failing water infrastructure instead of funding a border wall. Murphy's promise came yesterday in his State of the State address.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Members of the Montclair Board of School Estimate unanimously approved $2.03 million in funding for a special project during a public meeting Tuesday evening at Montclair Town Hall. Presiding over the meeting were Mayor Robert Jackson, Schools Superintendent Kendra Johnson, Board ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After hearing through NJ 101.5 evening radio host Steve Trevelise that his “oldest and dearest friend” Robbo Pisani, a fire captain with the North Hudson Fire Department, was struggling with kidney failure, West Orange resident Melissa Kohlman was so moved that she volunteered her ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka recently made a holiday trip to Ghana, where he says he met with local officials and conducted other business, but the mayor did one other important activity. The mayor participated in a Ghanaian "union of families" ceremony, which means people in that country now ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A pedestrian was struck on Rt. 23 by the Pilgrim Diner in Cedar Grove at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday according to police reports.  The driver had a suspended license. Officers responded to the area at around 6:13 p.m.  Upon arrival the officers found the 49-year old woman had ...

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NEWARK, NJ - In an early afternoon ceremony on Jan. 2, 2019 at the Donald M. Payne School of Technology, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and County Surrogate Alturrick Kenney were sworn in to begin their terms. Joining the three on stage were several ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – TAPinto Bloomfield was named the Electronic News Source the Bloomfield Board of Education in a resolution unanimously passed at the Jan. 2 BOE meeting.  TAPinto Bloomfield has become the place to go for original news and information in the township. TAPinto Bloomfield is just ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School Rowing Head Coach Jeremy Michalitsianos has been voted the 2018 US Rowing Junior Coach of the Year, school officials announced. He has also been selected as the 2018 Joy of Sculling Coach of the Year. A 10 year coach of the Montclair High School program, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Registration for Essex County College’s Saturday Youth Program - classes that include algebra, chess and reading comprehension - will open on Jan. 12. The overall program begins Jan. 19 for 10 sessions of classes at the college’s main Newark campus. In-person registration will take ...

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NEWARK, NJ - This past year, Newark made national headlines for being a contender for Amazon's second headquarters and how its leaders are tackling elevated lead levels. But what does 2019 hold for New Jersey’s most populated city? Some of the issues in 2018 will carry over into the next ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Winter is upon us, but you can still catch a glimpse of certain birds that call Newark home despite the cold. New Jersey Audubon, a nonprofit that promotes environmental awareness, will be leading a free bird watching event on Jan. 3, 2019, in Weequahic Park. Adults and youngster ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (fifth from left) announced the Centre Street Bridge in Nutley was reopened to motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Monday, December 24th. Cutting a ceremonial ribbon with the County Executive are (from left) Essex County Assistant ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -  An officer-involved shooting that took place on Saturday morning in the vicinity of Court and 3rd Streets in Elizabeth is under investigation says, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II. According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ECPO), at approximately ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city will spend up to $225,500 to hire a public relations firm to help disperse information to the media and residents concerning elevated lead levels in water and combat the social media blitz from a group suing Newark over the issue.  MORE: Governor Murphy: "I drink Newark's ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A federal judge today denied a request from a group suing Newark over elevated lead levels to have the city extend a filter program into the East Ward.  The Natural Resources Defense Council  (NRDC) filed its request via an emergency motion as part of a larger lawsuit that alleges ...

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NEWARK, NJ - VICE News Tonight is scheduled to air a segment about Newark’s lead issues ahead of a hearing tomorrow in federal court, where advocacy groups will try to convince a judge to make the city expand its filter program. The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Newark Education ...

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MAHWAH, NJ -  Film and animation students from Columbia High School (CHS) won two awards at Ramapo College of New Jersey's 4th Annual High School Film Festival. The festival took place on Dec. 8, and included 36 original films submitted by students.  Students entered original films in a ...

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