Christie Signs Bipartisan Bill to Draw Amazon’s HQ2 to Newark

January 13, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – Governor Chris Christie signed bipartisan legislation Thursday authorizing billions of dollars in state tax incentives to draw Amazon’s second headquarters to Newark.

Amazon's move to Newark could bring up to 50,000 new jobs to the region.

The city was selected by Christie in October as the state’s endorsed ...

Pedestrian Victim in Fatal Bus Accident Identified as 78 yo Nutley Man

NUTLEY, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Nutley Police Chief Thomas J. Strumolo released details about the pedestrian victim of the fatal accident involving a NJ Transit bus last night in Nutley.

Umberto Lombardi, 78, was struck and killed by an articulated bus turning left from Bloomfield Avenue to Centre Street. Lombardi was crossing the street at ...

Developing Story: Pedestrian Fatally Struck by NJ Transit Bus in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - A pedestrian was struck by a New Jersey Transit bus at the intersection of Bloomfield Ave. and Centre St. at approximately 8:25 p.m. tonight.

The Nutley Police Department, Nutley Fire Department and the Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad responded to the scene. An 8:40 p.m. report from BNN reports that the EMS on the scene pronounced the victim as ...

Arrest Made in December Homicide

NEWARK, N.J. – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI Fugitives Task Force arrested Anthony M. Brown, 30, of Newark for the murder of Richard Culver, 23, also of Newark.

On Dec. 2, 2017 Culver was discovered with fatal gunshot wounds in Vailsburg ...

Chaneyfield Jenkins launches bid to unseat Newark Mayor Baraka

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 to assert themselves as part the growing movement against sexual assault and ...

Clifton Woman Charged with DWI after Jeep Ends Up in Nutley's Third River

NUTLEY, NJ - A Clifton woman was charged with  driving while intoxicated, refusal to provide a breath sample, careless driving and driving while suspended after the Jeep she was driving was found in the Third River. 

A Nutley police patrol spotted the Jeep wagon in the Third River on Sunday in the area of  Passaic Ave. and Satterthwaite. After being extracted from ...

Newark Homicide Under Investigation

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Victor Bryant, 28, of Newark.

Bryant was shot around 1:30 p.m. yesterday in ...

Turtle Back Zoo Breaks Attendance Record with 900,000 Visitors

WEST ORANGE, NJ – With only four days left in 2017, the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo broke its annual attendance record on Wednesday as the Owens/Kusik Family became the 900,000th visitors.

Pictured above, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., welcomes Joseph Kusik, Alanah Williams and Ikea Owens of East Orange as they visit the Holiday Lights Spectacular shortly after 6 p.m.

New York Jets Players and The Shauger Group To Bring Holiday Cheer to Newark’s Apostles’ House Homeless Shelter on Christmas

EAST ORANGE, NJ – New York Jets players Dakota Dozier, Ben Ijalana, Brent Qvale, Ben Braden, and Terrence Brooks, along with Donald and Lisa Shauger of the prominent East Orange property services firm The Shauger Group, will spend Christmas morning with families at the Apostles' House, a shelter for homeless and at-risk families in Newark. The morning’s festivities start at 8:30 ...

Maplewood Deputy Mayor Shares Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Urges Early Testing

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood Deputy Mayor Nancy Adams stated Tuesday night that she has breast cancer in an emotional speech in which she urged others to get tested and thanked supporters who have stood by her.

During the regular Township Committee meeting, Adams -- who said she underwent surgery Dec. 4 -- credited early testing with her optimistic diagnosis: “the cancer was found ...

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