Essex County News

October 12, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka today said he was unsure exactly when the chemical used to prevent lead from dissolving into pipes stopped working, but it will be fixed in about six to eight months. In the meantime, Baraka said the city will begin handing out water filters to homeowners ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark police officers are in the midst of conducting a pedestrian safety initiative that uses a decoy to educate - and issue summonses - to people during a month-long Street Smart NJ campaign. The campaign is for all of Essex County and coordinated by the North Jersey ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Filming for “Joker,” a movie that tells the backstory of the popular Batman villain, is coming to Newark in about a week. Crews will be on hand from Oct. 13 to 16, and a number of road closures and parking restrictions are expected around Downtown during that time. The movie is ...

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VERONA, NJ - Chef Ariane Duarte will be hosting the 2nd annual fundraiser for homeless pets and pets of domestic violence victims on Thursday, October 18. The non-profit organization, Only Kindness Rescue, has collaborated with Chef Ariane to host the fundraiser for a cause. The goal is to raise ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Officers from the Nutley Police Department filed drug possession charges on Thursday against a 29 year old man after responding to a call about a suspicious person wearing a clown mask on Baltimore St.  Nutley police conducted a field interview with Lamelle Robinson of North Bergen, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Testing conducted by Garden State Environmental has detected low levels of Legionella bacteria in the administration building and all but three schools in the West Orange school district, according to a release from the West Orange Board of Education. Remediation will take ...

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NEWARK, NJ - When Jaheem Burks was shot six times in January, his coach at Malcolm X Shabazz High School didn’t think the teen would live - let alone ever play football again. “He looked at me with the coldest stare and said, ‘I’m gonna play this year,’” recalled Shabazz High School Bulldogs ...

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NEWARK, NJ – In two raids by Essex County sheriff’s detectives on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, six suspects were arrested and $150,000 in heroin and cocaine was seized. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics staged Friday’s raid at an ...

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NEWARK, NJ - About a dozen protesters yesterday demanded Newark City Council pass a resolution to oppose Essex County’s agreement with the federal government to jail immigrants within the city’s borders. City council says protesters should take their fight to the freeholders since the county has ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Cyclists will take a tour through Branch Brook and Weequahic parks, the Ironbound community and the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart this Sunday.  Brick City Bike Collective, a cyclists advocacy group, will host the 16-mile ride, including a shorter loop through the Ironbound ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A Seton Hall University student has died after falling from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday, according to a letter to the school community from the University's Interim President, Mary J. Meehan. South Orange Police Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at about 12:15 p.m., ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A Seton Hall University student sustained serious injuries after falling from the campus' parking deck. The incident happened before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a tweet from the University's Twitter account. The student was taken to University Hospital in ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The head of the Essex County Surrogate Court was appointed today by Gov. Phil Murphy as acting county prosecutor. Theodore “Ted” Stephens II, who was first elected as the county surrogate in 2012, will replace acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino. Stephens' position will ...

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MILLBURN, NJ – According to reports, three men entered the offices of Associates in Primary Care P.A., a medical practice dedicated to primary care and internal medicine, and robbed as staff member at gunpoint. The robbery occurred on Thursday, August 23, at the E. Willow St. offices of the medical ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ — A  patron of Chase Bank in Short Hills was robbed at gunpoint Monday night at 9:30 p.m. while using a drive-up ATM, Millburn Police announced. Two men in masks are seen from security cameras approaching the bank's customer from the driver's side of the vehicle, one carrying a ...

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Newark, NJ - Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials said. Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic event was held at ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Daniel Castro put his head on the water bottle he clutched between his shackled hands as he sat on an airplane bound for detention centers, first in Nebraska then Louisiana. He resigned himself to the sobering fact he was being deported back to Nicaragua. What worried him more than ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston-area residents are mourning the loss of Isabella Brodsky, 17, and Matthew Poole, 18, two rising Livingston High School seniors who unexpectedly died on Tuesday night after swimming in Ramapo Lake in Oakland with their friends. “On behalf of the town council, the town ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Officers from the Nutley Police Department responded to a 911 call on Sunday at 5 a.m. from a woman who was locked in the Burger King restaurant off Franklin Ave. The woman fell asleep in the ladies room sometime prior to closing and woke up only to find all of the employees gone ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A bicyclist who was struck by a motor vehicle early Saturday morning died as a result of his injuries, according to a press release from the Maplewood Police Department. The man was biking in the area of 1600 Springfield Ave. when he was struck by a motor vehicle traveling east ...

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Newark, NJ - City residents played a big part in all American wars and Newark also played its part in the throes of America’s creation. The war lasted from 1775 to 1783, and Newark had a fighting spirit against the British at that time. The city hosted a rebellious minister and a visit by George ...

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Artists were urban pioneers in locales like Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Jersey City, setting the stage for the economic infusion that dramatically changed the landscape. With the same surge now happening in Newark, local artists are surveying the scene, wondering what will come, and searching for ...

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NEWARK, NJ - For Naomi Salazar, a second-grader at South 17th Street Elementary School in Newark, reading isn't just fundamental, it's a foundation of hope.  "I feel sad that they don't have any books to read, and I want to share my books so they can read them," 8-year-old Naomi said. She and ...

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NEWARK, NJ - It was about five minutes after Robert Dresnack’s Water Resources Engineering class had begun when a septuagenarian poked his head into the room at NJIT. Puzzled, the professor inquired, “May I help you?” In fact, he could. “I’m a student in this class,” replied Chris Antholis, then ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Queen Latifah returned to her hometown of Newark Monday to deliver the keynote address at Rutgers University—Newark, where she stressed the importance of diversity and remembering where you come from and civic responsibility. At the commencement, where 2,977 students received ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Department of Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio confirmed that three missing teenagers have been found safe at a McDonad's restaurant in Pennsylvania. 16-year-old Ulises Yance and 15-year-old Alex Lopez were last seen Friday morning, and 16-year-old Alexa Arenas ...

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UPDATE:  Bloomfield Police Confirm Missing Teens Found at McDonald's in Pennsylvania BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Police Department is asking for the public's assistance to locate three teenagers who went missing this week. One of the parents reports that a large sum of money is missing ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - African penguins have officially joined the giraffes, lions and hyenas in the African Adventure at the Turtle Back Zoo, bringing all of the zoo’s animals from the largest continent into the same area. Local dignitaries joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. in ...

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Newark, NJ–Ground was broken Thursday for a new Muslim Community Center to be built on Hunterdon Street in the Newark's South Ward. “This is a blessing from God that we’ve come this far with community and legislative support,” said Imam Aqueel Mateen, president of United Muslim Inc. “This is ...

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Kiburi Tucker, a longtime friend of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the business partner of a Newark woman who admitted to tax evasion last year, was sentenced today to more than three years in prison for wire fraud and tax evasion, federal authorities announced.  Kiburi D. Tucker, 43, of Newark, ...

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