Essex County News

August 13, 2018

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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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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NEWARK, NJ – A New York man appeared in federal court last week to face allegations that he assaulted and kidnapped an individual who had a protection order against him, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. Rudolf Szoradi, 50, is charged by four-count criminal complaint with kidnapping, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a fatal shooting at a restaurant on Springfield Avenue on Saturday night, according to a press release issued on Sunday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Acting Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul. The Maplewood Police Department and the Essex ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A man from Queens, NY was arrested after jaywalking on Ridge Road in Cedar Grove Thursday morning. Patrolman Raymond Cassella stopped the suspect around 9 a.m. when he failed to use a crosswalk when crossing the road.  Further investigation revealed the 21-year-old man had ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Six members of the Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang were arrested last week for their alleged roles in a major drug trafficking organization that dealt heroin in and around Newark. Tyrone Brown, 34, Lamarr Burwell, 22, and Miles McCloud, 37, all of Newark, and Martin ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - On Sunday night at Temple B'nai Abraham in Livingston, five survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shared their hearts and minds, telling a standing room only crowd of more than two thousand men, women and children, that it is time to end gun violence now.  The rally ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Police confirmed that James Caldwell High School was under lockdown on Saturday afternoon during an all-day “Music Marathon” event after concern was raised about a threatening post. The West Caldwell Police Department is currently handling the investigation. "West Caldwell ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department made an arrest in the case of an Instagram video post. An 18 year old resident was charged with Third Degree False Public Alarm. Joseph Rafanello, a senior at Nutley High School, was arrested and taken to Essex County Jail.The arrest followed a full ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Five people were seriously injured when a NJ Transit bus and a garbage truck collided head-on around 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a press release from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino of the Essex County Prosecutor's office. The accident occurred near 1450 ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department is currently investigating a video posted to Instagram that suggested a possible threat to schools. Nutley Superintendent of Schools Dr. Julie Glazer made the decision late Thursday night to close Nutley schools on Friday as a safety precaution.  The ...

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LIVINGSTON: NJ - New Jersey's "NJ 11th for Change" will host a free talk by Cori Menkin in Livingston on Saturday February 24 from 4 p.m. to 5:30. Menkin is an expert on gun laws and resident of the 11th Congressional District.  The talk will cover the general landscape of gun regulation and we ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, N.J. — Peter Nguyen, Millburn High School's head volleyball coach and a bookkeeper for the Millburn Township Board of Education, was arrested today and charged with one count of sexual contact with a 14-year old female who was a member of the Impact Volleyball Club. Nguyen also ...

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Newark, NJ — Antoinette Jackson, Sonya Webb and Andrea Eaddy sit in a McDonald’s on a cold winter morning, not far from the homeless shelter they currently call home. During the day, they count on places like McDonald's to stay warm. They must leave the shelter at 7 a.m. and can only return ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A positive test for pertussis at Montclair High School. Just what does that news mean for Montclair Public School parents and students?  On Tuesday, Montclair School District officials announced that students may have been exposed to a person who tested positive for pertussis at ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio assure residents that there is no reason to believe further violence will occur in the area following the shooting death on Ampere Parkway this evening. DeMaio confirmed that this was a targeted ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Star Ledger delivery truck struck and killed a pedestrian at approximately 1 a.m. on Wednesday in the area of South Orange Avenue just west of JFK Parkway, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino and Livingston Police Chief Craig Handschuch. Although there ...

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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 ...

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