Essex County News

May 23, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Office of Information has issued the following charts delineating coronavirus cases in the county, updating through the morning of Saturday, May 23. This data will not match any other report since cases are continually entering the system and local health ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Paddle boating at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex reopens today, May 22, in time for the Memorial Day weekend. Procedures have been put in place to promote social distancing among visitors and sanitize all equipment. “With the weather getting warmer and ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Bear 832 strolled around Short Hills on Monday, climbing a tree and hanging out for the day before socially distancing himself from humans. He checked out the bear trap set by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife but decided not to check in. The black bear was photographed ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County is expanding its COVID-19 testing initiative to include satellite testing sites throughout the County in addition to continuing to operate its drive through testing center in Weequahic Park. The satellite sites will offer saliva tests and will begin on Thursday, May ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Testing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will continue in Essex County's Weequahic Park throughout the month of May. The additional dates for May are Mondays, May 11 & 18 (no testing on Memorial Day, May 25); Wednesdays, May 13, 20 & 27; and Fridays, May 15, 22, ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In Village President Sheena Collum's latest announcement, she outlined which area recreation facilities are open or reopening: State Parks Reopen Tomorrow Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 133 that will reopen golf courses and state parks for passive recreational ...

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NEWARK — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, is spearheading a salute to health care workers with support from Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz, who organized a similar event for health care workers, and other local police ...

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ESSEX COUNTY — Sheriff Armando Fontoura has provided an update regarding his current condition after contracting COVID-19 a few weeks ago. Below is his full statement: "I take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of my friends, neighbors and partners in law enforcement and government for their ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ  — Testing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will continue in Essex County Weequahic Park. Three additional dates have been scheduled for Monday, April 20, Wednesday, April 22, and Friday, April 24. Screenings are for Essex County residents only who are symptomatic of the ...

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I-78 overnight ramp closures begin this week as pavement preservation project resumes in Union and Essex Counties, Signed detours will be in place TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a series of overnight ramp closures on I-78 in Union and ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Public Information Office of the County Executive has released the daily numbers of Essex County Coronavirus Cases for April 12, Easter Sunday:    Essex County Coronavirus Cases Updated: Sunday, April 12, 2020   Municipality 4/11/2020 ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Testing for the novel coronavirus, the cause of COVID-19, will continue in Essex County's Weequahic Park. Three additional dates have been scheduled for Monday, April 13, Wednesday, April 15, and Friday, April 17. Screenings are for Essex County residents only who are symptomatic ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The 44th annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival has been canceled. Branch Brook Park, home to the blossoming cherry trees, is closed to pedestrians; those coming to the park are urged to remain in their vehicles to promote social — physical — distancing. The following is the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A female Amur leopard cub was born on Friday, March 13, at Essex County's Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. The cub, named Nadya, has great significance because the Amur leopard species is classified as critically endangered. “During these difficult times, it’s nice to share some ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Office of the County Executive has informed the Essex County Utility Authority that the county Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling events that were scheduled for May have been canceled. At this time the fall dates for the Essex County Hazardous Waste and Electronic ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The following update regarding the coronavirus pandemic in Essex County was received from Anthony Puglisi, director of the Office of Public Information for Essex County, this afternoon.  On Sunday, March 22nd, the Essex County administration and Essex County Correctional Facility ...

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Newark, NJ — As part of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in the city’s South  Ward, a semi-automatic handgun and close to $2000 in illegal narcotics proceeds were seized on Thursday evening as Essex County sheriff’s detectives arrested an adult male. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. 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 a ...

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Speakers inspired, crowds cheered and chanted, and passing cars honked their horns in support as area students led a rally of over 300 participants on Sunday March 1 at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. The goal? To protest the County’s latest expansion plans for the zoo. Organizers are demanding ...

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NEWARK — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Irvington Police Director Tracy Bowers announced today that the Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a homicide in Irvington. Daquan Smith, 24, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and West Orange Police Chief James Abbott announced today, Feb. 21, that Barry Eagel, 62, of West Orange has been charged with second and third degree endangering the welfare of a child for distributing and possessing items ...

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Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking current high school juniors to participate in the annual ECPO summer internship program.  This five-week program is designed to expose high school students to ...

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VERONA, NJ — Holiday candlelight tours of Essex County Kip’s Castle are offered in December to view the stained-glass Tiffany windows and learn the history of this hidden gem. They will be held as follows: Dates: Tuesdays, December 10 & 17; Thursdays, December 12 & 19; and Fridays, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The annual Essex County Halloween parade and costume contest for dogs will held in two locations this Saturday, Oct. 26.  At Brookdale Dog Park on Grove Street in Montclair, registration will begin at 9:15 a.m. with the parade starting at 10 a.m.  In the afternoon at South ...

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NEWARK – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. dedicated five bronze plaques along Legends Way on Wednesday in honor of five notable leaders from the city and other municipalities in Essex County. The plaques honored Pearl Beatty, Kenneth A. Gibson, Lebby Jones, Trish Morris-Yamba, and ...

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At the September 9th Board of Trustees meeting Kate Hartwyk, deputy director of the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs, gave a presentation – without slides or plans – of the Turtle Back Zoo expansion into South Mountain Reservation.  Noting that the zoo had almost ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The detention hearing for Joseph D. Porter, the 27-year-old man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend and a well-known comedy club owner to death to Wednesday, Aug. 14. According to court documents, Porter stabbed Karen Bermudez-Rodriguez, 26, and David Kimowitz, 40, of Maplewood ...

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  According to an updated press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Maplewood Police Chief Jim DuVaul announced that authorities have charged a suspect in connection with the double homicide in Maplewood, Nj on Saturday ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - A fire on Tuesday that left a man dead is deemed accidental at this time, according to Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II. South Orange firefighters responded to the scene at Wayne Avenue on Tuesday and helped East Orange firefighters battle the blaze that killed ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Police said that gunshots fired near Sloan Street on Saturday night are not believed to be related to the Pride Under the Stars Dance party, which many people attended that night. Three shots were fired in the area at 11:12 p.m., said South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll in a ...

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