Essex County News

September 18, 2018

NEWARK, NJ — A comic book artist from West Orange admitted in federal court on Monday to distributing thousands of images and videos of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito Timothy Yates, 31, who was previously arrested and charged by complaint on April 4, pleaded ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Millburn Police confirmed the arrest of four people involved in the armed robbery of the Associates in Primary Care P.A. offices that took place on August 23. According to The Millburn Police Department, Tommy Ware, 58, Terrell Keeling, 43, Terrence Worthy, 51, and Jessica Greene, ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Before rehearsals begin for the 2018 Christmas Spectacular, the Radio City Rockettes will visit six local tri-state area libraries to engage with fans and families. One of their visits will be to the Millburn Free Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 3:30 p.m. The visits are free ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Construction on the new Turtle Back Zoo entrance started September 4. The Education Center entrance will be the main entrance for the Zoo during construction. Temporary ticketing options may be available on select days. The new Turtle Back Zoo entrance is set to open Spring ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Saint Barnabas Medical Center patient who is in renal failure and on dialysis three times a week is currently seeking a living kidney donor. Nick Sauter is a Little Falls resident who played football for Rutgers University from 1973 to 1977 and is a parishioner of the St.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The new Turtle Back Zoo Flamingo Exhibit, which was officially opened with a celebratory ribbon cutting on Wednesday, has been dedicated as the “Drill Family Flamingo Exhibit” in honor of the West Orange family’s long-time relationship with the zoo. The Drill Family’s ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The 8th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence will take place on September 8, in Canterbury Park, Montclair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers are requesting for participants to help raise awareness about domestic violence by either attending the 8th Annual Walk Against Domestic ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Snow leopards and Amur leopards are the centerpiece of the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s newly reopened leopard exhibit, which officially reopened on Monday.  Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. was on hand Monday morning to cut the ribbon at the exhibit as part of ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two Montclair residents were robbed at gunpoint in two separate incidents, as they walked through Montclair on Sunday, according to Montclair Police officials.  At approximately 6:30 p.m., a 64-year-old Montclair man was approached by a dark colored SUV as he walked along ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - AN Irvington man was arrested on Monday afternoon in connection with a shooting that occurred in Montclair on Saturday. At approximately 10:30 p.m., officers responded to Pine Street at Glenridge Avenue on a report of shots fired, law enforcement officials reported. They ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After being missing for four days following a multi-vehicle crash on Thursday near Okner Parkway on Route 10, a Livingston family’s beloved dog Roxie finally appeared on National Dog Day Sunday morning and is healthy despite some minor bumps and bruises. Nicole and Marco ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation that would allow Newark and other municipalities to levy special assessments and issue bonds to replace lead-contaminated service lines. The legislation was co-sponsored by Assemblywomen Eliana Pintor Marin and Cleopatra Tucker, Democrats who ...

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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 a staff member at gunpoint. The robbery occurred on Thursday, August 23, at the E. Willow St. offices of the medical ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As of Friday morning, a Livingston family has still not been able to locate their dog, Roxie, who was in one of the cars involved in a multi-vehicle crash on Thursday afternoon. Roxie was in a car the was traveling eastbound on Route 10 when the crash occurred, and she ran off ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A dog was killed in a four-vehicle crash on Route 10 near Okner Parkway in Livingston on Thursday afternoon, according to police. The human occupants were reported to have minor injuries, and a second dog fled from the scene. According to police, one of the vehicles overturned ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Millburn Police announced that a patron of Chase Bank in Short Hills was robbed at gunpoint Monday at 9:30 p.m. while using a drive-up ATM. 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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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Studio Players suffered significant damage to their facility during the flood last week that left parts of Montclair under water. As a result, they are now asking for community groups to assist them in the cleanup effort, and the Maplewood Strollers sent an email to their community ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology is following suit with the county government and will no longer bank with Wells Fargo over the bank's foreclosure practices.   Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. earlier this month announced the county was cutting ties with the bank ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston achieved Magnet recognition this month as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. According to SBMC, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County officials announced on Monday that they are pushing for Governor Murphy to enact a salary cap for police and firefighters. This initiative is touted as a means to control the rise in property taxes. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. sent a letter on ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Short Hills Desi Club is preparing to welcome the community to their Indian Independence Day celebration on August 15. This year marks the 71st anniversary of Indian Independence from Britain becoming a free democratic nation. The Desi Club is excited to welcome not ...

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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 - Essex County will no longer hold money in Wells Fargo accounts after clergy from Newark raised concerns about the bank’s aggressive foreclosure practices. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. gave a directive to transfer accounts to other banks in June, and announced ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Shaquille O'Neal’s second residential tower passed another milestone yesterday when the city planning board approved site plans for the project. The 33-story building with 370 studio, one and two-bedroom units will be located steps away from Newark Penn Station at 769-781 ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - There is a bright new fixture in Taylor Park for the entire community to share.  he Friends of the Millburn Library (FML) installed a Little Free Library (LFL) to spread a love of reading and books. The library contains a wide range of books: adult fiction, non-fiction, Young adults, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Under the new leadership of Rohat Chari, the free English as a Second Language (ESL) program at the West Essex YMCA, led by volunteer instructors and open to anyone looking to learn English in a casual, personalized environment, continues to expand. After reading about the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - It’s the “good old summertime”—a chance to share time with friends and families outdoors at parties, barbecues and sometimes the local swimming pool, nearby lake or the ocean. With the warmer weather and easier access to the outdoors, The British Swim School is urging the public ...

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NEWARK, NJ - For years, the stretch of Broad Street between William Street and Branford Place has been home to discount stores, wig shops and New Jersey’s largest pawnbroker-jeweler. But in a sign of how much and how quickly Newark is changing, the corner of the block will soon be anchored by a ...

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