Essex County News

November 11, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ – Hundreds of middle school students and their parents flocked to the student fair hosted by the Essex County School of Technology’s West Caldwell Campus. Visitors got to interact with administrators, faculty and current students, and participate in live demonstrations. The ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Congresswoman-Elect Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran, made her first public appearance since winning the election in New Jersey’s 11th District at the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance on Wednesday at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark. During the ceremony, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 22, has been captured in Cuba, police officials announced on Wednesday. According to published reports, James Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Democrat Tara Prupis edged out  Republican Jodi Rosenberg in a close race for Millburn Township Committee. According to the unofficial count, Prupis garnered 3,450 votes, 73 more than incumbent Deputy Mayor Rosenberg who had 3,377 votes. The total count is based on reports from ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka said on Monday Newark has benefited from being in the running for Amazon’s second headquarters -- even if the corporate giant picks a different location. “It's not over 'til the fat lady sings,” Baraka said today at an unrelated press conference for the opening of a ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled, a not-for-profit social service provider, is hosting a fundraising gala and art exhibit entitled “Doorways To Infinite Possibility” on Nov. 4 at the JCC Gaelen Gallery East in West Orange. The event will also serve as a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – In response to the deadliest attack on Jews in United States history, more than 2,200 people from throughout northern and central New Jersey came together at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston on Sunday to mourn the deaths of 11 people who were murdered at the Tree of Life ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Sheriff's Office has responded to Saturday morning's mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue by implementing stronger security measures and urging more vigilance at local temples and other places of worship. "Sheriff Armando ordered that the officers of his ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka’s former campaign treasurer wiped away tears today after he was sentenced to 30 months in prison for embezzling more than $220,000 in campaign funds with forged checks. “I made my bed,” Fredrick Murphy said outside court with tears in his eyes. “Now I gotta lay in ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A $4 million federal grant will allow Rutgers’ University Behavioral Health Care’s (UBHC) outpatient program in Newark to offer more services to those with mental illness or substance abuse disorders. The grant was received from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a second public meeting held in Livingston last week to discuss the current plans for how to spend the $1 million currently allotted toward the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) in Livingston, some of the priorities, such as improving the safety and ...

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MILLBURN, NJ – Crash data compiled by the Millburn Police Department shows a significant decrease in the number of pedestrian and traffic accidents in downtown Millburn.  The data tracked the number of accidents from January 1, 2014 through March 1, 2018 to include the period of construction ...

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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 Oct. 16, and a number of road closures and parking restrictions are expected around Downtown during that time. The movie ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka came out in support of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker after President Donald Trump said the former mayor “ran Newark, New Jersey into the ground.” Booker, a Democrat, was Newark's mayor from 2006 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that has ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Job recruiters from 11 companies across multiple industries will be on hand at an upcoming job fair at Essex County College, which is open to students and the public. The fair will be held Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college’s fourth floor multipurpose room at 303 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of ...

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Update from the Essex County Prosecutor's Office:  The Fall 2018 Citizens and Clergy Academy, sponsored by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, has been postponed until further notice. The Citizens and Clergy Academy is a training program designed to familiarize clergy and other members of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The 51-year-old man who was struck and killed on South Orange Avenue on Friday evening has been identified as John Peebles of Newark, according to Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz and Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II. At approximately 11:16 p.m., ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College was not one of the colleges selected by Gov. Phil Murphy's administration to receive a subsidy that would help pay unmet tuition for eligible students. All 19 community colleges in the state applied to participate in the Community College Innovation ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- On Friday, September 28, at 7 p.m. James Joanow officially kicked off the Halloween Season with the Grand opening of the 2018 James’s Halloween Display. Now in its 11th year, the Halloween Display incorporates lights, fog machines, inflatable ghosts and ghouls, mannequin, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — With a shared mission of promoting community health, the West Essex YMCA and Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) have developed a successful partnership that is reaping benefits for area residents. SBMC is the YMCA’s Signature Partner for Healthy Living, making a major ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A union member mouthed the words “thank you” yesterday as cheers erupted in the boardroom where Port Authority commissioners passed a $19 minimum wage for workers at the agency’s three major airports. “Let me say clearly and bluntly: these new wage levels are essential to the safe, ...

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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 Street. Nutley police conducted a field interview with Lamelle Robinson of North ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Mayor Cheryl Burstein and Deputy Mayor Jodi Rosenberg welcomed officers and staff from Saint Barnabas Medical Center at the grand opening ceremony of a new physical therapy facility in Millburn Township. Also in attendance were about 30 members of the local business ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A planning board meeting about a church seeking to move less than half a mile from its current location in the Ironbound turned contentious as residents fought against it  saying there is not enough parking in the area. Ironbound residents and their councilman did not convince the ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ – British Swim School, which provides water safety education as an essential survival skill, has expanded further with two new pool locations in Essex County. The new locations in Livingston and Fairfield mark the 11th and 12th New Jersey locations for the British Swim ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The local Jewish community celebrated the opening of the new Chabad at Short Hills Center for Jewish Life, located at 650 South Orange Avenue, located right on the border of Livingston and Short Hills. The grand opening event and ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by both ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — On a Saturday earlier this month, RWJBarnabas Health provided free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes at the Codey Arena in West Orange. Kids ranging in age from 5 to 18 could be registered to undergo either a cardiac screening or a concussion ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Peter Tanella, a Roseland-based attorney and Cedar Grove councilman, recently received the prestigious Kenneth A. DeGhetto Champion’s Cup at the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ 24th annual Kids Care Club Golf Outing held on Sept. 17. The event was held at the Montclair Golf ...

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