Police & Fire

Cedar Grove Police Officers Particpate in Community Safety Day

Cedar Grove Police Officer Michael Grasso
Cedar Grove Police Officer Carolyn Zajack

Cedar Grove, NJ – On Saturday, May 6, 2017, Cedar Grove Police Officers Michael Grasso and Carolyn Zajack assisted at the “Community Safety Day” held at the Livingston Mall. The event was sponsored by the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association.

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Seton Hall Prep Dedicates Tevlin Memorial Field and Zimmermann Scoreboard

May 22, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The family, friends, teachers and teammates of Brendan Tevlin (Class of 2013) and Billy Zimmerman (Class of 2011) gathered at the Seton Hall Preparatory School’s (SHP) Kelly Athletic Complex on Saturday as the high school officially dedicated the Brendan Patrick Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field and Billy Zimmermann ’11 Scoreboard.

The ceremony marked a ...

Verona Police Blotter

May 23, 2017

The Verona Police Department logged a total of 415 assignments during the week of May 14, 2017 – May 20, 2017. Responses included the following:  18 burglar alarms (13 residential, 5 commercial); 39 rescue squad dispatches; 14 fire department dispatches; 14 motor vehicle crash scenes; 1 Arrest; 87 motor vehicle stops that resulted in 70 traffic summonses being issued and 46 warning ...

Democrat Laura Fortgang Seeks State Assembly Seat in New Jersey’s 26th District

May 24, 2017

Laura Fortgang, a 21-year resident of Verona and internationally recognized career counselor and coach, is seeking election to the State Assembly in New Jersey’s 26th legislative District. Fortgang, a Democrat, said she wants to see New Jersey begin moving forward, and reverse the backward course the state has been following during the Christie administration.

“The New Jersey ...

NJ Transit Ticket Agent Charged with Official Misconduct, Theft, and Forgery

May 24, 2017

NEWARK, NJ  – John A. Davey, 49, of East Brunswick has been arrested and charged with official misconduct, theft and forgery according to  an announcement released today by Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo.

A NJ TRANSIT ticket agent for 29 years, it is alleged that Davey was forging rail tickets and ...

Edge and Fortgang for Assembly

May 26, 2017

To the Editor:

Over these past weeks, I have had the opportunity to observe and evaluate the agendas of the various candidates running for the Democratic nomination for the 26th Assembly district. To me, Bill Edge and Laura Fortgang have stood out as the candidates with a clear agenda to getting Trenton back on track. New Jersey has fallen from first place in so many national categories to ...

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Our Lady of the Lake School Student Wins the Annual My Essex County Poster Contest Among 1,038 Entries, While Another Receives Honorable Mention

May 26, 2017

On May 18th, County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin and the Essex County Deputy Clerk Anthony Jackson presented Our Lady of the Lake (OLL) fourth grade students Brandon K. with a winning medal and Kynan W. with Honorable Mention for their entries in the Annual Essex County Poster Contest. 

They were selected among 1,038 entries from across Essex County and there were a total of 15 winners and ...

Merchant of Venice Makes Memorable Opener at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – “The Merchant of Venice” has plenty to say about prejudice, suspision, money and cruelty.

Yet it has redeeming features as well, with Portia’s “quality of mercy” speech and Shylock’s insistence that Jews are individuals with feelings, thoughts and emotions as much as any other man or woman.  

Director Robert Cuccioli has gathered ...