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Montclair Sports Complex Dedicated to Late Aubrey Lewis

October 18, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds gathered at the Montclair football home game on Saturday for a ceremony dedicating the Aubrey Lewis Sports Complex.

Located at 28 Essex Ave, the ceremony took place before the football kickoff against Bloomfield. Montclair Public School officials and local leaders were on hand along with friends and family members, to rename ...

Home Invasion and Sexual Assault Under Investigation in Maplewood; Suspect At Large

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosector's Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the home invasion and sexual assault of a woman on Tuesday in Maplewood, according to a press release on Wednesday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Police Chief Jim DeVaul.

The woman, age 24,  first ...

Newark Police Step Up Enforcement During Pedestrian Safety Campaign

NEWARK, NJ - Newark police officers are in the midst of conducting a pedestrian safety initiative that uses a decoy to educate - and issue summonses - to people during a month-long Street Smart NJ campaign.

The campaign is for all of Essex County and coordinated by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). The NJTPA teamed up with both local and county officials for the ...

'Joker' Filming in Newark Will Close These Roads

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

The movie is scheduled to be released next year and stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. It’s ...

Report of Creepy Clown leads to Drug Arrest in Nutley

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 St. 

Nutley police conducted a field interview with Lamelle Robinson of North Bergen, the person reported to have been seen wearing the clown mask. He was placed ...

Shabazz HS Football Player, Shot 6 Times, Returns as Quarterback

NEWARK, NJ - When Jaheem Burks was shot six times in January, his coach at Malcolm X Shabazz High School didn’t think the teen would live - let alone ever play football again.

“He looked at me with the coldest stare and said, ‘I’m gonna play this year,’” recalled Shabazz High School Bulldogs Coach Darnell Grant, even though he assumed the ...

Future of Essex County College's Police Academy Uncertain, Director Says

NEWARK, NJ - The director of Essex County College's (ECC) police academy announced today that he was placed on administrative leave, possibly signaling a sale of the training grounds.

“After serving as the Academy Director for the past 14 years, I have been placed on ‘administrative leave’ until the end of 2018,”  ECC Public Safety Academy Director ...

West Caldwell Votes to Prohibit Recreational Marijuana Growth and Sales

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the members of the West Caldwell Township Council approved an ordinance disallowing the growth and sale of recreational marijuana within the community.

According to the amended ordinance, the Township of West Caldwell has determined that "businesses selling recreational marijuana create special concerns for security, ...

Montclair State University Police Come Under Fire After Drawing Gun Following Student Fight

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair State University officials have come under fire over a recent video that has surfaced of the campus police responding to a call of a fight between students on Wednesday, with guns drawn. 

Students and alumni took to twitter after a video surfaced.

Students and alumni are concerned that this incident could have escalated and state that this is not the first ...

Public Invited to 17th Annual 9/11 Essex Remembers Ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ – “Essex County Remembers,” a solemn ceremony recognizing the lives lost in the 9/11 tragedies in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, will once again be held at the Essex County Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial to mark the 17th anniversary of these events.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. said that after the ...

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