Bloomfield Woman Arrested, Suspected of Selling Marijuana to Bloomfield High Students

August 15, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- On Thursday morning, members of the Bloomfield Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team, Emergency Response Team and Fugitive Apprehension Team executed a court ordered search warrant at a Birch Street residence in Bloomfield. They found over half of pound of marijuana, various illegal marijuana vape pens, and other paraphernalia. The resident, 52-year-old Debra ...

Gov. Murphy Declares State Of Emergency in Flood Impacted Communities

LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today issued a State Disaster Declaration for the Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic counties, which will help assist in recovery efforts in the areas affected by flash flooding which occurred on Aug. 11.

Murphy and other officials toured a Little Falls neighborhood near the Woodland Park border devastated by flash flooding on ...

Essex County Leaders Pushing for Cap in Police and Fire Salaries

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County officials have announced 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 Monday to Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin ...

Weather Forecast Cancels 2018 Montclair Jazz Festival

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Due to today's weather forecast, the Montclair Police Department just advised that the Montclair Jazz Festival is canceled.

The annual event was to take place in Nishuane Park. 



Essex County Summer Concert Series Continues in August

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Though Mother Nature has not made it easy, the 2018 Essex County Free Summer Music Series will continue through August.   Upcoming concerts feature International Food and Music Festival, Latino Festival, Kennedy Dancers and Alex Bugnon.

“Our Free Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage in venues throughout our ...

Livingston Community Mourns Loss of Two Livingston H.S. Students

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 employees and all of the residents, we express our heartfelt condolences to both ...

Nutley Citizen Asks Board of Commissioners to Ban Marijuana Shops

NUTLEY, NJ - Resident requests a township ordinance to be passed to forbid any type of marijuana stores in Nutley during the public comment portion of the Board of Commissioners public meeting Tuesday, July 17.


Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco introduced Ordinance No. 3388 to allow for handicap parking on Vine Street on the north side, beginning at a point 200 ...

Essex County to Hold Gun Buyback Program This Fall

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County residents will have an opportunity to turn in unwanted guns in a gun buyback program sponsored by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Essex County Bar Assocation.  During the one-day program this fall guns can be turned in with no questions asked and gun owners will be given up to $200 ...

Rutgers-Newark Athletic Field Renamed to Honor Frederick Douglass

Newark, NJ – Long before Rutgers University-Newark created an athletic field on University Avenue, the abolitionist Frederick Douglass delivered an address in 1849 at a church that once stood there.

Rutgers Board of Governors approved a resolution to rename the field in honor of the time Douglass spent here. The field will now be called the Frederick Douglass ...

Governor Taps Newark Pastor for State Parole Board

A prominent religious leader who heads one of the largest black churches in Newark has been nominated to the state Parole Board by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The Rev. Dr. Ronald Slaughter, the pastor of St. James AME, was tapped to fill a six-year term on the board.

“I’m both honored and grateful for Governor Murphy’s nomination for me to serve on the State’s Parole Board as ...

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