Essex County News

September 17, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police are on the lookout for a driver after a 16-year-old Montclair teen reported that he exposed his genitals to her. On Saturday, the teen reported to police that she was walking along Hawthorne Place when she observed a male in a dark colored 4-door sedan beeping at ...

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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 afternoon to cut the ribbon at the exhibit as part of ...

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  MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 31-year-old male cyclist traveling east on Bellevue Avenue was thrown from his bike after being struck by a vehicle on Thursday. A vehicle operated by a 26-year-old female from Wayne was driving southbound on Grove Street at approximately 10:44p.m., as she approached 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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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 31-year-old Montclair man walked to Mountainside Medical Center after getting shot in the nose on Saturday. At approximately 10:30 p.m., officers responded to Pine Street at the Glenridge Avenue intersection on a report of shots fired, police say. Arriving officers noted that ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — As the state continues to consider legalizing marijuana, allowing for the distribution and consumption of the drug within New Jersey’s borders, West Caldwell Councilman Stanley Hladik, legal and personnel liaison for the township, introduced an amendment to a zoning ordinance on ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.     

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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 ...

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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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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. Ordinances Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco introduced Ordinance No.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A new four-story, mixed-use development with 60 affordable housing units was praised today as a catalyst for other projects along Broadway in the North Ward. Local lawmakers, the developer and state officials broke ground on the the Carrino Plaza Apartments at 416-426 Broadway, the ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — On New Jersey Family’s recently published “Ultimate Bucket List,” the second annual list of not-to-miss places in New Jersey, six Essex County attractions were among those selected as bucket list destinations. New Jersey Family asked its readers to vote for their favorite ...

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NEWARK, NJ—It started six years ago with a September car show and family friendly community event on Mt. Prospect Avenue. Today, Thursday evenings at the Mt. Prospect Marketplace feature Cruiser Nights in season. A second car show event in June attracted nearly 100 classic cars and auto enthusiasts ...

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Directed by Christian McBride, presented by the Bravitas Group & Silver Family Foundation and produced by JAZZ HOUSE KiDS.   Artist highlights include EDDIE PALMIERI Afro-Caribbean Jazz Sextet, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE Inside Straight, OLIVER LAKE TRIO, THE ROYAL BOPSTERS and JAZZ HOUSE COLLECTIVE.

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NJ Department of Transportation has announced they will be closing the Route 46 eastbound Clove Road exit/entrance ramp, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.,Tuesday, July 24 through Thursday, July 26. During this closure you will not be able to exit Route 46 eastbound onto Clove Road or access Route 46 eastbound ...

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MONTCLAIR/GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Construction is underway at the site of the new Mountainside Medical Center Office Building located at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center. Starting with a groundbreaking ceremony on July 10, township officials from Montclair and Glen Ridge, joined ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Next year, Millburn Township Public Schools will be closed on November 7 for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Thirteen schools around the state, including Millburn, will close on the most popular day of the Hindu festival Diwali, while one will close on Nov. 6.  As the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The late Essex County Undersheriff who may soon have the Market Street patrol building renamed after him also had a road dedicated in his namesake today. Essex County Undersheriff Kevin Ryan often worked security at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, his brother said. A ...

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WEST ORANGE – A West Orange man was stabbed Sunday evening during an attack in The Valley section of the township, according to officials. Police were called the 300 block of Valley Road around 5:45 p.m. on a report of an aggravated assault. The 28-year-old victim was stabbed during an attack by ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Concern about the increased use of electronic cigarettes and other vapor products was among the reasons why the Livingston Township Council adopted an ordinance prohibiting “vape shops,” or any establishment that primarily sells “electronic devices, liquid nicotine or vapor ...

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