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Essex County News

June 27, 2022

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's one-time residence in West Caldwell has been targeted for harassment, according to West Caldwell police. In a statement released by the West Caldwell Police Department Sunday night, authorities have responded to multiple calls at a ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A collision of two motor vehicles late Tuesday afternoon on Passaic Avenue resulted in the death of a Morris County woman. Marina Prudencio, 51, of Dover sustained fatal injuries in a two-car crash near Essex County Airport on June 14. The preliminary investigation indicates ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A pilot was transported to a nearby trauma hospital following a helicopter crash at Essex County Airport on Saturday. According to Fairfield police, at approximately 12:04 p.m., the Police Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a helicopter crash on the property of ...

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CLIFTON, NJ -- A 24-year-old Belleville man was arrested Friday, June 3 after an investigation by the Clifton Police Department and the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Sexual Investigations Unit.  The case began on May 31 with the report of a home invasion and sexual assault of a minor in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Livingston-based real estate developer’s search for a restaurant known for both its menu and its overall dining experience to replace the former Olive Garden location at the Shoppes at the Livingston Circle (277 Eisenhower Parkway) is nearly over after Eastman Companies received ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ -- A police chase resulted in a fatal car crash in Glen Ridge on Tuesday, law enforcement officials confirmed. To quell the amount of car thefts in New Jersey, the Attorney General has stated that police officers can resume police pursuits, after years of halting to the practice.

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A hit-and-run incident that resulted in the death of Angelica M. Garcia, 35, of Newark on Wednesday evening in Livingston remains under investigation as of Tuesday, according to Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz and Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II. A ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — An unidentified female pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run incident just after midnight on Thursday morning in the area of South Orange Avenue and Goodhart Drive in Livingston, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ESPO). Early reports indicate that ...

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ORANGE, NJ — The future of a historic, mixed-use building at 235 Main Street in Orange remains uncertain after a multiple-alarm fire destroyed the majority of the structure earlier this week. According to authorities, the cause of the fire is under investigation and is believed to have started in a ...

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ORANGE, NJ -- A multiple-alarm fire destroyed a mix-use building at 235 Main Street in Orange Tuesday. The outer shell of the structure is still standing, but its future now remains uncertain. The cause of the fire is under investigation and is believed to have started in a first-floor business.

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- The Essex County Municipal Clerks were in full force attending the Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey’s 2022 (MCANJ) Education Conference in Atlantic City.  “What made this conference so special for the Essex County Clerks,” said Association President Jennifer ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Three people were shot, and one was killed, Sunday afternoon in Bloomfield on First Avenue between N. 13th St. and N. 15th Street.  The incident preliminarily appeared to be an isolated targeted incident, police said. Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia stated, "This afternoon ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City is moving one step closer to becoming a reality. Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Transit officials announced Thursday that the new Portal North Bridge project is set to begin with the issuance of a “Notice to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A suspected shoplifter fled the scene after attacking a store employee, police officials allege. An East Orange man was arrested for allegedly attacking a store clerk in Montclair last week. Employees reported that the attack occurred during a shoplifting incident. According ...

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West Orange residents finally were able to enjoy the 69th St. Patrick's Day parade on sunny Sunday, March 13. The "back to normal" tradition was joyous as 2022 Grand Marshal Mel Dangler and her Deputy Grand Marshals--Patrick Giblin, John DeMars, Bobby Lamb and Robert Swenson--led the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ -- The weather was almost perfect. Some may say it was the luck of the Irish. However, to the Nutley Irish American Association, it was the work of its late president, Thomas J. McEnery. Although cloudy at first with threats of rain, not a drop fell and the sun emerged by the end of the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – A civil rights lawsuit has been filed in the Superior Court against the Township of Montclair, according to published reports. The Montclair Property Owners Association [MPOA] is challenging the constitutionality of Montclair’s rent freeze that has been in effect since the spring ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A man is facing charges, accused of stealing a car with a one-year-old baby inside and leading officers on a chase into South Orange. Police say he then jumped out of the car, tried to get away, and moments later, the car crashed into a mail truck. The baby was not hurt. Police ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- Data shows that Essex County is sharply on the downside of the curve of the most recent spike in COVID cases. Monday, Jan. 24 marked the smallest number of new confirmed positive tests in the county in 2022. There were 372 new COVID cases in Essex County as of Monday ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- Data shows that the county is sharply on the downside of the curve of the most recent spike in COVID cases. Monday, Jan. 17 marked the first day of 2022 in which the number of new confirmed positive tests was below 1,000. There were 782 new COVID cases in Essex County as of ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Fairfield police arrested an Elmwood Park man after a garbage truck overturned on the Gately Overpass late Tuesday afternoon. Robert Thompson, 52, was charged with driving under the influence and assault by auto on Tuesday. At approximately 4:29 p.m., the Fairfield Police ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ  – Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center welcomed the hospital’s first baby of 2022 on January 1 at 11:09 a.m.  Born to Tyleisa Jenkins of Orange, NJ, baby Journee arrived weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 20 inches long.  Mountainside Medical Center has been ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ  – Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center welcomed the hospital’s first baby of 2022 on January 1 at 11:09 a.m.  Born to Tyleisa Jenkins of Orange, NJ, baby Journee arrived weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 20 inches long.  About Mountainside Medical ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Residents of Livingston who frequently inquire about how the township intends to fill the vacancies at the South Livingston Avenue plaza that formerly housed Bottle King and other local businesses received an answer on Monday when the property owner presented a proposed ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ -- A Montclair firefighter was treated at a local hospital following a blaze on Tuesday, fire officials confirmed/ Sometime around 3:56 p.m., the Montclair Fire Department received a call reporting a fire at a home on Elizabeth Rd. The resident self-evacuated prior to ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission approved a redistricting plan on Wednesday that will move Verona from the 11th District to the10th District. The 11th Congressional District, which is represented by Rep. Mikie Sherrill, will now include nearly all of Montclair ...

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NUTLEY, NJ -- The Essex County Prosecutors Office (ECPO) announced the arrest of a 58-year-old man in connection with the beating death of his 84-year-old mother-in-law in Nutley.  Officers of the Nutley Police Department responded to a home on Prospect Street following a 911 call from a male ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The free Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange returns on Friday, Nov. 19, after a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Holiday Lights Spectacular is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 5 and will then be open ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A statue of Christopher Columbus was unveiled at the Hollywood Avenue Recreation Center on Saturday, Oct. 9. The statue was donated to the township by the Fairfield Chapter of UNICO National in honor of Fairfield’s Italian heritage.  In Feb. 2018, Amedeo Pineta, president of ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The playground in Essex County Cedar Grove Park was dedicated on Wednesday as the “Thomas J. Tucci, Sr. Playground” in honor of the late Thomas J. Tucci. Tucci was a Cedar Grove resident who had a lifetime of involvement promoting youth recreation activities and upgrading ...

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