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Essex County News

December 15, 2021

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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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Nancy Lopez, Sally Little and Mary Mills, three pioneers of the Ladies' Professional Golf Association (LPGA), presented a commemorative “Thank You Healthcare Heroes” poster to Richard Davis, president and chief executive officer of Saint Barnabas Medical Center; Bruce ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Khalil Wheeler-Weaver has been sentenced to 160 years in prison after killing three women, authorities stated on Wednesday. The 25-year-old Orange resident was charged with the murder of three women in Essex County in 2016, including college student Sarah Butler of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Hours after Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) announced that the hospital would be renamed the Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in recognition of a $100 million donation from the Cooperman Family Foundation, an unveiling ceremony honoring Leon and Toby Cooperman of Short ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University has shared this letter from the president of the university, Joseph E Nyre, Ph.D. regarding the sudden death of an undergraduate student following a medical emergency in the dormitory. "Dear Members of the Seton Hall Community,  It ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — An workplace accident at 140 Harrison Ave. that resulted in the death of an employee on Monday is under investigation, according to a statement issued Monday evening by Mayor James Spango. The mayor's statement provided no details about the nature of the incident that resulted in ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Comedian Jim Breuer has canceled several shows, including one set to take place at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, because of their COVID-19 vaccine policies. Set to perform on December 3, Breuer, explained via video that his decision came after he felt that the various ...

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CEDAR GROVE/VERONA, NJ – Just days after Essex County was excluded from federal assistance aimed to help residents recover from the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida to the dismay of area officials, it was announced on Friday that the county will now be included.  Essex, Hudson, Mercer and Union ...

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CHICAGO — What started out as a heartwarming story about a local baseball player who finally got his shot in the major leagues has since turned into something much bigger for Frank Schwindel, a 29-year-old Livingston High School (LHS) graduate whose friends and family have been traveling across the ...

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Governor Murphy visited Millburn Friday morning and provided updates on New Jersey's response and intended support to local communities from Tropical Storm Ida. He toured downtown Millburn and spoke with business owners affected by the floods.  Ida caused major flooding and road closures in ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Predictions for the height and timing of the cresting of the Passaic River have given township residents some cause for hope that post-storm flooding might not be as dire as first feared. "The township remains cautiously optimistic given the latest prediction that has reduced the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After responding to a call transferred from the Fairfield Police Department about a woman trapped inside her vehicle on East Hobart Gap Road at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, three Livingston police offices and Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Francione were among those who needed ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex is joining a growing list of New Jersey counties that have been designated to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone.  New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced on Monday that the department has added five counties to the zone. The counties new to the ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — What should have been a mundane late-summer Board of Education meeting held Monday night, instead became ground zero for parents opposed to the West Essex Regional Board of Education’s compliance with Governor Phil Murphy’s mandate that students and staff must be masked for the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — The co-owner of Tierney's Tavern has died at the age of 52, according to published reports. According to his obituary, James "Jim" Patrick Tierney passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 30. Born and raised in Montclair, he graduated from Montclair High School in 1988, and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County is now taking appointments for COVID-19 booster shots for people with compromised immune systems at its vaccination centers at Kmart in West Orange and Essex County College in Newark. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that the county would ...

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NEWARK, NJ - In recent days, there have been reports that the CDC and FDA will approve booster shots for people who have already received a COVID-19 vaccine. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo issued this statement: "Getting vaccinated is the best choice we all can make to keep our ...

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