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Essex County Enacts Code Blue Due to Cold and Snowy Weather Forecast

January 17, 2019

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Tuesday, Jan. 22, due to extreme cold weather and cold in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday.

When a Code Blue is declared, a network of warming stations operated by the county and its municipalities as well ...

Boys Basketball: Seton Hall Prep Downs West Orange, 52-51, in Thriller

WEST ORANGE — Bragging rights for high school boys basketball in West Orange were on the line Tuesday, and there couldn’t have been a more exciting way for two of the town’s teams to settle it. 

West Orange High and Seton Hall Prep battled until the absolute last second, but in the end, it is the parochial denizens from Northfield Avenue that will claim ...

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Investigates Suicide in Bloomfield Police Station

NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an apparent suicide that occurred in the Bloomfield Police Department overnight on Tuesday. 

The preliminary investigation indicates that retired Newark Police Lt. Patrick Montella shot himself in the Bloomfield Police Headquarters while being processed after being arested for an alleged act of ...

Essex County Presents Budget and Addresses 2019 Initiatives

NEWARK, NJ – A budget of $761.6 million has been presented in Essex County in an effort to stabilize the county’s financial plan and address the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions.

According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., who presented the proposed budget prior to the state’s statutory Jan. 15 deadline for the 16th consecutive ...

Essex County: Reported Montclair Luring Attempt was a Misunderstanding

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair police have located a suspect accused of attempting to give an 11-year-old girl a ride, according to officials.

On Jan. 2 around 7 a.m., an 11-year-old reported to police that she was approached by an unidentified male in a vehicle, at the corner of Alexander Avenue and Squire Hill Road in Montclair. She told police that he offered her a ride due to it ...

13 Sea Turtles Recover From Cold at West Orange-Based Care Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only long-term care hospital.

According to Sea Turtle Recovery, Inc., this ...

Essex County: Body of 76-Year-Old Woman Found in Short Hills

EDITOR'S NOTE: Millburn police have since determined that the woman was the victim of a hit and run. Anyone with information is asked to contact the traffic bureau at 973-564-7757.

SHORT HILLS, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor's Office (ECPO) confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that the body of a 76-year-old woman has been found near the intersection of ...

West Orange Mother Donates Kidney to First Responder in Need

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After hearing through NJ 101.5 evening radio host Steve Trevelise that his “oldest and dearest friend” Robbo Pisani, a fire captain with the North Hudson Fire Department, was struggling with kidney failure, West Orange resident Melissa Kohlman was so moved that she volunteered her own kidney for a living transplant.

In the weeks following the ...

11-Year-Old Girl Reports Attempted Luring Incident in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair police are in search of a suspect accused of attempting to give an 11-year-old girl a ride on Wednesday morning, officials say.

According to reports, the incident occurred on Jan. 2 at approximately 7 a.m., when an 11-year-old girl was approached by an unidentified male in a vehicle at the corner of Alexander Avenue and Squire Hill Road in Montclair. He ...

Livingston Brain Aneurysm Survivor Uses Second Chance to Save Lives

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After surviving a ruptured aneurysm and fully recovering without the permanent damage that is common among survivors, 20-year-old Livingston resident Justin Gelman immediately knew he had to use his second chance at life to help others who face similar situations.

Gelman, whose aneurysm ruptured while he was alone in his Duke University apartment in February, has joined ...


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