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Newark Lures Amazon With $1 Billion Payroll Tax Incentive

July 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters in Newark, according to one of two ordinances approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other locations vying for Amazon’s so-called HQ2.

“The City Council has brought Newark a ...

Montclair Police in Search of Stabbing Suspect

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing in the area of Miller Street on Monday at 10:49 p.m. The suspect is currently at large, according to police. 

Officers arrived to find that a 48-year-old Montclair man had been stabbed and already transported to the hospital by relatives. He was suffering from multiple stab ...

Local Walk Hero Raises Awareness at First National MG Walk in New Jersey

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Rain didn't stop the first ever national Myastenia Gravis (MG) Walk in New Jersey at Brookdale Park last month.

MG is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes severe muscle weakness and can impact a person's ability to see, smile, walk, talk and breathe. In MG, the body's immune system attacks the connection between the nerves ...

Two Men Sentenced to More than 100 Years for 2017 Maplewood Triple Murder

NEWARK, NJ - Lavelle Davis, 38, of Galloway and Jimmy Mays, 35, of Egg Harbor Township, were sentenced to more than 100 years in New Jersey State Prison for murdering three people in Maplewood in 2017, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced on Wednesday.

Mays was sentenced to 153 years and Davis to 138 years for killing and torturing Lance Frasier, 44, of ...

Two Men Sentenced to More Than 100 Years for Maplewood Triple Murder

NEWARK, NJ — Lavelle Davis, 38, of Galloway and Jimmy Mays, 35, of Egg Harbor Township, were sentenced to more than 100 years in New Jersey State Prison for murdering three people in Maplewood in 2017, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino.

Laurino announced on Wednesday that Mays was sentenced to 153 years and Davis to 138 years for killing and torturing ...

Men’s Shul Softball League Unites in Livingston to Support Parkland Community

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Men’s Shul Softball League, consisting of teams from temples throughout Livingston, West Orange, Short Hills and other neighboring communities in Essex and Morris counties, gathered in Livingston prior to regular play on Sunday morning in support of Make Our Schools Safe, an organization started by the parents of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School ...

Millburn's Peter Serruto Drafted by Cincinnati Reds

MILLBURN, NJ - Peter Serruto, who just completed his senior season at Millburn High School, was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 22d round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on Wednesday.

Serruto was the 649th pick overall.

The 6-foot, 190-pound right-handed batter has been a defensive standout since he first suited up in a Millburn uniform as a freshman.

"Defensively, ...

Firefighter Injured, Dog Rescued From Fire in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A dog was rescued from a two-alarm fire on Walnut Street over the weekend.

According to Montclair Fire officials, at 1:34 p.m. on Saturday, the Montclair Fire Department received a call reporting a house fire. Units from four other towns provided assistance to help bring it under control in nearly an hour. 

Responding units arrived to find heavy fire ...

Essex County Recognizes June 2 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day

NEWARK, NJ – During a special presentation in May, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders proclaimed June 2 as “National Gun Violence Awareness Day” in Essex County in remembrance of victims of gun violence.

District 4 Freeholder Leonard Luciano of West Caldwell and At-Large Freeholder President Brendan Gill of Montclair offered remarks, thanking the ...

Essex County Commemorates Memorial Day with Wreath-Laying Ceremony

NEWARK, NJ — A wreath laying ceremony commemorating Memorial Day was held in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark, which was opened in September 2009 along with the Essex County Armed Forces Memorial in order to honor the men and women who served as members in the United States military.

The memorial has since become a tranquil place for veterans to find solace and a constant ...

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