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Essex County News

May 18, 2022

VERONA, NJ -- Verona police officers responded to the area of Bloomfield Avenue and Linn Drive in the early hours of Sunday, May 15 after a resident reported observing someone peering into a parked vehicle.   Upon arriving on the scene, Lt. Greco, Sgt. Scheper and Officer Saldutto observed a ...

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VERONA, NJ -- A car plowed completely through the side of a medical building in downtown Verona Wednesday morning. At approximately 7 a.m., officers responded to First Care Medical located at 50 Pompton Ave. on a report of a vehicle into the building. The driver was evaluated by the Verona ...

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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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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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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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NEWARK — Essex County will provide free postage for all vote-by-mail ballot applications. “The message to voters is simple: you don’t need to worry about postage to vote or to register to vote,” Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin said. “Making Vote-by-Mail applications postage-paid is just ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- A home on Winding Way sustained extensive damage during a fire early Friday afternoon. At 12:47 p.m., the Cedar Grove Fire Department responded to the residence for a structure fire. Upon arrival crews, encountered heavy fire coming from the front of the dwelling. Several ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to recently being interviewed on CBS News about their work in advocating for two legislative bills mandating that all New Jersey students learn about the history and contributions of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in their classrooms, members of the Livingston ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona Township Council passed an ordinance Monday night that would increase the water rates for residents by 26 percent. The water rates will go up from $5.49 per 1,000 gallons consumed to $6.92.  Of that rate increase, $1 is temporary and is set to expire at the end of 2023.

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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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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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NEWARK, NJ – A 36-year-old East Orange man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose following an incident in which he shot an off-duty West Orange police officer earlier this week, ...

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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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MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Parents Jorkell Echeverria and Lynette Rente recently sent a note of gratitude to the Montclair Police Department to express thanks for all the officers did for their family on Oct. 14. Montclair police officers responded to 37 Nishuane Road on a report of a 6-day old infant not ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Stating that there was no longer "a quorum" to continue the meeting, Cedar Grove Board of Education President Christine Dye cut off the first speaker during the public comment portion of Tuesday night's board meeting and adjourned the proceedings as mayhem erupted in the ...

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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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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local followers of Livingston native Harlan Coben's works may notice some familiar locations featured in the upcoming adaptation of his 2011 novel “Shelter” if the pilot is determined to be successful. Throughout the day on Monday, when Livingston High School (LHS) students were ...

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NEWARK – Five gas stations in Essex County have reached a settlement agreement after they were found to be overcharging consumers, including selling regular fuel as premium. The five gas stations are: KP Fuel, 864 Mt. Prospect Ave, Newark BK Fuel, 108 Bloomfield Ave, Newark Millennium ...

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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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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The catalytic converters recently stolen from beneath eight South Orange-Maplewood School District buses are likely worth about $20,000, according to police. The Maplewood Police Department is investigating the theft of the expensive exhaust system components, reporting that ...

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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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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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NEWARK, 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 counties were ...

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VERONA, NJ — After a successful 2020 season--albeit one shortened by COVID protocols--the Verona football team is taking a day-to-day approach in continued progress for 2021.  “We’re going to do what we do all the time in Verona and that’s take it one game at a time, every game is the most ...

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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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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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