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Essex County Man Found Dead After Shooting Near Feaster Park

November 18, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Essex County man died Friday night after a shooting in New Brunswick, authorities announced on Saturday.

Tawan Moses, 25, of East Orange, was found dead by authorities at 8:30 p.m. on Throop Avenue near Fester Park, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey.

Moses had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ...

Holiday Lights Spectacular Opens at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After reaching its 12th-consecutive attendance milestone in 2016 with 795,558 visitors during its 10th anniversary Holiday Lights Spectacular, the Turtle Back Zoo invites the public to the 11th annual Holiday Lights Spectacular, featuring 50 figures illuminated by one million lights both at the zoo and the surrounding Essex County South Mountain Recreation ...

Newark man to stay behind bars ​for alleged connection to New Brunswick fatal shooting

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A suspect arrested in connection with a fatal shooting of a New Brunswick man will remain behind bars for now, after the courts determined he was a public safety threat and flight risk​.​

The suspect, 26-year-old Newark resident Michael Martin, also known as “Maniac,” appeared ​in front of  Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Michael Toto on Friday for a ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Procedures During Extreme Weather

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday that the Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated because of cold weather in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect from Friday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. to Saturday, Nov. 11 at 8 a.m.

“Providing our ...

Essex County District 4 Re-Elects Democratic Freeholder

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Leonard Luciano, a 1999 Livingston High School graduate and current West Caldwell resident, earned nearly 64 percent of the public’s vote to maintain his seat on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, representing District 4.

Pulling ahead of Republican challenger Adam Kraemer, Luciano tallied 21,871 votes compared to Kraemer’s 12,523 votes ...

Special Guest Brings Audience to Laughter and Tears at NCJW/Essex Opening Event

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — An crowd of 600 people attended the NCJW/Essex Opening Event last week at Brooklake Country Club, where teacher, author and journalist Jenna Bush Hager discussed her work as a teacher in Baltimore and working in Latin America.

In Latin America, Hager learned about the power of education “to change lives and to save lives.” She encouraged ...

Livingston Christens New Saint Barnabas Medical Center Community Field

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The multipurpose turf field recently installed on Madonna Drive for the benefit of Livingston recreation and high school athletes of all ages and sports was officially unveiled as the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Community Field on Monday.

Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein, members of the Livingston Township Council, Livingston High School Athletic Director David ...

Celebrity Chefs to Host "Dine 4 a Difference" for Suicide Prevention

VERONA, NJ - Cedar Grove native and Food Network 'Chopped' judge Amanda Freitag, Verona Chef Ariane Duarte and Verona resident Chef Floyd Cardoz have partnered with Newman Cares, Inc., a charitable organization in Verona whose mission is to bring communities and neighbors together and raise fundsand awareness for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 

Along ...

More Than 1500 Participate in Essex County Fall Hazardous Waste Day

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day attracted 1624 Essex County residents who brought material to be recycled on Saturday. The event was organized by the Essex County Utilities Authority. 

The event gave residents the opportunity to safely dispose of pesticides, herbicides, motor oil, paint, fluorescent light bulbs and other ...

Three Baby Deaths Occur in Essex County in 40 Hours

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino announced on Oct. 4 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is urging parents to take proper precautions to protect children in the wake of three baby deaths over a 40-hour period in the week prior to his announcement.

The first precaution is for parents to avoid sleeping with very young children and to make sure they ...

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