Millburn's Peter Serruto Drafted by Cincinnati Reds

June 6, 2018

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 ...

Philip Roth's Childhood Home Still Stands in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The house at 81 Summit Avenue in Newark's Weequahic neighborhood is otherwise unremarkable expect for a sign attached to its faux flagstone facade noting that the home has been designated a historic site—the childhood home of celebrated author Philip Roth, who died Tuesday at the age of 85.

There were no crowds outside the home to pay homage to ...

Montclair HS Student Reported Sexual Assault in All-Gender Bathroom, Officials Say

MONTCLAIR, NJ - According to published reports on Wednesday, Montclair Police officials are investigating allegations of sexual assault reported to have occurred in a bathroom at Montclair High School.

Montclair police officials state that officers received a report about an incident at the high school of a sexual nature that occurred around 3:18 p.m. on Monday. The ...

Montclair FD Rescues Driver Trapped in Car by Fallen Tree

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fallen tree entrapped a driver in Glen Ridge on Tuesday evening, Montclair Township officials say.

The Montclair Fire Department (MFD) indicated that they responded to the call at 5:02 p.m. reporting a fallen tree on top of a car with someone was trapped inside.

MFD’s Battalion 3, Truck 1, Engine 1 and Engine 3 responded to the scene at High ...

Two Men Convicted of 2017 Maplewood Triple Murder

NEWARK, NJ - After deliberating for a week, an Essex County jury found Lavelle Davis, 37, of Galloway, and Jimmy Mays, 34, formerly of Egg Harbor Township, guilty of the January 2017 murders of Michael Davis, 45, of Maplewood, Roshana Kelson, 30, of Paterson, and Lance Fraser, 44, of Newark, according to Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino.

The three victims were found shot ...

New Tropical Smoothie Café Brings Healthy Option to Livingston Area

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Fresh-blended drinks and healthful meals have arrived in Livingston with the new Tropical Smoothie Café, officially open as of Monday at 280 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 102, in the Container Store complex between European Wax Center and Tempur-Pedic.

The café features an island-inspired atmosphere and is owned by local franchisees Chris and Wendy Strutt, ...

Two Arrested After 25-year-old Shot in the Abdomen in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 25-year-old Elizabeth man was shot in the abdomen in Montclair on Sunday night, Montclair Police reported. Two suspects were arrested in connection with the incident.

According to published reports, at approximately 10:53 p.m., a passerby reported to police that a male with a single bullet wound to the abdomen had been shot in the area of Planchet Drive in ...

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