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Lion and Hyena Exhibit Opens at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

June 20, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – As part of the expansion of the African Adventure-themed area of the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, which already includes Masai giraffes, the new Ronald J. Mount Lion and Hyena Exhibit was officially opened on June 12 with a celebratory ribbon cutting hosted by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.

According to DiVincenzo, the exhibit is named after the late ...

Nutley Fire Truck Overturns on Chestnut Street Bridge over Third River in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - A Nutley Fire Department truck overturned on the Chestnut Street bridge over the Third River at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Saturday. The truck came to rest on its left side.

Officials on the scene were not able to comment on the situation or confirm what witnesses stated. When asked about injuries, firefighters on the scene stated they were not able to comment at ...

Essex County Dedicates Tom Fleming Sports Complex

BLOOMFIELD/MONTCLAIR, NJ –  The "Tom Fleming Athletic Complex" was recently dedicated in Essex County Brookdale Park by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. Tom Fleming, a Bloomfield native for whom the complex was dedicated, won the New York City Marathon twice and finished the Boston Marathon in second twice.

Fleming ...

Travel Ideas for Father's Day Weekend

TAPinto Travels

Father’s Day is Sunday and North Jersey is brimming with activities designed to honor all of the dads in our lives. Dad is guaranteed to love spending time with his family at any one of the area’s many festivals and fairs this coming weekend.

Tri-County Fair

Bring Dad to the fair this weekend and enjoy rides, carnival games, live music, and ...

Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A 73-year-old Montclair woman was fatally injured after being struck by a Ford Focus on Thursday night, police officials confirmed.

Lt. David O'Dowd of the Montclair Police Department has confirmed that the pedestrian was fatally hit by a motor vehicle around 9:14 p.m. on Grove Street in Montclair.

"The pedestrian, a 73-year-old ...

Murphy Celebrates Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Victory in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Phil Murphy claimed the 2017 Democratic nomination for governor in Newark on primary night, promising to both boost New Jersey and challenge President Donald Trump.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, who defeated Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli in the Republican primary, will face Murphy in the November general election.

"I reject completely the us-versus-them ...

Lieutenant Found Guilty in Ongoing Legal Battle with Borough of Caldwell

CALDWELL, NJ — In an ongoing lawsuit between Caldwell Lt. Michael Geary and the Borough of Caldwell, which recommended a suspension of 36 hours for insubordination and conduct unbecoming of a superior officer, Lt. Geary was found guilty of these charges on Tuesday by Hearing Officer Raymond Hayducka.

In August 2016, Caldwell Chief of Police James Bongiorno and Detective Sgt. Brad ...

Celestina Ando Photography Officially Opens in Montclair

Montclair, NJ­– The North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) held a ceremonious ribbon cutting on Thursday May 25 to mark the official grand opening of Celestina Ando Photography. Located on the second level of 7th Park Street, the studio overlooks the busy streets of Montclair.            

Celestina Ando was previously an accountant before leaving ...

Hodari, Beloved Giraffe at Turtle Back Zoo Has Died

West Orange, NJ - Hodari, one of the giraffes at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo died during a medical procedure this afternoon. Hodari was one of four giraffes in the zoo's African Adventure area.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Hodari. On behalf of Turtle Back's staff, we cannot express how great this loss is," Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. said.

Newark Airport Shuts Down Temporarily Due to Airplane Engine Fire

NEWARK, NJ – Newark Liberty International Airport shut down the airport at approximately 9:00 p.m. Tuesday evening due to an apparent engine fire of a plane as it was preparing for flight. According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, emergency response teams are at the scene and no injuries have been reported.

According to news sources, the right engine of United flight ...

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