Nutley High School Closes After Security Threat Friday

February 16, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Essex County Sheriff's Office confirmed to TAPinto Nutley that the bomb disposal unit was parked in front of Nutley High School Friday afternoon.

Members of the Essex County Sheriff's Office are working with the Nutley Police Department as the investigation following the Instagram incident continues. The bomb disposal unit conducted a sweep of the school ...

Essex Environmental Commission Honored for Winning Achievement Award

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently honored the Essex County Environmental Commission, recipient of an Environmental Achievement Award granted by the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC), during a special presentation at the Hall of Records in Newark.

As one of six local environmental commissions awarded, the Essex County ...

10-year-old Verona Chef Kicks It Up a Notch in the Kitchen

VERONA, NJ - A 10-year-old chef is cooking up a little magic in Verona, or as he calls it, “Saucery.”  

A “foodie” since birth, Connor Barshay has a sophisticated palate for one so young, with a love for salty, sour and savory flavors—preferring pickles, olives and cheeses over cake, candy and other sweets. His favorite food accompaniment, hey ...

Essex County to Host Public Meeting on Turtle Back Zoo Master Plan

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The County of Essex and County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. will host a public meeting about the Master Plan being created for Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, with the purpose of gathering input from community members about what improvements they would like to see at the zoo.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Essex County South Mountain ...

Essex County Man Charged with Wire Fraud

NEWARK N.J. – A Nutley man, who worked as a loan officer with a mortgage company, was charged last week with using fraudulent documents to deceive his employer into approving a loan, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Richard Patino, 42, was charged by complaint with one count of wire fraud. He made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy Waldor in Newark ...

Victim Identified in Fatal Shooting on Ampere Parkway Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio assure residents that there is no reason to believe further violence will occur in the area following the shooting death on Ampere Parkway this evening. DeMaio confirmed that this was a targeted shooting. 

At approximately 7 p.m. Saturday evening, the first reports ...

Did Essex County’s Resident Groundhog See His Shadow?

WEST ORANGE, NJ – When Essex Ed, Turtle Back’s resident groundhog at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, made his annual weather forecast, he did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day, meaning that warmer spring weather will arrive earlier.

According to folklore, if it’s cloudy when the groundhog emerges from its burrow, winter-like weather will soon end. If it’s sunny and ...

United Airlines Responds to Dexter the Peacock Incident at Newark Airport

NEWARK, NJ — In response to a United Airlines incident regarding the viral sensation surrounding “Dexter the Peacock,” an emotional support animal that was denied access at Newark Liberty Airport, United Airlines spokesperson Andrea Hiller provided the following statements on the peacock and on emotional support ...

Reports: GOP Rep. Frelinghuysen Not Running for Re-Election

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Longtime U.S. Representative and Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11) has announced that he will not seek re-election this year, according to multiple media reports.

Facing a spirited challenge in the upcoming general election, Rep. Frelinghuysen's announcement comes during a tumultuous time for the New Jersey Republican Party, with ...

Essex County Freeholders Honor Legacy of Former Gov. Brendan Byrne

NEWARK, NJ – During a special presentation at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County
Board of Chosen Freeholders honored the life and leadership of the late Brendan Byrne,
former New Jersey Governor.

Gov. Byrne was born in Orange and grew up in West Orange in a Roman Catholic
family with deep Irish roots. His father, Francis Byrne, served for 15 years on the
municipal ...

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