Essex County News

September 13, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a house fire at 10 Nelson Place in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, with Maplewood firefighters responding to a report of smoke at the home at about 3:20 a.m., according to a statement from Maplewood Fire Department Chief Michael R. Dingelstedt. The first arriving ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A Seton Hall University student has died from injuries sustained from falling off the campus' parking deck on Tuesday, according to a letter to the school community from the University's Interim President, Mary Meehan, on Tuesday afternoon. Meehan later identified the student as ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After being missing for four days following a multi-vehicle crash on Thursday near Okner Parkway on Route 10, a Livingston family’s beloved dog Roxie finally appeared on National Dog Day Sunday morning and is healthy despite some minor bumps and bruises. Nicole and Marco ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two Montclair residents were robbed at gunpoint in two separate incidents, as they walked through Montclair on Sunday, according to Montclair Police officials.  At approximately 6:30 p.m., a 64-year-old Montclair man was approached by a dark-colored SUV as he walked along ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic on Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to officials. Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston-area residents are mourning the loss of Isabella Brodsky, 17, and Matthew Poole, 18, two rising Livingston High School seniors who unexpectedly died on Tuesday night after swimming in Ramapo Lake in Oakland with their friends. “On behalf of the town council, the town ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston played host to more than 800 economically disadvantaged children from throughout Essex County last weekend as they shopped for school supplies at the National Council of Jewish Women Essex County (NCJW/Essex) chapter’s 10th annual ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters in Newark, according to one of two ordinances approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing in the area of Miller Street on Monday at 10:49 p.m. The suspect is currently at large, according to police.  Officers arrived to find that a 48-year-old Montclair man had been stabbed and already transported to ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Rain didn't stop the first ever national Myastenia Gravis (MG) Walk in New Jersey at Brookdale Park last month. MG is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes severe muscle weakness and can impact a person's ability to see, smile, walk, talk and breathe. In MG, the ...

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ROSELAND, NJ – The public can experience the “Butterfly Tent Safari” at the Essex County Environmental Center. The Butterfly Tent Safari is an interactive display where visitors can observe hundreds of butterflies while walking through a tent. It will be held as ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a two-vehicle accident early Friday morning at the intersection of Parker Avenue and North Terrace, resulting in an overturned vehicle and several injuries. Firefighters extricated one person who was trapped inside the vehicle. This was the second time a vehicle has ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Lavelle Davis, 38, of Galloway and Jimmy Mays, 35, of Egg Harbor Township, were sentenced to more than 100 years in New Jersey State Prison for murdering three people in Maplewood in 2017, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino. Laurino announced on Wednesday ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company LLC will hold a public hearing on Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. at West Essex High School for the proposed Gateway Expansion Project, which the Roseland Borough Council publicly opposed with a resolution and which Essex County Executive Joseph ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ — A Fairfield man died on early Sunday morning following a head-on crash on Route 80 in Woodland Park, according to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes. The victim was identified as Rocco Donatiello, 29, who died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash, she ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A former Jefferson Elementary School paraprofessional has been charged with criminal behavior believed to be related to lewd photos of students at the school that were found on his cell phone after he was arrested in Morris County on an unrelated sexual charge. It also appears ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - An arrest has been made in connection with the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Akirah Townes in Montclair Friday morning, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti have announced. An investigation by detectives from the Essex County ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Law enforcement officials are investigating a homicide that occurred in Montclair on Friday morning, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti. The Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Middlesex County Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a roundtable discussion on Monday with criminal justice reform advocates and formally incarcerated women to discuss legislation Lopez and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle are introducing, modeled ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Using the tennis courts in Essex County Irvington Park as the backdrop, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced last week that the tennis courts in Irvington Park and Weequahic Park, and the basketball courts in Ivy Hill Park and Monte Irvin Orange Park will receive ...

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