Essex County News

May 5, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County Vaccination Centers, including Kmart at 235 Prospect Avenue in West Orange and Essex County College at 177 West Market Street in Newark, are now open for walk-in appointments from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday to anyone who resides, works or attends school ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Lisa Sanders, an artist with two permanent pieces in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in South Mountain Reservation, has been appointed as Artistic Director/Curator of the park. She replaces Tricia Zimic who served in the position for ten years. Sanders holds an MFA from The ...

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The latest COVID-19 statistics show that the number of cases is slowly decreasing. A little more than 3 million New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated, which is almost half of the 6.9 million adults. The state's objective is to vaccinate 70%, or 4.7 million, residents by June 30.  Another 4.2 ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Essex County will host its annual Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on May 1. The event is sponsored by the County of Essex and the Essex County Utilities Authority. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Essex County residents may drop ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Here is the upcoming schedule of Coronavirus testing sites sponsored by Essex County; the tests are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or call 973-877-8456. Tuesday, April 6, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The trees are beginning to bloom at Essex County’s Branch Brook Park just in time for the 43rd annual Cherry Blossom Festival—an Essex County tradition that highlights the blooming season of the 5,000 Cherry Blossom trees. “We have the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in ...

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According to Governor Philip Murphy's office, vaccine eligibility will be expanded on April 5th. The following groups are eligible: Age 55+ Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities Higher education educators and staff Librarians and library ...

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Essex County, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Board of County Commissioners will present a special Spring Holiday Emergency Food Distribution Event to help families negatively impacted by the Coronavirus. There will be 1,000 frozen turkeys and boxes of ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will present an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, March 25 at Essex County Hendricks Field Golf Course in Belleville to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Residents will receive one box of non-perishable food items. It will ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — During the German City of Frankfurt am Main’s first-ever Mayors Summit Against Anti-Semitism—a live virtual event held on Tuesday in conjunction with the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) in order to “empower the world’s brightest municipal and local leaders to come together to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Three Essex County men admitted conspiring to defraud two banks of $250,000 using stolen credit cards and blank checks, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today. Alexander Varice, 22, and Dashawn Duncan, 27, both of South Orange, and Nasheed Jackson, 24, of ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Federal Court against the Montclair School District after teachers and staff refused to return to in-person instruction, according to documents. Eight families filed last week, after retaining attorney Keri Donohue Avellini. Avellini is ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County has canceled all COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Monday Feb. 22 due to lack of vaccines.  Residents with appointments for Feb. 22, will have those appointments rescheduled for some time next week. Appointments for Sat. Feb. 20 and Sun. Feb 21 were canceled ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has canceled all first dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Sunday Feb. 21 due to lack of vaccines.  Residents with fist dose appointments for Feb. 21, will have those appointments rescheduled for some time next week. Appointments for Sat. Feb. 20 were ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – What a difference a day makes. Or two.  After the mix of sleet, ice, and a lot of rain from the Monday night storm, we got to enjoy a beautiful day on Tuesday to allow a lot of the existing snow to melt away. This was a wonderful hint of warmer early spring days ahead.  Not so ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — A 34-year-old Morristown resident who has been heavily involved in the Livingston Soccer Club over the last several years and most recently served as a volunteer coach at Livingston High School in the fall of 2020 has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The latest in the series of storms on what has previously been dubbed a conveyor belt will be making its appearance on Saturday evening.  The latest models have all come into agreement that the coastal low will form in the Mid-Atlantic region and track up the New Jersey coast ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston has been abuzz over the last week as news of the potential closing of Kings Food Market at 255 S. Livingston Avenue spread throughout the community, but the outpouring of support from residents and township officials has led the new owners to confirm ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Dr. Steven Arsht, a Livingston resident and orthopedic surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, was so overcome with emotion when he received his first COVID-19 vaccination that it led to the establishment of a new social media campaign intended to encourage others to get ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – For the second time in a week, a significant to major snowstorm seems poised to hit New Jersey.  This time, the confluence of two systems, one that is streaking through from the conveyor belt pattern from the Northwest through the Midwest, down to the Ohio Valley, and then merging ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Following a public declaration of the intent to file a lawsuit against the Montclair Education Association (MEA) on their refusal to return to in-person learning, the 1000-member union has fired back against the Montclair School District. On Tuesday, Superintendent Jonathan Ponds ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After the area was blanketed by well over a foot of snow on Monday, Essex County's resident groundhog delivered some potential good news for winter weary residents. Essex Ed, the groundhog at Turtle Back Zoo, made his annual weather predication on Tuesday, Feb. 2, which is ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The first flakes of the monster storm have arrived in south and central New Jersey.  It will be very light to flurries for most of the day and early evening before exploding into blizzard conditions for the majority of New Jersey through Tuesday morning. As noted previously, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – After two years of little to no snow, mother nature has said enough is enough.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for all but the farthest northern counties of New Jersey, and it is likely to encompass the entire state by the time the first flakes ...

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VERONA, NJ — Catholic Schools Week begins Sunday, Jan. 31 and runs through Feb. 6. Our Lady of the Lake School in Verona has a full week of activities and events lined up to mark the occasion. The school will hold its annual Open House virtually at 3 p.m. on Jan. 31 to kick off the week. The ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced Monday that he will seek re-election for an 11th term. Fontoura, a 24-year veteran of the Newark Police Department, assumed office in 1990 and is currently the longest-serving sheriff in Essex County history and is the dean of the New ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — A Fairfield woman who documented her activity on her Facebook page has been charged after an FBI investigation with taking part in the attack on the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago. Rasha N. Abual-Ragheb was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with unlawful entry and violent ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Here is the upcoming schedule of coronavirus testing sites sponsored by Essex County, offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or call 973-877-8456. Upcoming testing locations are as follows: Tuesday, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Benjamin Avrut, 35, of Maplewood, has been arrested and charged with the murder of his mother.  Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul and Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II made the announcement today as part of the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Fire Department responded to two fires within the span of 12 hours, officials confirm. The first fire took place Wednesday night, Dec. 23, and the second on Thursday morning. With the support of surrounding fire departments, both fires were extinguished in a few short ...

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