Essex County News

January 17, 2019

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Tuesday, Jan. 22, due to extreme cold weather and cold in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday. When a Code Blue is declared, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an apparent suicide that occurred in the Bloomfield Police Department overnight on Tuesday.  The preliminary investigation indicates that retired Newark Police Lt. Patrick Montella shot himself in the Bloomfield Police ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A budget of $761.6 million has been presented in Essex County in an effort to stabilize the county’s financial plan and address the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions. According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., who presented the proposed ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair police have located a suspect accused of attempting to give an 11-year-old girl a ride, according to officials. On Jan. 2 around 7 a.m., an 11-year-old reported to police that she was approached by an unidentified male in a vehicle, at the corner of Alexander Avenue and ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Millburn police have since determined that the woman was the victim of a hit and run. Anyone with information is asked to contact the traffic bureau at 973-564-7757. SHORT HILLS, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor's Office (ECPO) confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that the body of a ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair police are in search of a suspect accused of attempting to give an 11-year-old girl a ride on Wednesday morning, officials say. According to reports, the incident occurred on Jan. 2 at approximately 7 a.m., when an 11-year-old girl was approached by an unidentified male ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After surviving a ruptured aneurysm and fully recovering without the permanent damage that is common among survivors, 20-year-old Livingston resident Justin Gelman immediately knew he had to use his second chance at life to help others who face similar situations. Gelman, whose ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After nearly a year in business, the embattled Dairy Air ice cream company, has permanently closed its doors. Located at 521 Bloomfield Ave, Dairy Air came under fire for having, what residents called, a "sexualized" logo.  Shortly after opening in 2017, the ice cream ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After nearly a year in business, the embattled Dairy Air ice cream company has permanently closed its doors. Located at 521 Bloomfield Ave., Dairy Air came under fire for having what residents called a "sexualized" logo.  Shortly after opening in 2017, the ice cream ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Officers of the Bloomfield Police Department responded to Spring Street after 8 p.m. on Thursday after reports of shots fired in the area. Police blocked Spring Street from the intersection of Spring and Division Street south. (Spring Street runs from St. Valentine's Church to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After shots were fired on Bloomfield Avenue near the area of Mission Street on Saturday, police are searching for the man accused of attempted murder among other charges.  Chaos erupted, and a man, hit by a bullet, ran into a local business and collapses on the floor. At ...

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ROSELAND, NJ – The public is invited to participate in Essex County’s annual 2018 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center by entering their best gingerbread houses in a variety of categories. The free competition encourages have fun over the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The victim in Monday morning's fatal stabbing in Montclair has been identified. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Tuesday that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Law enforcement officials have confirmed the fatal stabbing of a female victim in Montclair on Monday. The exact location and details surrounding the homicide have not yet been released, as this story is developing.  However, eyewitnesses reported seeing police bring someone in a ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Congresswoman-Elect Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran, made her first public appearance since winning the election in New Jersey’s 11th District at the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance on Wednesday at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark. During the ceremony, ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 22 has been captured in Cuba, police officials announced on Wednesday. According to published reports, James Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela Bledsoe. During ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police shut down the upper part of Bloomfield Avenue near the vicinity of Montclair Kimberley Academy on Wednesday morning due to a pedestrian fatality, reports say. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is currently investigating the accident, in which, an adult male ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – In response to the deadliest attack on Jews in United States history, more than 2,200 people from throughout northern and central New Jersey came together at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston on Sunday to mourn the deaths of 11 people who were murdered at the Tree of Life ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Law enforcement officials are searching for a 55-year-old attorney suspected of fatally shooting his child's mother, 44-year-old Angela Bledsoe. Authorities are charging James R. Ray, III, with murder and weapons offenses.  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A suspect was arrested and taken into custody on Saturday in connection with the sexual assault and home invasion that occurred in Maplewood on Tuesday, Oct. 16, according to a statement from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Maplewood Police Chief Jim ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a second public meeting held in Livingston last week to discuss the current plans for how to spend the $1 million currently allotted toward the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) in Livingston, some of the priorities, such as improving the safety and ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosector's Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the home invasion and sexual assault of a woman on Tuesday in Maplewood, according to a press release on Wednesday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ — A vehicle traveling through Nutley crashed into a home on Tuesday afternoon around 4:15 p.m. According to people living in the area, the Nutley Police Department, Nutley Fire Department, and Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad "responded in minutes." The home is located on ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The 51-year-old man who was struck and killed on South Orange Avenue on Friday evening has been identified as John Peebles of Newark, according to Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz and Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II. At approximately 11:16 p.m., ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn on Friday, Sept. 28, making the ticket's owner the winner of the Jersey Cash 5 $166,600 Jackpot, according to a press release from NJ Lottery. The winning ticket was sold at the Quick Chek location at 1545 Springfield Ave. in ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In collaboration with local artist Ryan Zorad, Main Street New Jersey and the European company SprayPrinter, which uses special technology to create murals that celebrate downtowns and local artists, the Downtown West Orange Alliance (DWOA) has turned the bare walls of two Main ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 8-year-old Niyad Robinson, of Newark.  He was last seen in East Orange on Sunday, Sept. 16 around 2:54 p.m. in the area of William Street and North Grove Street wearing black pants, a white T-shirt and black ...

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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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