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Essex County News

May 18, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Plans are in place to transform the former Seth Boyden Court Housing Complex into a state-of-the-art film and television facility, a project officials are dubbing an “anchor” piece of a larger effort to revitalize the Dayton Street neighborhood in Newark’s South Ward. Newark ...

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A multiple-alarm fire destroyed a mix-use building at 235 Main Street in Orange yesterday. The outer shell of the structure is still standing, but its future now remains uncertain. The cause of the fire is under investigation and is believed to have started in a first-floor business. Several ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County residents ages 60 and older are invited to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2022 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. Those who submit entries by Monday, April 11, will be ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – After Monday’s southern storm, and the Wednesday morning icing issues all over state highways, attention now shifts to a focus on a likely statewide snowstorm during the overnight and daytime period between Thursday night and Friday. In what has become the classic winter ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A 36-year-old East Orange man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose following an incident in which he shot an off-duty West Orange police officer earlier this week, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — There was no hiding the excitement on Devian Parker-Rogers’ face when New York Giants star Evan Engram hopped on a Zoom call Thursday evening to announce that the Malcolm X Shabazz High School student was this year’s winner of the USA Football Heart of a Giant Award, a competition that ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The free Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange returns on Friday, Nov. 19, after a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Holiday Lights Spectacular is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 5 and will then be open ...

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EAST ORANGE, N.J. — Jamie Moore, the mother of a New Jersey teen who was missing for nearly a month, and found Thursday, was arrested.  The 39-year-old mother is being charged with of physical abuse and neglect, with two counts of second-degree child endangerment. Both 14-year-old JaShyah and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local followers of Livingston native Harlan Coben's works may notice some familiar locations featured in the upcoming adaptation of his 2011 novel “Shelter” if the pilot is determined to be successful. Throughout the day on Monday, when Livingston High School (LHS) students were ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, 25, of Orange has been sentenced to 160 years in prison after killing three women in Essex County in 2016, authorities announced on Wednesday. One of the three women was identified as Sarah Butler of Montclair, who attended the public school system, worked ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Just days after Essex County was excluded from federal assistance aimed to help residents recover from the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida to the dismay of area officials, it was announced on Friday that the county will now be included.  Essex, Hudson, Mercer and Union counties were ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — President Biden visited New Jersey and New York to see the damage Tropical Storm Ida unleashed. The President alongside the state's governors announced relief through FEMA. People in need, insured or not, can apply for assistance if they live in a county that has been "declared" ...

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West Orange, NJ — On Saturday, September 11, Essex County officials and residents will gather at 8 a.m. in Eagle Rock Reservation to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The 9/11 Memorial is located at the corner of Eagle Rock Avenue and Prospect Avenue in West ...

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Governor Murphy visited Millburn Friday morning and provided updates on New Jersey's response and intended support to local communities from Tropical Storm Ida. He toured downtown Millburn and spoke with business owners affected by the floods.  Ida caused major flooding and road closures in ...

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Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo issued this statement in response to rumors that animals have been removed from the Turtle Back Zoo due to Tropical Storm Ida: The social media message stating that animals have left Essex County Turtle Back Zoo is unequivocally false. Turtle Back is an ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines is now available at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) for any area residents considered to be moderately or severely immunocompromised and will also become available to this population at the Essex County Vaccination ...

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West Orange, NJ — In preparation of the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch throughout New Jersey. The storm is expected to hit Wednesday night into Thursday with heavy rainfalls equaling five inches, scattered thunderstorms and high ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Tropical Storm Henri is forecasted to affect local weather conditions from Saturday night through Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a tropical storm warning for Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A juvenile female died today on the train tracks west of the Maplewood NJ Transit station.  The non-revenue train X667 was en route to Dover from Penn Station New York; no passengers were aboard. The girl was struck and fatally injured at 12:15 p.m., confirmed Mariluz ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — As an incentive to get vaccinated, COVID-19 vaccinations will be given at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and anyone who gets their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine at the “I Got Vaccinated at Turtle Back Zoo!” will receive a voucher for one free admission to the zoo. This will ...

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Orange, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that Tristan Russo from West Orange caught the most fish in the Boys' Ages 11 to 15 Category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park in Orange on Tuesday, June 15th. He caught seven ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — All eyes are on the Essex County Sheriff primary race. Three Democratic candidates are on the ballot, but the main event seems to be between incumbent Democrat Sheriff Armando Fountoura on “Line A” and Democrat John Arnold on “Line C”.  Fountoura has been serving for over ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Board of County Commissioners will present an Emergency Food Distribution Event and COVID-19 Vaccination Event on Thursday, June 10, at Essex County West Side Park in Newark. Combining the two initiatives will ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to attend the 2021 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series. The free Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invite the public to participate in Essex County's 2021 Fishing Derbies. The free events will be held in six locations in the Essex County Park System. “Our ...

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