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Newark Cop Convicted For Fatally Shooting Man Outside Union Bar
UNION, NJ — The off-duty Newark Police Officer whofatally shot a Piscataway man outside of a Union County bar in May2016 has been convicted of reckless manslaughter, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced.
Essex County July 4th Fireworks, Music And More: 2018 Guide
ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Looking for a fireworks display to help celebrate Independence Day 2018 in Essex County, New Jersey? Patch has you covered.
County’s Free Summer Concert Series Launches June 22 with NJ Symphony Performance
MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - When the first two concerts of the outdoor series feature The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) and a Led Zeppelin tribute band, concertgoers know that they are in for an eclectic summer of live music.
Major Neptune-Based Drug Ring Busted, Over $300K in Drugs Seized by Authorities
FREEHOLD, NJ — A Neptune Township-based drug ring that was moving a kilogram of cocaine and 10,000 bags of heroin a week has been busted by authorities after a five-month investigation, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.Dubbed “Operation Undertow,” the investigation led by the pro
Principal during Paterson Eastside High basketball recruiting scandal retiring at end of June
“Her accomplishments overshadow that issue,” said mayor-elect Andre Sayegh, a former school board member. “She’s always put the best interests of Paterson students first. You’d be hard-pressed to question her passion for Paterson students.”
Rahway Resident Among Arrested During Drug Bust; Guns Confiscated
NEWARK, NJ - Rahway residentParris Russ and Darryl Dancy of Hillside were apprehended on Tuesday when the Essex County Narcotics Task Force made arrests related to drug and weapons offenses, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino.
Free boxing gym for Newark's youth
NEW JERSEY (FOX5NY.COM)- In the back of the Sharpe James Recreation Center in Newark, New Jersey, is a special place. It is theIronbound Boxing Academy, a nonprofit boxing gym that provides free recreation to kids in the city.
New Asian Culture Club at West Orange High School a success - Essex News Daily
Photo Courtesy of WOSD-1- Tanveer Qureshi, in the blue jacket, with members of the Asian Culture Club
Authorities Offer $20K Reward for Information on 2017 Murder of Maplewood Grandmother - The Village Green
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program has increased the reward from up to $10,000 to up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of
Newark’s homeless residents protest against looming closure of emergency shelter
NEWARK — The size of the homeless population in Newark, New Jersey, the state’s largest city, may pale in comparison to the tens of homeless men and women currently living in New York City’s homeless shelters.
Man Molested Patient At Jersey City Medical Center, Police Say
JERSEY CITY, NJ — A judge decided this week to keep a Jersey City man in jail after he was charged with sneaking into the room of an 80-year-old female patient at the Jersey City Medical Center on June 6, and sexually molesting her.
Newark cop who shot man after off-duty bar fight convicted of manslaughter
"He went out in cuffs, just like he should have," said Gaffney's mother, Judy Valdes, shortly after the verdict. "He's behind bars where he belongs. ... Justice has prevailed."
Elementary school aide masturbated in front of students and filmed it, cops say
The aide, 21-year-old Kenneth Palmer of Randolph, who worked at Jefferson Elementary School, was scheduled for a court appearance Monday morning but the hearing was adjourned until next month.
Creative Paterson Day 2: Renaming Paterson’s Neighborhoods
PATERSON, NJ-Just over a month after voters went to the polls to elect a new mayor and three members of the city council, some community stakeholders spent part of their day Tuesday discussing ways to change the conversation about how the various sections of Paterson are recognized.
Recognitions abound at West Orange High School Music Awards - Essex News Daily
Students were recognized for their efforts, successes and contributions in orchestra, chorus, step, regional bands, ninth-grade band, concert band, symphonic winds, wind ensemble, marching band and winter color guard.
Two flee on bike after stabbing, cops say
Angelo Jimenez-Vargas is charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and conspiracy in connection to the June 8 incident, according to a criminal complaint.
Long-delayed medical marijuana dispensary finally opens in N.J.'s most populated region
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Essex County 911: Fatal Fire|'Bomb In House'|Impersonating Cops
ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Find out why those sirens were wailing. Check out these recent police, fire and EMS stories in Essex County (click headline to read).
Newark Schools Closing Early Due To 'Extreme Heat': 6/18
NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Public School District will dismiss students early on Monday in an effort to beat the sweltering heat, which was predicted to reach as high as 95 degrees.
National Gun Violence Awareness Day observed at OPA - Essex News Daily
Photo by Chris SykesRutgers University Male Student Support Program at Orange Preparatory Academy Coordinator Reggie Miller, center, sits with a few of his former Brotherhood program students and a recent resident from Montclair, left, on Friday, June 2, during the third annual National Gun Violence