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Girls Basketball: West Orange Rallies to Beat East Orange, 46-44, in Essex County Tournament

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The third-seeded West Orange girls basketball team overcame an early deficit and hung on for a 46-44 victory over sixth-seeded East Orange in the quarterfinal round of the Essex County Tournament on Saturday.


Devastating I-280 Car Crash Shuts Down Eastbound Lanes, Causes Severe Injuries in West Orange

New Jersey State Police are looking into a crash that closed several lanes on a NJ highway and severely injured one person to the hospital during the overnight hours. According to preliminary reports, the violent crash happened in the eastbound lanes of I-280 at Pleasant Valley Way just before 1:25


East Orange resident arrested for Possession of CDS

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Patrol Officer J. Garza observed a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant driving approximately 35 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone and conducted a motor vehicle stop on Wednesday, February 13 at 1:15 a.m.


N.J.’s governor promised to clear weed convictions. Here’s just how hard that will be.

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Man charged with threatening woman with gun on Valentine’s Day: police

JERSEY CITY – A man was arrested Valentine’s Day morning after threatening a woman with a gun, police said. Jahquell Carter, 23, was arrested and charged with weapons and terrorist threat offenses on Thursday around 1 a.m. at 99 Rutgers Ave., Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said.


East Orange (44) at West Orange (46), Essex County Tournament, Quarterfinals - Girls Basketball

Mya Bembry scored 18 points as third-seeded West Orange, No. 15 in the NJ.com Top 20, defeated sixth-seeded East Orange, 46-44, in the Essex County Tournament quarterfinals in West Orange.


Record-breaking low crime stats unveiled in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green, Public Safety Director Dominick Saldida and police Chief Phyllis Bindi hosted a press conference outside City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 5, to announce the city’s new crime statistics.


Winter Weather Advisory In 8 NJ Counties

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for eight New Jersey counties Sunday as snow and slick roads are expected this weekend. The winter weather advisory was issued for Sussex, Passaic, Bergen, western Essex, Morris, Somerset, Warren and Hunterdon counties. The advisory w


BREAKING NEWARK NJ: Three Shot, One Dead After Gunfire Erupts in Downtown Newark

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is headed to the scene of a shooting that has three people wounded with one of the victims dead at this time in downtown Newark. Details are swiftly developing but according to preliminary reports, multiple rounds of gunfire rang out near Lincoln Park at approxim


Irvington hosts grand opening of new Planet Fitness

IRVINGTON, NJ — When the new Planet Fitness in the Valley Plaza Mall had its grand opening and ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the site of the former Valley Fair shopping center on Chancellor Avenue, Mayor Tony Vauss and Genia Philip, the township’s director of Economic Development and Gran


7 Stories To Make You Smile In Essex County: Good News Roundup

The world can be a scary place. But it's also filled with humor, inspiration and beauty. Let's focus on that second part. Take a look at some recent good news stories in Essex County below. (Click the headlines to read).


Police believe man fatally stabbed both parents in New Jersey home; Family car found at ShopRite

ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey (WABC) -- A man was taken into custody Saturday after police believe he fatally stabbed both of his parents in their Bergen County, New Jersey home. Officials say the couple, identified as Edward Boduch, 71, and Miroslawa Potocka, 72, was stabbed to death by one of their sons i


Pope Expels Top NJ Priest Days After Child Sex Abuse List Release

Pope Francis expelled a top New Jersey Catholic church leader from the ministry on Saturday, just three days after a list was released showing nearly 200 priests who were credibly accused of child sex abuse.


Two men shot on city street, one fatally

Police are investigating a double shooting Friday night in the Lower Vailsburg section of Newark. Neal Jacobs, 32, of Newark, was shot on Lindsley Avenue, near Sunset Avenue. A second, unidentified man was also shot, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens and Newark Public Safety Director


What’s Happening Elizabeth: Events for the Week of February 18 through February 24

ELIZABETH, NJ – Here’s what’s happening in Elizabeth for the week of February 18 through February 24. City Hall will be closed in observance of George Washington’s Birthday.


‘Every Day People’ in village offices

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — At its opening on Feb. 7, “Every Day People: The Art of Cathleen McCoy Bristol” became the first exhibit to be displayed in the South Orange Village offices, and 18 paintings by the Maplewood artist now line the hallway. Each piece features people, some real, some from Bristol’s i


Officials Investigating After 7-Year-Old Girl Dies At New Jersey Motel

CARNEY’S POINT TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — An investigation is underway in Salem County after a child died at a motel. The 7-year-old girl suffered a cardiac arrest at the Friendship Motor Inn in Carney’s Point Township Friday night.


Report details ‘unsafe’ conditions at Newark detention center

The largest detention center for immigrants in the region is littered with "unsanitary and unsafe" conditions, according to a report released by the Department of Homeland Security.


WOCC celebrates town and its people

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual breakfast Feb. 6, celebrating local businesses and Mayor Robert Parisi’s State of the Town Address. The Employee of the Year Award was presented to Michael and Giuseppe Elifani, and the Citizen of the Year Award was presented to


UPDATE: Essex Prosecutor Confirms One Dead in Multiple Violent Friday Shooting Encounters in Newark

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has confirmed their involvement in several violent overnight shooting encounters that sent four people to the hospital with one of the victims suffering fatally.