Sheriff’s Office donates more than 600 turkeys to the needy

Sheriff’s Office donates more than 600 turkeys to the needy

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly 600 turkeys and hundreds of other food items filled more than 10 trucks, SUVs and vans as the Essex County Sheriff’s Office completed its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for the needy and homeless. This is the 30th year that Sheriff Armando Fontoura and officers have worked with the community for this […]

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Celebrate the holiday season by participating in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year, the tour includes 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The self-guided house tours will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, […]

Allegations of abuse at Essex County Jail deemed unfounded by ECPO

Allegations of abuse at Essex County Jail deemed unfounded by ECPO

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced Nov. 26 that the Professional Standards Bureau of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, more commonly known as the Internal Affairs Unit, has concluded that claims made by two ICE detainees that they were abused while in custody at the Essex County Jail were not […]

NJ Transit launches new online performance dashboard

NJ Transit launches new online performance dashboard

NEWARK, NJ — As part of NJ Transit’s commitment to improving service and transparency, and in support of Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 80, NJ Transit has launched a new Progress by the Numbers performance dashboard at njtransit.com/performance, according to a Nov. 26 press release. The dashboard contains industry-standard metrics for on-time performance, mechanical […]

Freeholders honor local servicemen at Veterans Day celebration

Freeholders honor local servicemen at Veterans Day celebration

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently held its 2019 Veterans Celebration at the Hall of Records, honoring the patriotism and sacrifice of the men and women who have served the United States, and recognizing specific veterans of Essex County for their service. The Freeholders presented the honorees with framed commendations, […]

Mental Health Association celebrates diamond anniversary

Mental Health Association celebrates diamond anniversary

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Seventy-five years ago, Clifford Beers was released from the hospital after suffering from a mental illness and founded the New Jersey Mental Hygiene Association, which aims to improve treatment for mental illnesses in hospitals. Beers’ organization still exists, but under a different name; the Mental Health Association in New Jersey is […]

Drug bust recovers semiautomatic handgun and $3300 in illegal drugs

Drug bust recovers semiautomatic handgun and $3300 in illegal drugs

NEWARK, NJ — As part of an on-going investigation into drug trafficking in Newark’s South Ward, a semiautomatic handgun and more than $3,300 in illegal narcotics were seized Nov. 19 as Essex County sheriff’s detectives arrested two adult men and a male juvenile, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Armando Fontoura […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of NJ honor South Orange woman

Boys & Girls Clubs of NJ honor South Orange woman

CLIFTON, NJ — Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey’s fall celebration honored South Orange resident Ann Burke, formerly of Wakefern Food Corporation, who for more than a decade has served as a champion of Boys & Girls Clubs youth. She has demonstrated tremendous commitment to supporting Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey through […]

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