2022 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series to take center stage

2022 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series to take center stage

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2022 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity. This year’s series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, five concerts in Brookdale Park, 12 concerts […]

Two arrested for Eagle Rock Reservation murder

Two arrested for Eagle Rock Reservation murder

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced May 11 that two men have been arrested and charged with the murder of Kelsey Steels, 31, of Bronx, N.Y., who was found dead from a gunshot wound at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange. Michael […]

Authorities investigate homicide at Eagle Rock Reservation

WEST ORANGE / MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of a still unidentified male, according to a March 5 press release from the ECPO.  The victim was found by hikers on March 4 on a hiking trail at Eagle Rock Reservation on the West […]

Serial killer from Orange sentenced to 160 years for killing three women

Serial killer from Orange sentenced to 160 years for killing three women

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Oct. 6 that convicted serial killer Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, now 25, of Orange, was sentenced to 160 years in prison for killing three young women and attempting to kill a fourth between August and November 2016. In December 2019, an Essex County jury convicted […]

Essex County remembers on 20th anniversary of 9/11

Essex County remembers on 20th anniversary of 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center with a ceremony at Eagle Rock Reservation, at which the names of the 57 county residents who died in the attacks were read. Among the speakers were Deborah Calimano, a flight attendant with United Airlines; […]

Essex County to remember 9/11 in 20th-anniversary ceremony

Essex County to remember 9/11 in 20th-anniversary ceremony

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. invites the public to attend the annual “Essex County Remembers,” a solemn ceremony at the Essex County Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial that will mark the 20th anniversary of the tragedies in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. In addition to coming to the […]

Fagan leads walking tour at the Eagle Rock Reservation

Fagan leads walking tour at the Eagle Rock Reservation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Township historian and author Joseph Fagan leads a history walking tour at the Eagle Rock Reservation on June 26. The free tours are open to the public and conducted under the auspices of the Essex County Department of Parks and Recreation. Fagan explained the history behind the 450-foot spiked […]

Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series returns for 2021

Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series returns for 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2021 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series will bring a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the Essex County Park System. This year’s free series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, five concerts in Brookdale Park, 12 concerts throughout the county, and two cultural festivals. […]

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