Authorities investigate fatal shooting in Newark, NJ

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on April 30 that authorities are investigating a shooting homicide in Branch Brook Park in Newark. Shortly after noon on April 30, officers from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office received reports of an unresponsive male in a gazebo […]

Law enforcement seizes 25 pounds of marijuana

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Two suspects were arrested on the afternoon of May 2 and more than 25 pounds of marijuana and $60,000 in cash were recovered by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and police officers from Belleville and Bloomfield. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the task force conducted a […]

West Orange shakes its shamrocks at 2019 parade

West Orange shakes its shamrocks at 2019 parade

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade was a smashing success for the 68th year in a row. Though it was raining, that did not deter the West Orange community from showing its Irish pride. This year the parade was led by Grand Marshal Carol Sharkey-Corcoran, who followed in her parents’ […]

Law enforcement arrests five on weapons, narcotics charges

EAST ORANGE / NEWARK, NJ — In two separate arrests, a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and officers from the Newark and Bloomfield police departments took five suspects into custody on weapons and narcotics charges, according to a Feb. 26 release from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office. According to Sheriff […]

County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With 88,397 visitors, the 12th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo collected more than 13.5 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys for those in need. “It is humbling to see the large number of items dropped off at the Holiday Lights Spectacular to assist the less […]

Sheriff’s Dept. removes 4 guns from county drug trade

NEWARK, NJ — For the fourth time in 10 days, on Jan. 23, the Essex County Sheriff’s Bureau of Narcotics took a gun used in the drug trade off the streets of the city. Detectives took two handguns off suspected drug dealers, a third gun used as a “community gun” by gang members, and a […]

2019 deer management program begins this month in reservations

2019 deer management program begins this month in reservations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has released the plans for the 2019 Essex County Deer Management Program in South Mountain and Hilltop reservations. This is the 12th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. “Controlling the population by removing deer from South Mountain […]

DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and Essex County Surrogate Alturrick Kenney were sworn into office during an afternoon inauguration ceremony at Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology on Wednesday, Jan. 2. DiVincenzo was sworn into his fifth term as executive, Fontoura his 10th term as […]

Crips member sentenced to 35 years for murder, attempted murder

NEWARK, NJ — A member of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips was sentenced Dec. 7 to 35 years in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy that included a double murder, a separate attempted murder and conspiring to distribute heroin, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Ahmad Manley, aka “Fresh” and “Moddy G,” 32, […]

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