Seven-year-old victim in fatal Newark fire identified

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara announced April 8 that Sahir Hartfield, 7, died in a fire at 65 Astor St. in Newark on April 7. The fire was reported at approximately 4:47 a.m. It was brought under control at approximately 5:15 […]

Newark first responders salute health care workers

Newark first responders salute health care workers

NEWARK, NJ — Newark’s top brass came out in full force April 8 to honor the health care heroes at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Approximately 30 Newark Police officers accompanied by Chief of Police Darnell Henry and approximately 50 firefighters accompanied by Chief of Fire Rufus Jackson attended. Dozens of employees came out to […]

Victim identified in fatal Newark fire

NEWARK, NJ — Jorge Lemus, 58, of Newark died in a fire on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 388 Summer Ave. in Newark, according to an Oct. 7 press release from the county prosecutor’s office. The two-alarm fire broke out at approximately 5:54 a.m. The victim was located on the first floor and was pronounced dead […]

Authorities investigate fatal car crash in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose III announced that authorities are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Jan. 25. At approximately 5:20 a.m., Newark police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Bergen Street and Madison Avenue on reports of a […]

NJ Transit police to conduct emergency response drill on Newark Light Rail

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management, together with federal, state, county and local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, May 12, near the Newark Light Rail Atlantic Street station beginning at 8 a.m. The drill, which will gauge responses to a simulated transportation incident, will take […]

Kidde recalls fire extinguishers with plastic handles

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall for Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles due to discharge failure and nozzle detachment. This product recall involves two styles of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and plastic push-button fire extinguishers. This recall does not include Kidde Professional or Badger branded […]

Freeholders honor public safety professionals

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2017 Public Safety Professionals Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Hall of Records in Newark to commemorate fire officials, police officers and first responders in Essex County for their selfless service. Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake began the program with welcoming remarks, celebrating […]

Newark firefighters extinguish early morning fire

NEWARK, NJ — Firefighters extinguished a two-alarm fire in the North Ward on the morning of Friday, March 17. At approximately 2:50 a.m., firefighters responded to 315-321 Mount Prospect Ave. and observed smoke emanating from a business located on the ground floor of the building, which has addresses on both Mount Prospect Avenue and 2nd […]

Avalon Apts. go up in flames

Feb. 4 fire destroys incomplete sections of construction project on Boyden

Avalon Apts. go up in flames

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood firefighters rushed to Boyden Avenue in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 4, to battle a six-alarm fire raging at the Avalon Bay construction site. The fire took more than four hours to extinguish. According to the Maplewood Fire Department, at approximately 1:30 a.m. firefighters responded to the area along […]

Victim in fatal Newark fire identified

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Jan. 26 that the person who died in a fire on Friday, Jan. 20, in the 200 block of Eastern Parkway in Newark has been identified as Lateisha E. Blair, 26, of Newark. She was identified by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office using dental […]