State launches 2022 ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt campaign

State launches 2022 ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt campaign

TRENTON, NJ — As fatal crashes continue to climb in New Jersey, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety announced the start of New Jersey’s annual “Click it or Ticket” enforcement mobilization targeting drivers and passengers who don’t buckle up. This year, a record 145 law enforcement agencies have […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, the Essex County Division of Community Health and Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day […]

State kicks off distracted-driving awareness campaign and crackdown

State kicks off distracted-driving awareness campaign and crackdown

TRENTON, NJ — Kicking off National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety recently announced the results of a 2021 study, which found that, at any given time, one in five drivers on selected high-crash corridors in New Jersey were driving while distracted. […]

Nutley substitute teacher arrested for lewd behavior in the classroom

Nutley substitute teacher arrested for lewd behavior in the classroom

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley Police Director Alphonse Petracco and Chief Thomas Strumolo announced the arrest of Richard Dunn, 58, of Nutley, in a March 15 press release. According to Strumolo, Dunn, a Nutley High School substitute teacher, had been under investigation for the previous week for allegations of inappropriate behavior while teaching class on March […]

Nutley Police Department affirms that public safety is always a priority

Nutley Police Department affirms that public safety is always a priority

NUTLEY, NJ — In 1972, author David Franke published a book called “Safe Places.” The book’s description reads: “First-hand research provides the basis for this selection of 110 ‘safe places’ to live in the U.S., including a variety of communities representing all regions and featuring information on real estate values, taxes, and medical and educational […]

Nutley police arrest man for killing his mother-in-law

Nutley police arrest man for killing his mother-in-law

NUTLEY, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Nutley Police Chief Thomas J. Strumolo announced Dec. 15 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Nutley Police Department are investigating the murder of Barbara Ann Bezzone, 84, of Nutley. On Tuesday, Dec. 14, at approximately 8:21 p.m., […]

Nutley Township recognizes officers, citizens for saving trapped driver

Nutley Township recognizes officers, citizens for saving trapped driver

NUTLEY, NJ — At the Nov. 30 Nutley Township Board of Commissioners meeting, the township officially recognized Nutley Police Sgt. Christopher D’Alessio, Officer Steve Rogers, Officer Christopher Bassani, Officer Ryan Mulligan, and citizens William Dinnerstein and Ivan Viana for their brave actions in rescuing a driver who was trapped in a submerged vehicle in the […]

‘Click It or Ticket’ crackdown encourages drivers, passengers to wear seat belts

TRENTON, NJ — As New Jersey begins to reopen ahead of the busy summer travel season, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety announced the upcoming launch of a statewide seat belt enforcement campaign aimed at promoting safe travels on New Jersey roadways. Starting Monday, May 24, and running through […]

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, the Essex County Division of Community Health, and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual Drug Take Back […]