NJDOT receives federal grant to help reduce crashes, pedestrian fatalities

TRENTON, NJ — On July 11, New Jersey Department of Transportation announced receiving a grant from the Federal Highway Administration to develop a statewide “Proven Safety Countermeasures” workshop focusing on reducing intersection and pedestrian fatalities and serious crashes.  The approximately $16,000 grant, which is funded through FHWA’s Accelerating Safety Activities Program, will provide for three […]

Two women hit by car in crosswalk in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Jan. 30, at approximately 3:15 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Springfield Avenue at Burnett Avenue, according to a press release from the Maplewood Police Department. Upon police arrival, it was determined that two female pedestrians, one of whom is a Maplewood Township crossing guard, […]

Man wanted for hit-and-run that injured two women

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Jan. 17 that Nester Marin-Romaldo, 35, of Elizabeth, is wanted for a hit-and-run that resulted in serious injuries to two female pedestrians as they were leaving a local establishment. On Sunday, Jan. 6, at approximately […]

Fatal Millburn hit and run under investigation

MILLBURN, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Millburn Police Chief Brian Gilfedder announced Jan. 14 that the Millburn Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a fatal hit-and-run incident in Millburn that resulted in the death of 76-year-old Lynne Crow. On Tuesday, Jan. 8, Crow’s body was […]

Bloomfield resident dies after being struck by car

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel A. DeMaio announced Jan. 14 that the Bloomfield Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a fatal pedestrian incident. Patrick Forsyth, 59, of Bloomfield, was struck by a man driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck at […]

West Orange organization advocates for disabled

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Community activist Roz Moskovitz Bielski and the Pleasant Valley Civic Association in West Orange successfully advocated for the creation of a handicapped parking space in front of a group home on Pleasant Valley Way. The home is operated by Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey and serves six adults with developmental disabilities. […]

Freeholders approve resolution reducing the speed limit on PVW

WEST ORANGE, NJ — During its Wednesday, Dec. 19, meeting at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously approved a resolution consenting to the reduction of the speed limit on Pleasant Valley Way within the vicinity of West Orange High School and Kelly Elementary School. This resolution coincides […]

Elderly man dies after being struck by garbage truck

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced Dec. 7 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Newark Police Department are investigating a fatal pedestrian incident. A 72-year-old male was struck and killed in the vicinity of Lincoln Park and Pennsylvania Avenue by […]

Fatal pedestrian incident in Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Millburn Police Chief Brian Gilfedder announced Nov. 27 that the Millburn Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a fatal pedestrian incident that occurred the day before. At approximately 8:45 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, Virginia S. Thaler, 70, of […]

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