Essex County commemorates Memorial Day early at Veterans Memorial Park

Essex County commemorates Memorial Day early at Veterans Memorial Park

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, May 24, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted a Memorial Day ceremony at the Armed Forces Memorial in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park to commemorate Memorial Day. Laying a ceremonial wreath with the county executive were Deputy Chief of Staff William Payne; Commissioner Patricia Sebold; retired Navy and […]

Essex County celebrates Black History Month, honors local leaders

Essex County celebrates Black History Month, honors local leaders

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Feb. 16, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s annual Black History Month celebration. During the ceremony, the county executive presented the Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award to acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and the Essex County Coretta Scott King […]

Law enforcement professionals speak at town hall event related to safety in the Jewish community

Law enforcement professionals speak at town hall event related to safety in the Jewish community

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office held a virtual town hall event on Feb. 9 to address safety concerns in the Jewish faith-based community; acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and other ECPO employees discussed threat and risk assessments for Jewish houses of worship and took questions from audience members. […]

Search for missing East Orange teen continues, teen’s mom asks public for help

Search for missing East Orange teen continues, teen’s mom asks public for help

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange City Council, East Orange Mayor Ted Green and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi held a press conference on Friday, Nov. 5, with the family of missing 14-year-old Jashyah Moore, where they discussed efforts to find the teenager and the investigation into her disappearance. Since the teen’s disappearance, […]

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 […]

Public safety training facility constructed in response to recent gun violence

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II, and Newark Office of Violence Prevention and Trauma Recovery Director Lakeesha Eure addressed recent gun violence during the announcement on Tuesday, Aug. 31, of the construction of a state-of-the-art public safety training facility […]

Acting AG announces gun buybacks in Newark, East Orange, Paterson and Atlantic City

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — As part of comprehensive efforts to reduce gun violence, acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck recently announced gun buyback events to be held simultaneously in locations in Passaic, Essex and Atlantic counties. These events are being held in partnership with Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes, acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. […]

West Orange man arrested for child porn in statewide sweep

West Orange man arrested for child porn in statewide sweep

TRENTON, NJ — Former Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on July 14 the arrests of 31 individuals — including a West Orange man — who are charged with sexually exploiting children online. The 31 men were arrested in “Operation 24/7,” a collaborative operation launched to address the continued spike in reports of potential threats […]

County dedicates new justice building, statue of Martin Luther King Jr.

County dedicates new justice building, statue of Martin Luther King Jr.

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. officially dedicated the Essex County Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building and a new 22-foot statue of the civil rights leader on Thursday, June 17. The 150,000-square-foot building houses 11 new courtrooms for the Superior Court, Essex Vicinage, as well as new workspace for several […]