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Essex County News

February 2, 2024

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Lady Edwina of Essex, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s resident groundhog, did not see her shadow during Turtle Back’s Annual Groundhog Day celebration on Friday and is predicting an early spring, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. announced Friday morning.  During the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- During last week's town council meeting, members voted to approve an arrangement with North Caldwell in which West Orange will house lost/stray North Caldwell animals during 2024.  North Caldwell will pay West Orange $4,018 per year in two payments of $2,009. North Caldwell ...

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NEWARK, NJ — If you can wrangle a Halloween costume onto your canine (good luck with that one) you and your pooch could be in for a treat. Essex County has scheduled its annual “Strut Your Mutt” Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contests with the first of the three events to be held at the ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) extended the current heat advisory through Wednesday night.  A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for ...

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MONTCLAIR/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Essex County Utilities Authority (ECUA) will hold its fall Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Day on Saturday, October 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Essex County Fleet Management (Public Works), 99 W. Bradford Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ. The ECUA Household ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Funeral services for New Jersey Lt. Gov. Sheila Y. Oliver will be Saturday at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, where the Rev. Al Sharpton is to deliver her eulogy at the request of her family. The funeral will follow two days during which the lieutenant governor will lie ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Salvation Army Montclair Citadel opens a pay-what-you-can café, officials announced. Officials announced, "Coming this summer, a donate-as-you-can cafe right here in Montclair! Featuring an international menu of comfort foods. A Dumpling Diplomacy initiative, all proceeds will ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A 15-year-old West Side High School student, whose 2003 slaying prompted an outpouring of advocacy for the Essex County LGBTQ+ community, received posthumous honors this week. Sakia Gunn’s aunt Gail Guions and cousin Valencia Bailey accepted the honors on Gunn's behalf during the ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Pop music icon Frankie Valli returned to his boyhood home at Newark's Stephen Crane Village public housing project on Thursday, April 27, to have a street named in his honor, in an event witnessed by many from the old neighborhood.  "I remember growing up as a kid, and how tough ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The visit to Essex County College by His Majesty, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, Okyenhene, from the Ghanaian Akyem Abuakwa State on Friday, April 21, will not be forgotten by all who saw the awe-inspiring procession and heard the King’s words. The visit mixed both centuries old ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Police Chief and Essex County Police Chiefs’ Association President Phyllis Bindi joined 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 ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. was sworn into his sixth term as Essex County Executive on Tues. Jan 3. HE was sworn in by NJ State and Essex County Democratic Committee Chairman LeRoy Jones in the Essex County Martin Luther King, Jr. Justice Building in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Lion Den of Cub Scouts Pack 12 in Livingston recently gathered at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo with donations in hand for the county's annual collection of non-perishable food items, new unwrapped toys and gently used coats before visiting the Holiday Lights ...

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When Thomas Edison passed away on October 18, 1931, his death was not unexpected. The 84-year-old inventor had been in failing health for 10 days prior. He died in West Orange at his Llewellyn Park home and news of his death made headlines around the world. Following Edison’s death, he laid in ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – This Veterans Day, the Montclair Township Animal Shelter (MTAS) will be launching its first annual Pets for Veterans program, which will charge a $5 adoption fee for any shelter pet older than a year. This offer is open to active duty personnel and their immediate families, ...

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Mark Orenstein, who founded Mark & Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream with his wife Julie, passed away on Thursday, September 8. Mark & Julie’s Ice Cream has been a West Orange favorite since it opened on Pleasant Valley Road in 1994. Mark & Julie sold the shop to Mike and Bre Guerriero several ...

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West Orange, NJ — As New Jerseyans wait to hear who will win the Powerbowl Jackpot of $148,000,000 for this Saturday’s, September 3, drawing, a Lottery One player who purchased a ticket at the West Orange ShopRite chose four of five correct numbers for Wednesday’s Powerball draw, winning the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Plans are in place to transform the former Seth Boyden Court Housing Complex into a state-of-the-art film and television facility, a project officials are dubbing an “anchor” piece of a larger effort to revitalize the Dayton Street neighborhood in Newark’s South Ward. Newark ...

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