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1 hr ago | Patch.com

National Dance Week is only 1 week away.

Join Essex County as we kick off National Dance Week at the 4th Annual Essex County MetroWest Dance Festival-In Celebration of National Dance Week.

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5 hrs ago | Patch.com

Photo: Essex County Exec Presents South Orange Ave. Plan

Submitted by the county executive's office: On Monday, April 14, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced plans for the largest road improvement project undertaken by Essex County in the last generation - the $30 million reconstruction of South Orange Avenue to flatten the curves in the road, enhance motor vehicle safety and storm ... (more)

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Related Topix: South Orange, NJ

9 hrs ago | The Alternative Press

Police Departments Across Essex County to Participate in Take Back Drugs Day

On Saturday, April 26 , the Drug Enforcement Administration and police departments throughout Essex County will be participating in " Take Back Drugs.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Essex Fells, NJ, West Caldwell, NJ, Caldwell, NJ, North Caldwell, NJ

13 hrs ago | The Alternative Press

New Jersey State Troopers Will Attempt to Stem Tide of Newark Homicides

For the tens of thousands of commuters that work in Newark, the surge of homicides over the past year has not gone unnoticed.

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Related Topix: Newark, NJ, Cory Booker

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Local youth featured in spring concert at South Orange Performing Arts Center

The centeraA A s soloist contest held in January rewarded saxophonist Jessica Rossilli of Livingston and violinist Hank Mecinski of South Orange with solo spots in the concert.

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Related Topix: South Orange, NJ, Livingston, NJ, Orange, NJ, Symphony, Arts

Asbury Park Press

Man faces murder charges in Newark stabbing death

Murder charges have been filed in the case of a man found stabbed to death in an abandoned Newark home last weekend.

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Related Topix: Newark, NJ

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Hoboken school district sues to prevent bilingual charter school from expanding its ranks

The state has ordered that Essex County executive superintendent will rule on the contract for would-be Hoboken superintendent Dr. Mark Toback, shown above.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Hoboken, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Bloomfield official explains Public Works' functions

Residents gathered at Town Hall Wednesday night to hear a presentation from Anthony Nesto, Bloomfield's director of Public Works as he described the work he and his department do for the township.

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Related Topix: Bloomfield, NJ

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Hoping for a home in Essex County, April 17

Cinnamon is never one to turn down the chance to parade around town. This 7-year-old brown brindle Boxer/Pit Bull beauty is ready to show off her Easter finery.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Easter, Montclair, NJ

NorthJersey.com

NJ authorities search for family of North Jersey homeless man

Authorities in northern New Jersey are asking for the public's help in finding the family of a homeless man who was beaten to death on a northern New Jersey street.

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Related Topix: Irvington, NJ, Newark, NJ

The Item

Former Glen Ridge registrar pleads guilty to theft

Glen Ridge's former borough registrar admitted Thursday to stealing more than $80,000 in vital statistics fees over a three-year period.

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Related Topix: Glen Ridge, NJ, Montclair, NJ

NorthJersey.com

Top things to do this weekend in Southern Bergen County

Head to the 2014 38th Annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival, as Japanese cherry blossoms predominate among the more than 4,000 cherry blossom trees in the park.

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Related Topix: Bergen County, NJ, Belleville, NJ, Carlstadt, NJ, Rutherford, NJ, Symphony, Arts

The Item

Work begins on South Orange Avenue 'S curves'

When Essex County Freeholder Patricia Sebold spoke during a press conference this past Monday, she recalled when her daughter's friend died in a car crash while driving through the "S Curves" on South Orange Avenue about a decade ago.

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Related Topix: Freehold, NJ, Chris Christie, US Governors, Millburn, NJ, South Orange, NJ, Orange, NJ

Patch.com

Officials Celebrate Late Essex County Dem Chair

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. dedicated a bronze plaque honoring the life and legacy of the late Essex County Register and Essex County Democratic Committee Chairman Philip A. Thigpen on Wednesday, April 16. The plaque was placed on the promenade in the Essex County Government Complex in Newark to raise awareness about Thigpen's ... (more)

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Related Topix: Newark, NJ, Montclair, NJ

Patch.com

Local Entrepreneur Empowers Teen Girls in Essex County

With a mission to serve as a catalyst for teen girls in Essex County to embrace their natural beauty, Simeko Watkins-Hartley of Meko, New York Natural Hair Care Spa will host her second annual Born- To- Be a Natural Leader Teen Award Gala on April 19. Located in Newark, the gala is a culmination of a free 12-week workshop that teaches teen girls ... (more)

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Related Topix: Newark, NJ, Rutgers University

Patch.com

Photo: Essex County Student Wins Cherry Blossom Poster Contest

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. congratulates Mayara Chagas from Wilson Avenue School in Newark for winning the Essex County Cherry Blossom poster contest.

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Related Topix: Newark, NJ

Wed Apr 16, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Trial for man accused of Verona shooting death is close to an end

Defendant Tariq Kyam puts on headphones after he listens to opening arguments in his trial in NJ Superior Court Judge Michael Petrolle's courtroom April 1. Following the end of witness testimony, a jury is expected to decide next week whether a man accused of a 2009 Verona murder is guilty.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Verona, NJ, Kearny, NJ

Patch.com

Cops: Wayne Teen Broke Into Car, Led Police on Chase

A Wayne teenager who led cops on a brief foot chase through several Essex County backyards Wednesday was charged with breaking into a car, according to local police.

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Related Topix: Wayne, NJ, Caldwell, NJ, West Caldwell, NJ

The Jersey Journal

State Troopers deployed to battle rising Newark crime as part of new initiative

NEWARK - New Jersey State Troopers will begin patrolling Newark today as part of a state initiative that helped stem record-breaking violence in Trenton last year, officials said.

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Related Topix: Newark, NJ, Trenton, NJ

Patch.com

Verona Park Boathouse Improvements to 'Modernize' Facility

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced plans on Tuesday, April 15, to renovate the Boathouse in Essex County Verona Park.

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Related Topix: Freehold, NJ, Sayreville, NJ

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