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2 hrs ago | The Item

Paterson school district fires vice principal hired as part of reform team

A vice principal hired at top salary a year ago as part of a team that was supposed to put an end to the ongoing problems at School 6 was fired on Friday, city education officials confirmed.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Mercer County, NJ, Newark, NJ, Paterson, NJ

3 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

Newark man pleads guilty to setting pickup truck on fire, prosecutor says

NEWARK - A Newark man has pleaded guilty to setting a pickup truck on fire on New Year's Eve 2012, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office announced today.

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Related Topix: Newark, NJ

5 hrs ago | The Item

County Clerk's Office reports seven residents have filed to run in November's election.

There will be a contested race in the November general election for three open seats on the Millburn Board of Education.

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Related Topix: Millburn, NJ, Short-Hills, NJ

9 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com

Family looking for answers in unsolved homicide of Paterson woman

Eighteen months after 22-year-old Chrismely Hidalgo's body was found near a highway ramp in south Newark, the Paterson woman's family say they are frustrated by the lack of progress in catching her killer.

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Related Topix: Paterson, NJ, Newark, NJ

Sun Jul 27, 2014

TheAlternativePress.com

Essex County Freeholders Honor the New Jersey Afro Academic,...

Nia Pierce from East Orange wowed the audience with the performance that placed her as Gold Medalist for Music Instrumental Contemporary on the harp.

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Related Topix: Freehold, NJ, New Jersey, Orange, NJ, East Orange, NJ, Standardized Testing, Education

The Item

Man involved in accident that killed Montclair man pleads guilty

Almost 20 months after contributing to a fatal car crash that killed two people, including 30-year-old Montclair resident and EMT Keith Chipepo, James Sterling of Elizabeth, also known as James Megget, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated manslaughter on Thursday, July 17. In November of 2012, Sterling drove his Chrysler Pacifica SUV into an ... (more)

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Related Topix: Montclair, NJ, Newark, NJ

My Verona NJ

Fatal Fire On Essex Fells-Verona Border

There was a fatal fire overnight at a home on the border of Essex Fells and Verona.

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Related Topix: Essex Fells, NJ, Verona, NJ

Asbury Park Press

Woman killed in northern New Jersey house fireWoman killed in...

Woman killed in northern New Jersey house fire A woman found inside a burning northern New Jersey home has died from her injuries.

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The Item

Woman killed in northern New Jersey house fire

Essex County prosecutors say firefighters responded to the Fells Road home around 2:35 a.m. Sunday.

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The Jersey Journal

Newark man shot to death in city's Central Ward

A Newark man was found shot to death in his vehicle near the intersection of Ridgewood Avenue and Avon Avenue early Sunday morning, according to authorities.

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Related Topix: Newark, NJ

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Newark man gunned down in the street

Michael Franklin, 44, was shot multiple times at the intersection of Muhammad Ali Avenue and Kipp Street around 4 p.m., said Thomas Fennelly, a chief assistant prosecutor with the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

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Related Topix: Newark, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Police Academy in Cedar Grove graduates 23 special law enforcement officers

The Essex County Police Academy in Cedar Grove graduated its first Special Law Enforcement Officers II class on July 17. CEDAR GROVE - The Essex County Police Academy graduated its first Special Law Enforcement Officers II class on July 17 at the academy campus in Cedar Grove.

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Related Topix: Cedar Grove, NJ, Newark, NJ

Fri Jul 25, 2014

TheAlternativePress.com

Former East Orange Water Commission Official Pleads Guilty To Manipulating Water Test Results

TRENTON, NJ Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a former top official of the East Orange Water Commission pleaded guilty today to conspiring to manipulate testing of the agency's water supply to falsify results and report lower levels of a regulated contaminant in the drinking water supplied to customers.

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Related Topix: East Orange, NJ, Trenton, NJ, Wyckoff, NJ

Patch.com

West Essex CERT Benefits From Rotary's $11K Donation

The West Essex Community Response Team is among six Essex County teams to benefit from an $11,000 grant for equipment and supplies, officials announced this week.

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Related Topix: East Orange, NJ, South Orange, NJ, West Orange, NJ, Orange, NJ

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Verona resident holds on to 165 million year old dinosaur fossil

One hundred million years ago, the landscape of what is now Essex County looked vastly different than today, with exotic and now extinct creatures roaming around and no sign of humans.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Verona, NJ, Science, Paleontology, Montclair State University, Sussex County, NJ

TheAlternativePress.com

Montclair Resident Denise Hamilton to Perform at the Essex County Summer Music Concert Series

MONTCLAIR, NJ Montclair resident Denise Hamilton to perform at the 2014 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series on Tuesday, August 5. The event is scheduled to take place at 7pm in Essex County's Ivy Hill Park located on Mount Vernon Place in Newark.

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Related Topix: Short, Music!, Pop/Rock, Montclair, NJ, August, Newark, NJ

TheAlternativePress.com

News Reports Claim Captured Felon Muhammed Ali Brown is Terrorist

News reports are claiming that Muhammed Ali Brown, who was arrested in West Orange on July 18, is a reported terrorist.

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Related Topix: Orange, NJ, West Orange, NJ

TheAlternativePress.com

The Arc of Essex County Announces Uncorked and Uncapped - Wine, Beer and Food Fest

LIVINGSTON, NJ The Arc of Essex County has recently announced that their event, "Uncorked and Uncapped: Wine, Beer and Food Fest" will commence on Sept.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Livingston, NJ, Life, Homebrewing, Hobbies

Thu Jul 24, 2014

TheAlternativePress.com

Livingston Weekly Court News, July 14 through July 20

Ryan Decker of Kearny was charged with attempted theft for attempting to steal a Kenmore Elite grill from 6 Bunyan Drive in Livingston and with conspiracy to commit theft for acting with an accomplice who police never identified.

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Related Topix: Kearny, NJ, Livingston, NJ, Newark, NJ

TheAlternativePress.com

County Breaks Ground On 500 Car Parking Garage at South Mountain Recreation Complex

A new 500 car parking garage is coming to South Mountain Recreation Complex. On Tuesday, July 22, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo broke ground for the new parking facility, which is expected to be completed by the Spring of 2015.

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Related Topix: Newark, NJ, Wood-Ridge, NJ

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