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Christie calls on lawmakers to pass bail reform but some question the expense

Governor Christie speaking about the need for bail reform at a town-hall-style meeting Wednesday in Belmar.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Belmar, NJ, Trenton, NJ

Wed Jul 30, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Jersey Sound, Almost Queen to perform in Essex County Brookdale Park

Jersey Sound and Almost Queen join forces to present a rock-and-roll show on Friday, Aug. 1 in Essex County Brookdale Park in Bloomfield/Montclair.

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Related Topix: Montclair, NJ, Music, Entertainment

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Hoping for a home in Essex County: Desi

Desi is inviting everyone to a Kitty and Poochie Adoption Pajama Party at the Montclair Township Animal Shelter Montclair Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St., Montclair from 7 - 12 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1. He and his 12-week-old sister Lucy are among the many cozy residents staying up past their bedtimes.

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Related Topix: Montclair, NJ

NJ.com

Washington man arrested on charges of receiving, trafficking stolen property

Kevin Seamon, seen here after a 2011 arrest in Phillipsburg, remains jailed after he was arrested by state authorities Monday.

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Related Topix: Washington, NJ, Phillipsburg, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Newark man with 225 decks of heroin among 4 arrested on drug charges, sheriff says

NEWARK - Four men were arrested Tuesday after detectives with the Essex County Sheriff's Office interrupted a pair of drug deals on city streets, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Newark, NJ, Belleville, NJ

The Item

Arrest made after pair of window-smashing incidents in Verona

Verona police arrested a Riverdale man Monday, July 28 in connection with a pair of window-smashing incidents at the Claridge Sunoco and Towne Scoop earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Verona, NJ, Riverdale, NJ

My Verona NJ

5 Candidates Vie For Board Of Education Seat

Joanna Breitenbach, Judith DiNapoli, Dominic Ferry, Lisa Freschi, and Michael Perry all submitted filings with the Essex County Clerk's office by 4 p.m. yesterday.

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Related Topix: Nutley, NJ

The Item

Bloomfield BOE race has crowded field

Eight candidates are vying for three, three-year spots on the Bloomfield Board of Education.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Observer

Slow-paced developments

It's been a year and two months since Gov. Chris Christie presided at a ballyhooed groundbreaking for Franklin Manor, an age-restricted 137-unit apartment complex for those 55 and over - the first such senior development for Belleville in more than three decades.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Belleville, NJ, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Bloomfield, NJ

TheAlternativePress.com

Paving to Begin on Alexander Avenue on Aug. 4

As part of the Essex County road improvement efforts, the Township of Montclair has issued the following advisory to residents of Alexander Avenue: Please be advised that on or about August 4, 2014, weather permitting, Essex County will pave Alexander Avenue from Grove Street to Broad Street during the day under the Essex County Roadway Resurfacing ... (more)

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Related Topix: Montclair, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Irvington police chief back at work despite unresolved misconduct charges

Irvington Police Chief Michael Chase, shown at left in this file photo, returned to active duty last week after a 19-month suspension.

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The Item

Credit card fraud suspect flees mall, attempts carjackings on Kennedy Parkway.

Millburn police investigating possible fraudulent credit card activity July 26 at the Polo and Forever 21 stores at the mall approached a male later identified as Courtney Linton, 23, of Jamaica, N.Y. Linton ran from the mall, pursued by the officers.

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

The Jersey Journal

Hot Dog Heaven: Best Chili Dog

Nick Cocchi, son of co-owner Frank Cocchi, cooks up some hot dogs at The Curbside Cafe in Parsippany.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Parsippany, NJ, Orange, NJ, East Orange, NJ

The Alternative Press

interACT Sings This Weekend

Broadway's Danielle Ferland will host for interACT Sings! On The Air this weekend at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

TheAlternativePress.com

Victim of Fatal Fire in Essex Fells Identified

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Essex Fells Police Chief Vincent Kulik announced today that the victim of the fatal fire in Essex Fells has been identified as Michelle L. Meoli, 60, of Essex Fells.

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Related Topix: Essex Fells, NJ, Glen Ridge, NJ

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

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

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

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

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