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While Caldwell-West Caldwell School District dipped slightly in 2013 and West Essex Regional School District's average edged up moderately, they both are far above the state average.
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. kicked off his re-election for Essex County Executive today during a spirited press conference at the gymnasium at Essex County College in Newark.
Councilman Joseph Chiusolo inquired how issues in a planned executive session could impact the next scheduled agenda and Township Attorney Thomas Scrivo said part of the session was about the legal issues of the case.
Khary Orr, a lifelong Newark resident, was gunned down nearly six years ago and his killer has not yet been found.
A man was arrested in Pennsylvania on Thursday and charged with the July murder of a 21-year-old Newark man, according to Anthony Ambrose, the Essex County prosecutor's chief of detectives.
TRENTON - Did Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno break state law by placing Republican Steve Lonegan's name at the top of the ballot in this year's special U.S. Senate election? Both the Essex County clerk and an independent candidate in the race say yes.
The West Orange School District had 142 incidents occur during the 2012-2013 school year, according to the New Jersey Department of Education's annual Violence, Vandalism and Substance Abuse in the Schools report.
Last year, the FamilyConnections agency formed the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team in an effort to combat underage drinking and substance abuse in Essex County.
NEWARK - Two men are facing drug charges after they were arrested in two separate incidents in Newark on Wednesday night, officials announced today.
Gingerbread cupcakes and the cookies on top are made from scratch at Baked in a Cup.
A superior court judge on Thursday denied a request to merge a string of robberies and a murder into one large trial.
The tour includes perennial favorites, such as Essex County Kip's Castle in Verona and the Walther House at the Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Montclair.
Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo will launch his campaign for a fourth term during an event Monday at Essex County College in Newark, the campaign announced Thursday.
Nutley's Yantacaw School holds a winter shopping night on Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30, with local, handmade and fair trade gifts from local merchants and artisans on sale.