Essex County

“Essex county is located in northeast New Jersey. Essex county has 126.21 square miles of land area and 3.42 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Essex county population is 783,969, which has shrunk 1.22% since 2000.” USA.com

Harold Christianson, Jr. (Courtesy Essex County Prosecutor’s Office)  NEWARK — A Livingston man was sentenced Friday to 23 years in state prison after admitting to killing his landlord, a spokeswoman for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed. Harold Christianson Jr., 33, pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and …

NUTLEY — On a hot day in Nutley in 1977, Denise Murtaugh, left, and Warren Jones attempted to fry an egg on concrete. MORE: Vintage photos around New Jersey If you would like to share a photo that provides a glimpse of history in your community, …

NEWARK — It’s been more than 20 years since the state took the reins of Newark’s public school system, choosing its succession of superintendents and making decisions on staffing, instruction and budgeting.  But next school year, the School Advisory Board is expected to shed its enfeebling title and become …

MILLBURN — Fleur is an 8-week-old kitten in the care of the Homeless Animal Rescue Team. Turned in by a family that couldn’t afford to take care of her, volunteers say she is “extremely calm, sweet and gets along well with other cats.” Fleur is FIV/FeLV …

NEWARK — A man was sentenced in Newark federal court Thursday to nearly four years in prison for robbing a Belleville bank, where he threatened a teller and claimed to have a gun. Donald Myer, of Newark, previously admitted he passed a note demanding money and threatened …

NEWARK — A contractor suffered neck and back injuries Thursday night after falling down an elevator shaft at Newark Liberty International Airport, Port Authority spokesman Joseph Pentangelo said.  The 38-year-old contractor, who was working in Terminal B, was taken to University Hospital in Newark with injuries …

NEWARK— A Newark man arrested after he tried to enter the PATH without paying the fare was also wanted on a public lewdness charge stemming from an incident earlier this month aboard another PATH train, Port Authority spokesman Joseph Pentangelo said. James Reese, 57, was seen …

FAIRFIELD — A security officer at a cash vault and armored car company was accused of stealing $100,000 from the business on his first day of work, Fairfield police said Thursday. Larry Brooks, 19 (Photo: Fairfield Police Dept.)  Larry Brooks, 19, of Elizabeth, who worked for Garda, …

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