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

With four simple words, Natalie Fonville described the apocalyptic terror her family faced 10 days ago. “It was raining fire,” she said. The torrential embers were being scattered by 50-mph gusts from a vacant building across South 14th Street in Newark. It was 3:30 in …

MONTCLAIR — Chanel is a 1-year-old cat in the care of PAWS Montclair. Found living in a feral colony, she jumped into the car of her rescuer. Chanel is fine with other cats, but could also be an only-pet. Described by volunteers as “sweet and …

An NJ Transit bus fatally struck a male pedestrian Thursday night in Nutley, a spokeswoman for the agency said. The No. 13 bus, traveling from Nutley to Newark, hit the person near Centre Street and Bloomfield Avenue around 8 p.m. There were no passengers aboard …

Richard “Richie” Roberts, the former Essex County assistant prosecutor who helped convict Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas of drug-trafficking crimes, was sentenced to three years’ probation Thursday after pleading guilty to federal tax crimes, prosecutors announced. His sentence will include 10 months of home confinement, …

In the public defender’s office in Newark, there are two storage closets filled with clothes. In one, is a rack of women’s outfits and shelves of neatly arranged men’s and women’s shoes. In the other, are the men’s clothes. The clothes are modest. Presentable. You …

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