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

NEWARK — The longtime executive director of the Newark Housing Authority will soon be out of a job. The Board of Commissioners Thursday voted not to renew Keith Kinard’s contract, which expires in September.  “We’re moving in a new direction,” board chairman Charles Bell told NJ Advance Media. …

BELLEVILLE — Layla is a kitten in the care of Dap’s Animals who was rescued from a motel parking lot in Belleville. She is FIV-positive, but veterinary professionals point out that FIV cats typically live long lives with few symptoms and can only infect other cats …

The J&L Parking lot issue in Newark keeps dragging on when it shouldn’t. Last week there should have been some resolution from the zoning board of adjustment on whether or not owners of the surface parking lot at 28 McWhorter St. would be given permission …

NEWARK — A man being questioned just hours after his 10-year-old son was accidentally shot to death by another child Saturday tried to punch a detective, prosecutors said Thursday.  As the detective from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office questioned William Lowther at the county courthouse, Lowther angrily pushed a …

NEWARK— Fire decimated a building in the North Ward Thursday night, displacing a number of residents.  Firefighters responded to 848-850 Summer Avenue around 11 p.m. and found a restaurant and grocery store with apartments overhead ablaze. Heavy flame burned through the roof of the structure as …

NEWARK — Essex County Sheriff’s detectives seized a loaded gun, crack cocaine and heroin after they arrested five men in Newark’s Vailsburg section, officials said Thursday. In response to neighborhood complaints about open-air drug sales, narcotics investigators conducted surveillance near South Orange and Columbia avenues Wednesday …

NEWARK — A mother of three young children said she escaped a fast-moving blaze with her kids before the flames destroyed her apartment, burned through an adjacent building and scorched another house in Newark’s East Ward late Wednesday. The Red Cross deployed a team to assist 15 …

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