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

An Irvington man employed by a contractor at Newark Liberty International Airport was arrested Saturday after allegedly assaulting a customs officer, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said in a statement. Thomas Hodge, 22, who works for Air Serve, was trying to …

The chocolate company behind M&M’s, Snickers, and Twix, is officially expanding in New Jersey. Mars Wrigley Confectionary announced Tuesday its decision to open its U.S. headquarters in the Garden State. The HQ will have two locations, one in Mars’ existing offices in Hackettstown, and another …

Police are searching for a man who shot an acquaintance and apparently stole his vehicle Tuesday afternoon in Newark’s Central Ward, officials said. The injured man suffered a non life-threatening gunshot wound and was taken to University Hospital after the shooting around 2:30 p.m. in …

A Newark man has admitted to severely beating a Rutgers student and trying to rape her last year, authorities said. Michael P. Knight, 39 Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Michael Knight, 39, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault Tuesday in exchange for a 22-year …

A 29-year-old man was shot and killed in an apparent robbery outside his Irvington home late Monday night, authorities said. Marcos Angamarca-Yupa was shot near his Grove Street home at about 11 p.m., Essex County Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman Katherine Carter said. “It appears to be …

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