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Maplewood Township to Buy Woman's Club, Former 'Teacher of the Year' Accepts Plea in Teen Sex Case, and Cop Convicted of Assault in Top County News

Also in Essex County news Woman, Pets, Rescued in Apartment Fire; Man Arrested in Connection with Heroin Death; Frelinghuysen Defends Spending, Supports Israel at Kushner Academy and Alleged Shoplifter Crashes Car on Bloomfield Ave.

Township to Purchase Woman's Club for $1 Million

Mayor made surprise announcement on "gamechanger" for Maplewood at Tuesday's Township Committee meeting.

Essex County executive highlights accomplishments, announces litany of 2013 projects during annual speech.

Man and woman allegedly distracted Main Street homeowner by soliciting roof repairs.

A man and female purported to be representatives of a roof company.

Former Teacher Of The Year Accepts Plea In Teen Sex Case

A West Orange High School female English teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student pleaded guilty Tuesday to endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s office.

District: DePalo Should Have Faced Jail Time

West Orange Interim Superintendent Jim O'Neill says the county's plea bargain with a high school English teacher for her sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student is too light.

Nutley Man Arrested in Connection with Heroin Death

Police believe man delivered drug to man who overdosed in 2010.

Kitchen fire makes for rude awakening for neighbor.

Gun Buyback this Past Weekend Largest in Essex County History

East Orange, Irvington, Orange, Montclair and Newark were among municipalities involved in the collection of 1,770 firearms.

Alleged Shoplifter Crashes Car on Bloomfield Ave

Car involved in short police pursuit following a shoplifting attempt.

Caldwell Boy Designs 'Help CF Fly Away' T-Shirt

An 8-year-old with Cystic Fibrosis creates t-shirt design to raise money for foundation.

Newark Cop Convicted of Assault

A Newark police officer was found guilty Thursday of hitting a man in the face with his gun nearly two years ago, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement. 

Police: Broad Street Store Robbed at Gunpoint

Suspects described as two tall black males.

Police warn residents to lock their cars after burglary spree on Presidents' Day weekend.

Highlands source of 25 to 50 percent of fresh water.

Newark Man Admits Guilt in $1.5 Million Check Fraud

Steele took part in conspiracy with more than 100 victims

The 11th district congressman addressed students in Livingston.

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