Homicide in West Orange, Newark weapon, drug arrest, Belleville church steeple braced.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Authorities are investigating a bank robbery Tuesday at the Valley National Bank on Bloomfield Avenue. Just before 1 p.m. Tuesday, the suspect entered the bank at 22 Bloomfield Ave. and passed a note to the teller reading "Have gun. Give me money," according to Deputy Chief Mark Minichini of the Belleville Police Department. The suspect made off with the contents of the teller's drawer and fled north on foot on Belmont Avenue. Exact proceeds have not been determined, Minichini said. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is investigating the death of a West Orange woman on Oct. 31. Lelia Whatley, 22, was found unresponsive at her Washington Street residence early last Wednesday and was pronounced dead at the scene, said Katherine Carter, …
Leventhal and Ryan win re-election to Township Committee.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Update, 11/6, 9:17 p.m. Kathy Leventhal and Jerry Ryan have won re-election for the Maplewood Township Committee. Here are the final, unofficial results from the Essex County Clerk's website. In Maplewood, Obama received 9,140 votes; Romney garnered 1,636. Update, 11/6, 6:12 p.m. Today is Election Day in Maplewood. Despite the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy, voting has been brisk in town and no serious problems have been reported. Generators were brought into the two polling stations that lost power: Prospect Presbyterian Church and Clinton School. Patch will be covering all the races on the ballot with updates throughout the day and Tuesday night's unofficial results. All the information you need for Election Day live can be found here…