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Hurricane Irene Road Closure Update
Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Route 46 East and West at Fairfield (Closed)

Route 159 in Fairfield (Closed)

Bloomfield Avenue from Montville to West Caldwell (Closed)

Passaic Avenue from New Dutch Lane to Sand Road in Fairfield (Closed)

Clinton Road in Fairfield to West Caldwell (Closed)

South Orange Avenue between Cherry Lane and Old Short Hills Road

(JCP&L crews are currently working on downed power lines so that downed trees may be cleared)

Wyoming Avenue in Millburn

(JCP&L crews are currently working on downed power lines so that downed trees may be cleared)

Hurricane Irene: Relief & Recovery Assistance Link
Monday, 29 August 2011



Essex OEM Prepared for "Irene"
Friday, 26 August 2011

Newark – Sheriff Armando Fontoura, Essex County emergency management coordinator, today advised area residents to prepare for the impact of hurricane “Irene” which is expected to hit New Jersey on Saturday. The sheriff further advised that the Essex County Office of Emergency Management is fully prepared to mitigate the impact of the pending storm.

Essex County residents should have already compiled items for an emergency supply kit, including water, food, first aid equipment, medications and batteries,” Sheriff Fontoura said. “Complete information about emergency supplies can be found on our website,, and other websites.”

Hurricane Preparedness
Thursday, 25 August 2011

Hurricanes are severe tropical storms that form in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. People who live in hurricane prone communities should know their vulnerability, and what actions should be taken to reduce the effects of these devastating storms. The information on this page can be used to save lives at work, home, while on the road, or on the water.

Suspect with Gun & Heroin Arrested
Friday, 19 August 2011

High Noon Arrest for Armed Drug Suspect

Newark – A city man was arraigned today on weapons and drug charges following his arrest yesterday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a plainclothes surveillance operation in the area 135 – 169 Elizabeth Avenue at noon on Thursday where they observed a 21-year-old male, later identified as Isiah Jackson, loitering in front of the apartment complex.

Moments later, an unidentified male approached Jackson, also known as Samir Walker, and, after a brief conversation, Jackson exchanged an item from his pants pocket with the man for cash. The unidentified man walked away from the scene.

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