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Emails On Facebook's Donation to Newark, Local Woman On Iron Chef and Fontoura Starts Eighth Term in Top County News

Each week Patch highlights some of the top headlines from around Essex County.

Weekend Armed Robbery Reported on Jefferson Place

Montclair police are investigating an armed robbery that took place last weekend when a man flashed a gun at two people sitting in a car and took their money and cell phones.

Scarpelli Foundation Helps Special Needs Students

Association contributes iPads, software, an air conditioner, kitchen appliances and scholarships to assist special education in Nutley schools.

Fairfield Man Arrested For DUI

A 20-year-old Fairfield man was arrested Dec. 15 on DUI charges following a traffic stop in Lyndhurst near the Nutley border, officials said.

Cedar Grove Chef Competes for Next Iron Chef Title

Food Network Star and Cedar Grove native Amanda Freitag takes on popular cooking competition.

Two Maplewood Men Charged in South Orange Burglary

Witness tells police suspects fled from home carry a backpack loaded with computers and jewelry.

Get in Shape for Women Offers Support in Losing Weight

The fitness center will allow women to train in small groups and accomplish their goals.

Clockwork Learning Center Seeks Holiday Miracle

School informed last week it will be evicted from Mount Pleasant Avenue building Jan. 31 leaving parents scrambling for alternatives.

Booker Releases Emails On $100 Million Donation to Newark Schools

Newark officials released 36 emails about the $100 million donation Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made in 2010 to city schools.

Lessons from the Wrappers Kids Leave Behind

While children may have visions of sugar plums this holiday season, Laurie Jung, the school nurse at Burnet Hill Elementary, wishes their dreams were of fresh plums – or strawberries or any other food with good nutritional value.

The school collects almost 400 coats for NJCares annual coat drive.

Comic book heroes are typically known for saving fictional lives, but Saint Barnabas Health Care System has found a way for them to save real ones.

Fontoura Sworn In For Eighth Term

Sheriff took oath Wednesday morning at Veterans Courthouse for record-setting term.

Susan Sturner suffers from fibromyalgia, Hepatitis C and a host of other ailments. To ease her pain, her doctor recently prescribed her with one thing that will help: medical marijuana. 

School community raises money for Sayreville partnership as part of its new program "Millburn Gives Back"

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