DiVincenzo receives Clean Communities Vision I Award

DiVincenzo receives Clean Communities Vision I Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey Clean Communities Council has awarded its “Clean Communities Vision I Award” to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. for his ongoing vision to turn ideas into accomplishments. DiVincenzo is the first-ever winner of the Vision I Award, created this year to recognize vision in open space preservation and […]

‘A Taste of NJ’s Best’ celebrates great cause with fine food

‘A Taste of NJ’s Best’ celebrates great cause with fine food

EAST ORANGE, NJ — FAMILYConnections recently honored James Laird, award-winning chef of Chatham’s Restaurant Serenade, and former Maplewood Mayor Ellen M. Davenport at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston during “A Taste of NJ’s Best.” Laird received FAMILYConnections’ 2017 Champion of the People Award for his work in mentoring young people. Davenport received FAMILYConnections’ 2017 Lifetime […]

Meeting with NJT postponed, officials wait for answers

Officials pleased with concessions, angered by treatment

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Following Gov. Chris Christie’s May 23 announcement that the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station will be diverted to Hoboken for approximately eight weeks this summer while Penn Station is upgraded to repair tracks and switches, officials from the many towns affected called for a meeting with NJ […]

PSE&G files for gas supply rate increase this fall

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G filed June 1 for a modest increase in residential gas bills that would take effect this coming fall. If approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, this would be the first gas supply rate increase in nine years, according to a press release from the utility. While the proposed […]

P.O.P. lays flowers at Civil War memorial for Memorial Day

P.O.P. lays flowers at Civil War memorial for Memorial Day

IRVINGTON, NJ — People’s Organization for Progress Chairman Larry Hamm and the members of the grassroots social and economic justice activist group spent Monday, May 29, doing what they have been doing for the last 70 consecutive weeks — protesting outside the Peter Rodino Federal Building in downtown Newark in an attempt to convince President […]

Orange celebrates Red Nose Day in City Hall

Orange celebrates Red Nose Day in City Hall

ORANGE, NJ — Orange celebrated national Red Nose Day with a photo-op inside Council Chambers on Thursday, May 25. “It’s all about teaming with our local corporate partners,” said Mayor Dwayne Warren on Thursday, May 25. “We have one of the highest grossing Walgreens in our region. We do very well economically supporting our own […]

Morris & Essex line to be diverted during upgrade

Morris & Essex line to be diverted during upgrade

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Local residents were fuming as Gov. Chris Christie announced May 23 that the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station will be diverted to Hoboken for approximately eight weeks this summer while Penn Station is upgraded to repair tracks and switches, which have been deteriorating for many years. In […]