East Orange has closeout event for 2022 SWEP

East Orange has closeout event for 2022 SWEP

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Aug. 4, East Orange held a closeout event for its 2022 Summer Work Experience Program, which teaches area youths about entrepreneurship and leadership, while paying them to create their own businesses and maintain internships. “We are so proud of all of you for the outstanding job that you did this […]

South Orange lays out plans for co-retail space at Taylor Vose

South Orange lays out plans for co-retail space at Taylor Vose

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — At its July 25 meeting, the South Orange Board of Trustees heard a presentation from Deborah Engel, a creator of the General Store Cooperative in Maplewood, about the proposed co-retail space for the Taylor Vose redevelopment project, which includes a five-story, mixed-use building that will bring 110 units of housing, approximately […]

Report shows noncompliance of sick leave laws in NJ towns, including East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Are New Jersey municipalities following state laws regarding sick and vacation leave? According to a recent report from the Office of the State Comptroller, the answer is an overwhelming no. In the report, “A Review of Sick and Vacation Leave Policies in New Jersey Municipalities,” which was released July 7, the […]

Insider NJ releases its ‘LGBTQ-plus Power List,’ honors local changemakers

Insider NJ releases its ‘LGBTQ-plus Power List,’ honors local changemakers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Insider NJ has released its 2022 “LGBTQ-plus Power List,” which features 100 spots for the most politically influential members of the LGBTQ community in New Jersey.  “There’s a pronounced and conspicuous glass ceiling for LGBTQs in New Jersey politics,” the introduction to the list reads. “Sure, the gatekeepers are happy to […]

NJ report says WO is noncompliant with sick leave laws, town denies it and says WO is compliant in its practices

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Are New Jersey municipalities following state laws regarding sick and vacation leave? According to a recent report from the Office of the State Comptroller, the answer is an overwhelming no. In the report, “A Review of Sick and Vacation Leave Policies in New Jersey Municipalities,” which was released July 7, the […]

NJ leaders speak out against reversal of Roe v. Wade

NJ leaders speak out against reversal of Roe v. Wade

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that upheld the constitutional right to abortion. In general, this decision was met with support from Republicans and outcry from Democrats. Those who support the decision say that this new ruling will save unborn […]

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The nation was again plunged into despair on May 24 when a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, injuring many others. This was the third-deadliest school shooting in a U.S. school, after the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 and the Sandy Hook Elementary […]

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