Area officials express dismay, outrage about Jan. 6 events at the Capitol

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jan. 6, 2021, is a day that will live in infamy. Thousands of individuals, some armed, from across the country stormed the U.S. Capitol looking to halt the certification of the results of the November 2020 presidential election based on unfounded claims of election fraud. These individuals — who have alternatively […]

House adopts measure to mitigate Rahway River flooding

House adopts measure to mitigate Rahway River flooding

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Efforts to abate flooding from the East Branch of the Rahway River are back on, following a Dec. 8 vote from Congress that approved funding for a renewal of the Rahway River flood abatement study. The bill, S1811, also called the “Water Resources Development Act of 2020,” contains provisions for several […]

Anti-police vandalism found in Maplewood

Anti-police vandalism found in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Last week, Maplewood experienced some anti-police vandalism.  On Dec. 3, the Department of Public Works removed posters from the windows of houses in Dickens Village, located in Ricalton Square, which carried anti-police sentiment and expletives. Though nothing was broken in Dickens Village, this incident still counts as vandalism and could incur strong […]

COVID numbers rise following holiday

COVID numbers rise following holiday

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The number of coronavirus cases spiked following Thanksgiving, though not as much as was initially feared, thanks to residents being cautious and staying home. As of Dec. 8, New Jersey has seen 371,579 cases of COVID-19 and 15,500 deaths attributed to the virus, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. […]

‘Gateway to ON3’ campaign to support area businesses

‘Gateway to ON3’ campaign to support area businesses

NUTLEY, NJ — With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on local economies, members of the Nutley Chamber of Commerce have been putting their noses to the grindstone to come up with solutions. In addition to providing seminars and one-to-one discussions, the chamber has now come up with “Gateway to ON3,” an outreach campaign focused on […]

12 Nutley students inducted into National Honor Society

12 Nutley students inducted into National Honor Society

NUTLEY, NJ — Twelve Nutley High School students have been honored for their academic excellence and good moral fiber. The students were inducted in the Nutley High chapter of the National Honor Society in a Nov. 4 virtual induction ceremony hosted by chapter advisers and NHS teachers Michael Gurrieri and Cheryl Rossillo. “A special thank […]

Town employees donate their sick leave to colleague in need

NUTLEY, NJ — Displaying their care for one another, Nutley employees have pulled together to ensure one of their colleagues has enough sick days to cover his recovery from recent surgery.  On Nov. 5, the Nutley Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 to allow various Nutley employees to transfer their unused sick days to Parks and […]

County clerk certifies November 2020 election results

County clerk certifies November 2020 election results

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The results are in! Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin has certified the November 2020 election results, in which 351,931 ballots were cast countywide. According to the clerk’s office, 58.06 percent of registered voters in Essex County voted, a big boost from last year’s general election, when only 91,105 ballots were cast, […]

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