New pilot program will help residents save money and protect the environment

New pilot program will help residents save money and protect the environment

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The towns of Glen Ridge, Maplewood, Montclair, South Orange and Verona, all members of the Sustainable Essex Alliance, collectively announced on March 2 the launch of an innovative new pilot program that will help residents save money, improve their quality of life and protect the environment, all at the same time. […]

Orange HS robotics team takes first place in competition, goes to state championship

Orange HS robotics team takes first place in competition, goes to state championship

O RANGE, NJ — Orange High School’s Tornadoes FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team participated in the FTCNJ Northern League Tournament on Sunday, Feb. 20, with 22 other teams.  The Orange Tornadoes played five qualification matches and showed great effort in each game. At the end of the qualification matches, the top four ranked teams chose […]

Orange to receive $570K grant from Safe Streets to Transit program

Orange to receive $570K grant from Safe Streets to Transit program

ORANGE, NJ — On Feb. 15, the Murphy administration announced $8.6 million in 2022 Safe Streets to Transit program grants for 19 municipal projects in nine counties, including $572,312.50 to Orange for an improvement project at the Orange Transit Station underpass and Railroad Place. This year’s grants represent the largest amount of funds provided in […]

Belleville to receive $668,869 in municipal aid grants

Belleville to receive $668,869 in municipal aid grants

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announced $161.25 million in fiscal year 2022 municipal aid grants, with 541 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, according to an Oct. 26 press release. Essex County received $10,415,608 in […]

Back-and-forth between Nutley and Prism continues

Back-and-forth between Nutley and Prism continues

NUTLEY, NJ — On Nov. 4, the township of Nutley approved a resolution authorizing a preliminary study to investigate the possibility of obtaining a portion of the former Hoffmann–La Roche site through the redevelopment process. This move comes after Nutley officials have long criticized the property’s redeveloper and owner, Prism Capital Partners, with claims that […]

Nutley to receive $461,269 in municipal aid grants

Nutley to receive $461,269 in municipal aid grants

NUTLEY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announced $161.25 million in fiscal year 2022 municipal aid grants, with 541 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, according to an Oct. 26 press release. Essex County received $10,415,608 in […]

Most Essex towns vote blue in election, keeping Democratic incumbents

Most Essex towns vote blue in election, keeping Democratic incumbents

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Nov. 2 election in New Jersey saw some major upsets, low voter turnout and the Democrats losing ground. The biggest upset was Republican challenger Edward Durr seemingly defeating Democratic incumbent Senate President Stephen Sweeney in the 3rd Legislative District; as of press time, the results of the race had not […]