Murphy administration announces $161 million in grants to 543 municipalities

Murphy administration announces $161 million in grants to 543 municipalities

TRENTON, NJ — On Nov. 18, Gov. Phil Murphy announced $161.25 million in municipal aid grants, with 543 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, demonstrating the Department of Transportation’s commitment to communities. The competitive municipal aid grant program attracted 635 applications from 549 different municipalities […]

Skate park reopens to public after renovations

Skate park reopens to public after renovations

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Joseph F. Tiseo Ramp Park was outfitted with new ramps, reopening to the public after a summer and fall of being closed for renovations. Paid for with a Community Development Block Grant, the new park was built by American Ramp Company. The skate park had had minor improvements and repairs over […]

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, […]

Essex County to receive $26.4M NJTPA grant for safety improvements

Essex County to receive $26.4M NJTPA grant for safety improvements

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will receive $26.4 million in federal grants from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority to make safety improvements at 39 intersections throughout Essex County. The projects include extending curbs and installing refuge islands, where feasible, to shorten crossing distances for pedestrians; and the installation of leading pedestrian interval signals, […]

Bloomfield man killed in car crash

Bloomfield man killed in car crash

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield man was killed in a one-car crash in New Providence on Nov. 8, according to the New Providence Police Department. Judah Ibeh-Bartley, 20, was a 2018 graduate of Bloomfield High School. “Preliminary findings indicate that the 2012 Nissan Altima traveled over the railroad crossing, just north of Rose Avenue, and […]

BHS thespians are on first with annual fall play

BHS thespians are on first with annual fall play

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield High School’s auditorium will be turned into a radio station this week when 15 students take the stage for the annual fall play, a radio-play adaptation of the 1948 horror-comedy film “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.” The script incorporates other Abbott and Costello sketches as well. The format allows the drama […]

TSTI teacher, Bloomfield resident publishes book

TSTI teacher, Bloomfield resident publishes book

SOUTH ORANGE / BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bela Barbosa, the social-emotional learning consultant at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, is celebrating a new milestone with the synagogue community: publication of her board book for young children, titled “I Am! Affirmations for Resilience.” The 22-page book, which came out in early October, was published by RISE […]

County announces $2M grant program to help mortgage-payers

County announces $2M grant program to help mortgage-payers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County is allocating $2 million for a grant program to help residential property owners from Essex County who have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus and are behind on their mortgage payments. Applications for the Essex County Coronavirus Mortgage Assistance Program are now available at https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/essexcountynj/Participant. Grants will be awarded […]

DCA announces award of $1.6 million in Main Street New Jersey grants

DCA announces award of $1.6 million in Main Street New Jersey grants

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs announced Nov. 10 the award of $1.6 million in Main Street New Jersey COVID-19 relief grants to 11 business district management organizations to assist them in their continued recovery and revitalization from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. The grant funding will be used […]

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