Bloomfield resident celebrates life-saving lung transplant

Bloomfield resident celebrates life-saving lung transplant

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Tony Moyet, of Bloomfield, had an extra special reason to celebrate Independence Day this year as it marked the one-year anniversary of his life-saving double lung transplant at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. “My lungs are working great,” Moyet said. “My doctors are amazing people — miracle workers. I am truly humbled […]

Essex County commissioners honor local NJAC scholarship winners

Essex County commissioners honor local NJAC scholarship winners

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of County Commissioners recently honored Jason Fernandez, of Bloomfield; Egypt Pringle, of Belleville; and Victor Lebron and Ashley Sanchez, both of Newark, for being named the Essex County recipients of the 2022 Scholarship Program Award from the New Jersey Association of Counties Foundation. The scholarship awards recognize distinguished […]

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 […]

Glen Ridge church member, East Orange schools admin marches to end gun violence

Glen Ridge church member, East Orange schools admin marches to end gun violence

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Inspired by her pastor’s words following the May 24 school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 19 elementary school children and two teachers, a member of Christ Episcopal Church of Bloomfield and Glen Ridge took part in a March for Our Lives rally on June 11 to end gun violence.  Rhonda […]

Moody’s again gives Essex County its highest rating, Aaa

Moody’s again gives Essex County its highest rating, Aaa

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed Essex County’s Aaa rating with a stable outlook in a review released on Wednesday, July 6. Essex County received the Aaa rating for the first time in 2018 and has maintained this highest rating in each of the last four years. “I view our ratings reports […]

Acting AG announces grants to expand summer programs for at-risk youth

Acting AG announces grants to expand summer programs for at-risk youth

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced July 1 that the Juvenile Justice Commission, in conjunction with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee, has awarded 19 grants totaling more than $313,000 to police departments, schools and nonprofit organizations across the state to expand summer programs for at-risk youth. The grants provide […]

Bloomfield HS welcomes its newest alumni

Bloomfield HS welcomes its newest alumni

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The 168th graduation at Bloomfield High School was held at Foley Field on June 23 with 474 seniors listed in the program to receive diplomas. As is customary for BHS graduation ceremonies, unlike other schools in the area, adults make no laudatory speeches. Principal Chris Jennings introduced Bloomfield Superintendent of Schools Sal […]

County partners with NY/NJ Trail Conference to enhance Lenape Trail route markings

County partners with NY/NJ Trail Conference to enhance Lenape Trail route markings

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., fourth from left, announced that 33 new bollards were being installed throughout Essex County to enhance the route markings for the Lenape Trail, a 34-mile trail that connects 18 parks and 11 municipalities.  Cutting a ceremonial ribbon in front of one of the new […]