Red Cross praises Fontoura for donating plasma

Red Cross praises Fontoura for donating plasma

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The American Red Cross conveyed its appreciation for and thanks to Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura on July 2, after the sheriff donated convalescent plasma in an effort to help combat COVID-19. In a statement sent to the sheriff following his donation, the American Red Cross applauded his actions. “When you […]

Two charged with vandalizing police cars during protest

Two charged with vandalizing police cars during protest

NEWARK, NJ — Following an investigation by the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, two individuals have been charged with vandalizing police vehicles during an otherwise peaceful demonstration in the city of Newark, according to a June 23 press release from the prosecutor’s office. “Peaceful protesters have a constitutionally protected right to […]

Essex Vicinage dedicates two phone lines to CJP, Special Remand courts

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage, has announced a process change in some criminal matters. The Essex Vicinage has dedicated two phone lines for defendants and their attorneys to schedule appearances and notify the court of changes in address or phone numbers for CJP Court and Special Remand Court. […]

Paper shredding in Essex County

Paper shredding in Essex County

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Paper Shredding and Used Tire Recycling Day will be Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Essex County Public Works Department, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove.  “Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, recycling paper […]

Freeholders pass resolution condemning acts of hatred, calling for social justice

NEWARK, NJ — On June 10, Essex County Freeholder At-Large Rufus Johnson and the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously passed a resolution condemning all acts of hate and bigotry, and calling for social justice. The resolution, introduced by Johnson and co-sponsored by Freeholder Vice President Wayne Richardson and Freeholder President Brendan Gill, recognized […]

AG outlines process for revising New Jersey’s use-of-force policy

TRENTON, NJ — On June 12, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal outlined plans for revising New Jersey’s use-of-force policy, which governs when the state’s 36,000 law enforcement officers may — and may not — use force against civilians. As part of that process, Grewal announced that his office has launched an online portal for public comments […]

SHU’s China MBA Program donates PPE to Essex community

SHU’s China MBA Program donates PPE to Essex community

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Chinese students and alumni from the Stillman School of Business China MBA Program came together to donate 2,000 personal protective equipment gowns to first responders, nursing homes and other health care facilities in Essex County. Through their collective efforts, the group raised a total of 489,384 renminbi, or approximately $69,122, to […]

DEP awards $19.4 million in annual Clean Communities grants

DEP awards $19.4 million in annual Clean Communities grants

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is awarding $19.4 million in annual Clean Communities grants to help municipalities and counties remove litter to beautify neighborhoods, improve water quality and enhance quality of life, Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced June 10. In total, the DEP is awarding $17.3 million to eligible municipalities […]

HUD to allocated $57M to fight homelessness in NJ

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced June 9 the allocation of $2.96 billion in Emergency Solutions Grants funding to support homeless Americans and individuals at risk of becoming homeless because of hardships such as job loss, wage reduction or illness due to COVID-19. More than $57 […]

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