Prosecutor’s office offers high school summer internships

Prosecutor’s office offers high school summer internships

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking high school juniors to participate in the annual ECPO summer internship program. This five-week program is designed to expose high school students to careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will run from July 6 through Aug. 7 for students completing […]

HUD awards $46 million to NJ local homeless programs

TRENTON, NJ — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Jan. 17 nearly $2.2 billion in grants to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD’s Continuum of Care grants will provide critically needed support to approximately 6,593 local programs on the front lines, serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.  […]

Enhancements to NJ PMP automatically flag potential addiction risks

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, the Division of Consumer Affairs and the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies announced Jan. 16 enhancements to the NJ Prescription Monitoring Program that make it easier for prescribers and pharmacists to identify and manage patients at risk for controlled substance abuse and misuse. New […]

Preliminary numbers show 65-percent increase in NJ bias incidents in one year

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced that, according to preliminary data, 944 bias incidents were reported to New Jersey law enforcement in 2019, a 65-percent increase from 2018. The figure — which is likely to change somewhat as law enforcement reconciles end-of-year reports — represents the highest annual total of bias incidents reported […]

Community donates more than 1,800 books to RSVP Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties, a program of JFS MetroWest, was the recipient of Barnes & Noble Livingston’s annual Holiday Book Drive this past December. More than 1,800 books were donated to benefit RSVP’s Reading Buddies program, which matches older adult volunteers with elementary school students to improve reading […]

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2020 budget of $769.9 million on Jan. 10. According to the county, this budget stabilizes the county’s financial plan and addresses the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions; layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the […]

State awards $7.8M to county jails to support opioid addiction treatment

TRENTON, NJ — State funding awards totaling $7.8 million will be given to county correctional facilities to provide medication-assisted opioid treatment to individuals with opioid addiction in county jails, according to a recent press release. Essex County’s jail will receive $700,000. The funding will also create community partnerships to ensure that treatment continues post-release. Medication-assisted […]

Essex County College is collecting prom dress donations

Essex County College is collecting prom dress donations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Since 2009, Essex County College’s West Essex campus has been a drop-off site for more than 700 new and slightly worn dresses. These dresses, in turn, are given to Catherine’s Closet for distribution to needy local high school students wishing to attend their school prom. The prom project is “a true […]

Gill and Richardson will continue to lead freeholders in 2020

Gill and Richardson will continue to lead freeholders in 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Freeholders Brendan Gill, of Montclair, and Wayne Richardson, of Newark, were unanimously re-elected president and vice president, respectively, of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders during the board’s annual reorganization meeting Jan. 7, at the Hall of Records in Newark. Additionally, Freeholder Romaine Graham was sworn in for her first […]

Freeholders approve contract to replace voting machines

Freeholders approve contract to replace voting machines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In order to ensure the integrity of future Essex County elections, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a resolution Jan. 7 approving the purchase of new voting machines that will provide optical scanners and paper ballots guaranteeing a secure and safe process.  In the wake of allegations of voter […]

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