Community FoodBank of NJ announces new president and CEO

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Community FoodBank of New Jersey recently announced the selection of Carlos M. Rodriguez as its new president and CEO, following a nationwide search to replace outgoing CEO Debra Vizzi. Rodriguez will be the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s third CEO since the organization’s founding in 1975. Rodriguez, who will assume his […]

Irvington mayor’s address is an Essex County event

Photo by Chris Sykes From left, East Orange Mayor Ted Green shakes hands with Mayor Tony Vauss on Friday, Feb. 26, during Vauss’ fourth annual State of the Township Address. Green was one of the surprise award recipients at the event.IRVINGTON, NJ — Although Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss’ fourth annual State of the Township Address […]

DiVincenzo presents 15th annual State of the County Address

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 15th annual State of the County Address on Monday, Feb. 26, in the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. The multimedia presentation outlined county achievements and improvement projects completed in 2017, highlighted the services and programs offered by Essex County and announced […]

PSE&G extends gas bill credit into March

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G announced Feb. 21 that customers will continue to save money on their gas heating bills through March. The company is extending its January and February bill credits for residential customers an additional month, saving customers an additional $25 on their March bills or nearly $75 this winter. Bill credits during January […]

Worrall Media pair wins NJPA awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Yael Katzwer, the managing editor of the News-Record of Maplewood and South Orange, as well as the West Orange Chronicle, and Rebecca Panico, a Union County LocalSource staff writer, have been honored by the New Jersey Press Association in its 2017 Newspaper Contest. Both publications are owned by Worrall Community Newspapers. […]

NJ Transit board selects Kevin Corbett as next executive director

NEWARK, NJ — In a unanimous vote, the NJ Transit Board of Directors approved Kevin Corbett as the next executive director of NJ Transit; his appointment became effective Monday, Feb. 19. “I would like to thank Gov. Murphy and the NJ Transit Board of Directors for the opportunity to serve the state of New Jersey,” […]

Timberlake’s freeholder seat remains vacant for now

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A seat on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders remains open after Britnee Timberlake, a former president of the Board, filled the seat in the New Jersey State Assembly left vacant by Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver. Timberlake was on the freeholder board from 2015 to 2018, and was the president […]

Domestic violence detention cases to be handled separately

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced Feb. 16 that a pilot program with a single judge handling all detention hearings in domestic violence cases started Feb. 15 in Essex County. Superior Court Judge Ramona Santiago is hearing the cases. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Public Defender’s Office have […]

Patriotic essay contest for N.J. students

READINGTON, NJ —  The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning and PNC Bank are inviting New Jersey students in grades two through 12 to take part in the 15th annual PNC Bank “American Patriot Essay Contest” by writing a short essay on the topic “What the American Flag Means to Me.” The grand prize winner […]

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