Area individuals named to LGBTQ power list

Area individuals named to LGBTQ power list

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the third year in a row, InsiderNJ has published its OUT 100 Power List, a tribute to influential LGBTQ people in New Jersey politics. Several area residents have been named to the list. “This year’s list lets us venerate some amazing, brilliant LGBTQ people, veterans of the AIDS crisis, harnessing […]

Authorities seek help in solving stabbing homicide

Authorities seek help in solving stabbing homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose are seeking help from the public identifying three individuals in connection with a stabbing homicide, according to an Oct. 30 press release. These individuals have not been charged with a crime. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes […]

Paper shredding on Nov. 7

Paper shredding on Nov. 7

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County residents are invited to an Essex County Paper Shredding Day on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Essex County Public Works Department, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. Paper shredded at the event will be recycled. There is no limit on how much […]

NJ Transit police expand community outreach program

NJ Transit police expand community outreach program

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Transit Police Department has expanded its Community Outreach Unit from two to five officers, allowing for more ways to help those in need and to help maintain a safe and healthy environment for all, according to an Oct. 28 press release. “The New Jersey Transit Police Department is one […]

NJ Transit announces path forward on NJ TransitGRID project

NJ Transit announces path forward on NJ TransitGRID project

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit board of directors announced Oct. 21 a re-imagined path forward for NJ TransitGRID, committing to hiring a renewables energy consultant to assist in the project’s multistep design and feasibility process, and approving up to $3 million in stipends to qualified bidders in order to foster the most creative, environmentally-sound […]

Photographers and the web

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex Photo Club will present two programs via Zoom during the month of November with the first one on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m., when Jon Grall, of Montclair, will present “Internet Presence for Photographers.” During his talk, Grall will teach the group how to choose a hosting company […]

NJT adopts FY21 operating budget, 5-year capital plan

NJT adopts FY21 operating budget, 5-year capital plan

NEWARK, NJ — On Oct. 21, the NJ Transit board of directors adopted a Fiscal Year 2021 operating budget and a five-year capital plan that supports continued investments in front-line personnel, infrastructure and equipment to maintain the system in a state of good repair; helps advance its 10-year strategic plan, NJT2030; and includes additional spending […]

Freeholders hold TNR Committee meeting to discuss feral cat concerns

Freeholders hold TNR Committee meeting to discuss feral cat concerns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — District 3 Freeholder Tyshammie Cooper, chairperson of the Essex County Freeholder Trap-Neuter-Return Committee held a meeting recently to address the issue of feral cats overpopulating communities throughout Essex County. The meeting was held via Zoom, telecast and attended by District 1 Freeholder Robert Mercado, Essex County Administrator Robert Jackson and members […]

All RWJBarnabas Health hospitals top 2020 Most Wired list

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual “Healthcare’s Most Wired” survey, overseen by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, was recently released and RWJBarnabas Health’s facilities topped the list. All RWJBarnabas Health’s Acute Care Hospitals achieved Most Wired status for 2020; this includes: Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, […]

NJSBA welcomes new commissioner of education, former SOMA principal

TRENTON, NJ — On Oct. 20, the New Jersey School Boards Association welcomed Gov. Phil Murphy’s choice of Angelica Allen-McMillan as the state’s next commissioner of education. “Dr. Allen-McMillan’s wealth of experience at all levels of public education can benefit New Jersey’s public schools and students,” NJSBA Executive Director Lawrence Feinsod said. “She understands the […]

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