NJ Human Services works to maintain benefits amid outbreak

TRENTON, NJ — To protect the health and safety of state residents, New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson outlined steps the department has taken to assist and protect those it serves amid the ongoing work to contain COVID-19 in a March 18 press release. “During these challenging times, Human Services is committed to continuing […]

AG: COVID-19 is no excuse for discrimination or harassment

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights issued new guidance on March 19 that addresses questions related to COVID-19 and the rights of New Jersey residents under New Jersey’s Law Against Discriminationand Family Leave Act. “COVID-19 is no excuse for racism, xenophobia or hate,” Grewal said. “Discrimination and harassment […]

NJ to receive $13.8M from CDC for coronavirus response

TRENTON, NJ — The Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will award more than $560 million to state and local jurisdictions in support of COVID-19 response. New Jersey will receive $13,860,160.20. “State and local health departments are on the frontlines of responding to the COVID-19 […]

Rep. Payne Jr. awarded first congressional trophy for floor speeches

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. received the first congressional trophy ever awarded to a member of Congress for speeches in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 12. Payne represents the 10th Congressional District.  The House Democratic Policy & Communications Committee honored Payne due to his leadership and commitment to speaking […]

Essex County arrests 61 individuals in warrant sweep

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced March 9 that 61 individuals, including three juveniles, with outstanding warrants for committing violent crimes in Essex County were arrested during a month-long initiative called Operation Clean Sweep. “This is a quality-of-life issue. These individuals had outstanding warrants. In some instances, they were charged […]

Confirm events are still happening before you get in the car

Confirm events are still happening before you get in the car

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — EssexNewsDaily and its affiliated newspapers print notices and calendars telling readers about upcoming events, programs, lectures and more. Due to COVID-19, a lot of municipalities and organizations are canceling or postponing events. Some of these cancellations may occur after publication, or simply not be communicated to us in time to prevent […]

AG Grewal to retailers: Do not try to profit from coronavirus fears

NEWARK, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs recently announced measures to prevent unscrupulous retailers from attempting to unlawfully profit from New Jerseyans’ fears about the spread of novel coronavirus, aka COVID-19. On March 5, the division sent warning letters to 10 retailers suspected of significantly inflating prices of items […]

Former governor to chair Essex County Civilian Task Force

Former governor to chair Essex County Civilian Task Force

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Former N.J. Gov. James McGreevey was appointed as chairman of the Essex County Civilian Task Force on Thursday, Feb. 27. McGreevey is the first appointment to the task force, which will work with the administration of the Essex County Correctional Facility to address systemic issues at the facility. “We are pleased […]

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