EPA provides New Jersey $84.5M for water infrastructure improvements

EPA provides New Jersey $84.5M for water infrastructure improvements

TRENTON, NJ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Sept. 6 that it has awarded nearly $84.5 million to New Jersey to help finance water infrastructure projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will primarily be used to upgrade wastewater and drinking water systems throughout the state. “Working with […]

Towns unite to find solution for NJ Transit

16 nearby mayors, including Parisi, join Collum and DeLuca in demanding changes to help frustrated commuters

Towns unite to find solution for NJ Transit

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nearly a month after South Orange and Maplewood sent a joint letter and the results of a survey about NJ Transit to Gov. Phil Murphy asking for improvements to the rail organization, Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca and South Orange President Sheena Collum were joined by 16 mayors, including West Orange Mayor […]

Essex County ceremony to commemorate Sept. 11 attacks

Essex County ceremony to commemorate Sept. 11 attacks

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The public is invited to attend “Essex County Remembers,” a solemn ceremony at the Eagle Rock Sept. 11 Memorial that will mark the 17th anniversary of the tragedies in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. The annual ceremony will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 8 a.m. in Eagle Rock Reservation […]

Everyone’s an Eagles fan when EOCHS alum returns

Everyone’s an Eagles fan when EOCHS alum returns

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Despite the fact that East Orange is located in the heart of Giants country in Northern New Jersey, residents temporarily transformed into Philadelphia Eagles fans on Friday Aug. 24, when East Orange Campus High School alumnus and Super Bowl Champion Rasul Douglas came back home to host a Back to School […]

Petition approved to recall Orange’s mayor

Petition approved to recall Orange’s mayor

ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, Aug. 8, Orange City Clerk Joyce Lanier approved a petition to recall Mayor Dwayne Warren that had been filed by Orange Board of Education member Tyrone Tarver, Karen Wells and Katalin Gordon. According to Lanier, now that the petition has been approved, Tarver, Wells and Gordon have 160 days to […]

East Orange suffers its third homicide of 2018

East Orange suffers its third homicide of 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange suffered another homicide, two weeks after the shooting death of STEM Academy teacher Kofi Owens on 16th Street on Friday, Aug. 3. On Friday, Aug. 17, acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide-Major Crimes Task […]

After body is dumped in Irvington, homicide is traced back to Orange

After body is dumped in Irvington, homicide is traced back to Orange

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and authorities in Irvington, Orange suffered its third homicide of the year, after police determined that a woman found on Krokit Place in Irvington on Friday, Aug. 17, had actually been killed in Orange, then dumped there. The victim has been identified as Shafequa Cooper, […]