NJT announces progress on PTC installation, service adjustments

NEWARK, NJ — Progress continues on the installation of Positive Train Control equipment on NJ Transit’s rail fleet to meet federal year-end milestones, requiring NJ Transit to make a final set of rail service adjustments, the organization announced in a Sept. 20 press release. The temporary discontinuation of some trains and modified times and origin/destination […]

PSE&G to lower residential gas bills ahead of winter heating season

PSE&G to lower residential gas bills ahead of winter heating season

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G is decreasing residential gas bills just in time for the winter heating season, according to a press release from the utility. On Sept. 17, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved, on a provisional basis, PSE&G’s June gas supply filing that will lower customers’ bills, effective Oct. 1. The typical […]

Arts Unbound hosts 3rd annual festival for those with disabilities

Arts Unbound hosts 3rd annual festival for those with disabilities

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Arts Unbound, in collaboration with Essex Regional Educational Services Commission and ERESC Superintendent Laurie Newell, will host the third annual Arts Accessible Festival on Friday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ERESC’s Essex Campus Academy, 369 Passaic Ave. in Fairfield. The purpose of the art festival is to […]

Essex County NJ Republican Women celebrates 1-year anniversary

Essex County NJ Republican Women celebrates 1-year anniversary

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County NJ Republican Women will celebrate the group’s one-year anniversary with “Candidates, Taxes, Dinner, New Friends & New Ideas” on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Jim Johnston’s Steakhouse, 58 Eisenhower Parkway in Roseland. According to the group, Essex County residents who tend to be conservative and value […]

County congratulates senior artists in annual juried art show

County congratulates senior artists in annual juried art show

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. congratulated 20 Essex County artists who received awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show at an awards ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove Park. “I congratulate the winners and all the artists who […]

Essex County remembers 9/11

Essex County remembers 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seventeen years after the terror attacks at the World Trade Center, Essex County residents gathered at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the nearly 3,000 lives lost in 2001. With a foggy view of the New York City skyline, residents and elected officials read the […]

County to hold 13th annual Senior Wellness Day

County to hold 13th annual Senior Wellness Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The13th annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day, a free event for all county senior citizens, will be Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. The Essex County Senior Wellness Day is free and open to all seniors residing in Essex […]

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 […]

DiVincenzo calls for return to 2-percent arbitration cap

DiVincenzo calls for return to 2-percent arbitration cap

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. renewed his request to Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin to reenact the 2-percent cap on interest-arbitration increases for police and fire employees Tuesday, Aug. 14. The measure was first introduced in 2011 and renewed in 2014, before it was […]

Wells Fargo wagon not coming down the street in Essex

County divests from Wells Fargo over foreclosure record

Wells Fargo wagon not coming down the street in Essex

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced Aug. 8 that Essex County is withdrawing all its accounts from Wells Fargo because of “predatory lending schemes and aggressive foreclosure practices by the banking giant,” according to a release from the county. Under DiVincenzo’s directive, Essex County began removing its accounts from Wells Fargo […]