Murphy administration announces $161 million in grants to 543 municipalities

Murphy administration announces $161 million in grants to 543 municipalities

TRENTON, NJ — On Nov. 18, Gov. Phil Murphy announced $161.25 million in municipal aid grants, with 543 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, demonstrating the Department of Transportation’s commitment to communities. The competitive municipal aid grant program attracted 635 applications from 549 different municipalities […]

Urban mayors stand together against the threat of COVID-19

Urban mayors stand together against the threat of COVID-19

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County is once again plagued with COVID-19 cases. Refusing to tolerate an uncontrolled rise in cases for the second time, the mayors of Irvington, Newark, Orange and East Orange came together via Facebook Live to address these concerns on Nov. 16 During the discussion, despite praising the efforts of Gov. […]

County clerk certifies November 2020 election results

County clerk certifies November 2020 election results

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The results are in! Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin has certified the November 2020 election results, in which 351,931 ballots were cast countywide. According to the clerk’s office, 58.06 percent of registered voters in Essex County voted, a big boost from last year’s general election, when only 91,105 ballots were cast, […]

Giblin and Timberlake organize holiday toy and book drive

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Assemblyman Thomas Giblin and Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake have called on residents, businesses and organizations in the 34th Legislative District to support their 2020 Holiday Toy and Book Drive, which last year handed out hundreds of toys and books to kids ages 3 to 15. “We want to extend a helping hand […]

Irvington receives $150,000 Open Space grant

Irvington receives $150,000 Open Space grant

IRVINGTON, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., second from left, presents a $150,000 grant to Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss, front in center. The funds came from the Essex County Recreation and Open Space Trust Fund and are part of the 2020 Local Aid Program. Irvington will use the grant to support upgrades to […]

Essex County to receive $26.4M NJTPA grant for safety improvements

Essex County to receive $26.4M NJTPA grant for safety improvements

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will receive $26.4 million in federal grants from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority to make safety improvements at 39 intersections throughout Essex County. The projects include extending curbs and installing refuge islands, where feasible, to shorten crossing distances for pedestrians; and the installation of leading pedestrian interval signals, […]

Hot comb causes two-alarm fire within township

Hot comb causes two-alarm fire within township

IRVINGTON, NJ — With Thanksgiving approaching, one thing many people are thankful for is a roof over their head. Countless residents are left homeless during the cold and flu season for a variety of reasons, including financial woes and house fires. Unfortunately, the latter became a harsh reality for the occupants of one Irvington home. […]

County announces $2M grant program to help mortgage-payers

County announces $2M grant program to help mortgage-payers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County is allocating $2 million for a grant program to help residential property owners from Essex County who have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus and are behind on their mortgage payments. Applications for the Essex County Coronavirus Mortgage Assistance Program are now available at https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/essexcountynj/Participant. Grants will be awarded […]

23-year-old Irvington man shot to death

23-year-old Irvington man shot to death

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of Sameer T. Parchment, 23, of Irvington, according to a Nov. 16 press release from the prosecutor’s office On Saturday, Nov. 14, Parchment was fatally shot in an apartment on Tremont Terrace. He […]

Officials urge Murphy to join Transportation and Climate Initiative

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — More than 100 elected officials from New Jersey have signed a letter urging Gov. Phil Murphy to join the Transportation and Climate Initiative. In order to mitigate the harms of a warming climate, New Jersey has taken major steps to reduce emissions from the transportation sector, acknowledging that it’s the source […]

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