DCA report finds institutional homeownership is rising in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — On Dec. 1, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs issued the report “Buying New Jersey: The Rise in Institutional Ownership of Residential Properties,” which examines recent trends in institutional homeownership and its impact on the ability of households to buy a home. The report was researched and written by DCA’s Office […]

60-year-old man killed crossing the Garden State Parkway in Irvington

60-year-old man killed crossing the Garden State Parkway in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — A driver was struck and killed on the Garden State Parkway in Irvington in the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 26, after he exited his vehicle following a crash, according to New Jersey State Police. According to law enforcement, Mark Terpak, 60, of Little Falls, was driving southbound near milepost 144 […]

Essex County announces COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic schedule

Essex County announces COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County announced that the Essex County Division of Health is transitioning its COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic schedule for the winter. The new schedule began Monday, Nov. 28. “Getting vaccinated is still the best defense against the COVID-19 virus and best protection from serious illness. We are continuing our mobile vaccination […]

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. invites the public to celebrate the holiday season and participate in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year’s tour includes 10 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. […]

St. Hubert’s to end animal control services in Irvington, Maplewood and South Orange

St. Hubert’s to end animal control services in Irvington, Maplewood and South Orange

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center announced in October that, beginning in the new year, it will no longer provide animal control services to the 19 municipalities it currently serves. Due to budget constraints, St. Hubert’s has had to reevaluate and refocus its operations. “Each year, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center analyzes […]

Evening of Excellence highlights all the good done by MHANJ

Evening of Excellence highlights all the good done by MHANJ

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Throughout the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s programming became crystal clear. Across the state, when individuals and families are struggling with the many challenges that come with mental illness and poor mental health, MHANJ is there to provide the education, support […]

Burgess wins special election for state Senate

Burgess wins special election for state Senate

IRVINGTON, NJ — Renee Burgess, former president of the Irvington Town Council, has won a special election to remain a New Jersey state senator. This makes her the first state senator to hail from Irvington. She represents the 28th Legislative District, filling the seat vacated by longtime state Sen. Ronald L. Rice, who retired in […]

DCA awards $10M in grants to 293 NJ fire departments

DCA awards $10M in grants to 293 NJ fire departments

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs announced Nov. 11 the award of $10 million in American Rescue Plan firefighter grants to local and regional fire departments across New Jersey to ensure firefighters have proper protective, cleaning and sanitizing equipment during this time of heightened community need. The grants were awarded to […]

Orange parade celebrates our nation’s veterans

Orange parade celebrates our nation’s veterans

ORANGE, NJ — Capt. Faith Alcantara, executive director of innovation for the Orange Public School District, was the grand marshal at Orange’s Veterans Day parade on Nov. 13. Marching with her were Mayor Dwayne Warren and several veterans, including former board of education member Cristina Mateo.  Participants in the parade included Irvington High School’s marching […]

Irvington NAACP moves to electronic ballots for branch leaders election

IRVINGTON, NJ — The National NAACP will offer branch elections by Election Buddy for unit members in good standing. Irvington NAACP will have its turn at voting on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. All eligible members will cast votes for branch officers electronically rather than by in-person ballots this year. The nominating […]

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