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 […]

Irvington NAACP celebrates 41st anniversary with dinner

Irvington NAACP celebrates 41st anniversary with dinner

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP’s 41st anniversary Freedom Fund Dinner was a sweeping success, drawing many community officials and residents to celebrate the civil rights organization on Friday, Nov. 4, at the D’Lorice banquet hall in Irvington. As part of the evening’s theme, “This Is Power,” the Irvington NAACP honored three community organizations at […]

Irvington Chamber of Commerce celebrates 84th awards dinner

Irvington Chamber of Commerce celebrates 84th awards dinner

IRVINGTON, NJ — More than 120 people attended the Irvington Chamber of Commerce’s 84th annual Police and Fire Civic and Community Awards Dinner on Oct. 20 at Hanover Manor. The 2022 event honored members of the Irvington Police and Fire departments. Council President Jamillah Z. Beasley received the Civic Award, and the Rev. H. Grady […]

Essex County residents have several choices to make on Election Day

Essex County residents have several choices to make on Election Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Nov. 8 midterm election will prove important for Essex County residents, both on the local and national level.  On the national stage, Democratic incumbent Mikie Sherrill is fighting to keep her seat representing the 11th Congressional District against two challengers, Republican Paul DeGroot and Libertarian Joseph Biasco. The 11th Congressional […]

$102.8M of debt erased from Essex County Utilities Authority budget

$102.8M of debt erased from Essex County Utilities Authority budget

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced Wednesday, Oct. 26, that the Essex County Utilities Authority has erased more than $102.8 million of debt and is now debt free. DiVincenzo also announced that the $3.4 million in savings generated from not having to pay the debt will be passed to […]

NJDOT, DEP warn motorists to drive with extra caution as deer activity increases

NJDOT, DEP warn motorists to drive with extra caution as deer activity increases

TRENTON, NJ — Drivers are reminded to be extra vigilant on roadways this fall as the mating season for white-tailed deer gets underway and daylight is limited during peak commuting hours, the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced recently. Deer are more likely to enter roadways suddenly […]