Men of Essex, Inc., to hold 64th Essex Awards ceremonies on June 15

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Men of Essex, Inc., has selected Newark Academy tennis phenom Nicolas Kotzen as the recipient of the 64th annual Essex Award.  Kotzen was a standout tennis player and was selected first team all-state and All-American. He will attend Columbia University on a full tennis scholarship in the fall. The 64th […]

NJDOT announces $19.6 million in grants for Safe Routes to School Program

NJDOT announces $19.6 million in grants for Safe Routes to School Program

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation officials announced on May 31 the allotment of $19.6 million for 31 grants under the Safe Routes to School Program. This represents the largest amount ever awarded for the program. “The Safe Routes to School program is a great example of how NJDOT, working with the state’s […]

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The nation was again plunged into despair on May 24 when a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, injuring many others. This was the third-deadliest school shooting in a U.S. school, after the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 and the Sandy Hook Elementary […]

Murphy administration invests $21.4 million to reduce litter statewide

Murphy administration invests $21.4 million to reduce litter statewide

TRENTON, NJ — The N.J. Department of Environmental Protection is enhancing statewide efforts to remove litter, beautify neighborhoods and improve water quality across New Jersey by distributing $21.4 million in Clean Communities grants this year, an approximate $700,000 increase from 2021’s disbursement, NJDEP Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced May 26.  In total, NJDEP is awarding […]

Harmonium Choral Society to host ‘Dinner with a Prince’

SHORT HILLS, NJ — His Royal Highness Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil of Rajpipla, India, will be the featured guest at “Dinner with a Prince” on Saturday, June 4, as part of Harmonium Choral Society’s upcoming Open Hearts weekend. Prince Manvendra is India’s first openly gay royal. Since appearing on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2007, […]

Policy to address consequences of large number of bench warrants for low-level offenses

Policy to address consequences of large number of bench warrants for low-level offenses

TRENTON, NJ — On May 25, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced a directive instructing that law enforcement agencies no longer place individuals with municipal court bench warrants with bail amounts of $500 or fewer under custodial arrest. Instead, those individuals — who are already generally released after arrest — will now be given […]

Essex County commemorates Memorial Day early at Veterans Memorial Park

Essex County commemorates Memorial Day early at Veterans Memorial Park

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, May 24, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted a Memorial Day ceremony at the Armed Forces Memorial in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park to commemorate Memorial Day. Laying a ceremonial wreath with the county executive were Deputy Chief of Staff William Payne; Commissioner Patricia Sebold; retired Navy and […]