FamiCare founder wants to start a back-to-Haiti movement

NEWARK, NJ — During a rally on the steps of Newark City Hall in downtown Newark on Thursday, Jan. 18, Mayor Tony Vauss joined his counterparts from East Orange, Orange, Newark and Hillside in speaking out against recent alleged negative remarks about Haitians, Africans and others that were attributed to President Donald Trump. At Large […]

Timberlake’s freeholder seat remains vacant for now

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A seat on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders remains open after Britnee Timberlake, a former president of the Board, filled the seat in the New Jersey State Assembly left vacant by Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver. Timberlake was on the freeholder board from 2015 to 2018, and was the president […]

NJ Transit board selects Kevin Corbett as next executive director

NEWARK, NJ — In a unanimous vote, the NJ Transit Board of Directors approved Kevin Corbett as the next executive director of NJ Transit; his appointment became effective Monday, Feb. 19. “I would like to thank Gov. Murphy and the NJ Transit Board of Directors for the opportunity to serve the state of New Jersey,” […]

NJ Transit proposes discontinuation of Bus Route 95

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is proposing the discontinuation of Bus Route No. 95 in the Somerset-Union-Essex County corridor due to low ridership and the availability of ample alternative public transportation to facilitate these trips. On average, bus Route No. 95, which operates from Watchung to Newark Penn Station via the Route 22 corridor, services […]

WO resident pleads guilty to wire fraud scheme

NEWARK, NJ — A political consultant admitted her role in a fraud scheme related to contracts with the Newark Watershed Development Corp. and kickbacks to officials there, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on Jan. 29. Dianthe Martinez Brooks, 42, of West Orange pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares in Newark federal court […]

NJT board member honored with diversity leadership award

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit board member Flora Castillo has been presented the 2018 Women’s Transportation Seminar Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award. The honor was awarded Jan. 25 during a ceremony at Club 101 in New York City. The award is presented each year to a nominee who takes initiative to facilitate professional opportunities for […]

County receives $14.8M grants to improve safety at intersections

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority has awarded Essex County $14.8 million in federal grants to make safety improvements at 31 intersections in Montclair, Orange, East Orange, Newark, Belleville, Irvington, Bloomfield and Maplewood. “We want everyone to feel safe on our roads whether they’re walking, driving, visiting our local businesses or […]

Hamm, P.O.P. celebrate MLK Day with a 101st consecutive protest

Hamm, P.O.P. celebrate MLK Day with a 101st consecutive protest

NEWARK, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15, by hosting its annual March and Rally Against Inequality, Racism, Sexism, Fascism and War in his honor, which also doubled as the 101st official Justice Monday protest. P.O.P. Chairman Larry Hamm and his group have been gathering […]

Mayor to take part in anti-Trump rally at Newark’s City Hall

NEWARK, NJ — The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee’s 33rd annual Legacy of a Dream Commemorative Tribute to the Life and Work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. took place in the Irvington High School Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 13. During his remarks at the event, Mayor Tony Vauss announced he would be […]

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