NJ law enforcement leaders honor officers, including Roberts, who died during pandemic

NJ law enforcement leaders honor officers, including Roberts, who died during pandemic

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s law enforcement leaders gathered Oct. 13 at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton to unveil the state’s first permanent memorial honoring police officers and other law enforcement professionals who died during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Glen Ridge Police Sgt. Charles E. Roberts III is among those honored on the […]

Archdiocese works to reconnect with disengaged Catholics through new initiative

NEWARK, NJ — The Archdiocese of Newark has just launched its new Vine and Branches campaign to inspire Catholics in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union counties to return to Mass now that most pandemic-related restrictions have been lifted. Spearheaded by Auxiliary Bishop Michael A. Saporito and priests of the archdiocese, the Vine and Branches initiative […]

NJ Transit rolls out AquaTrack for fall cleanup

NJ Transit rolls out AquaTrack for fall cleanup

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has begun utilizing two AquaTrack machines to clean and remove leaves from the rails throughout the fall season, according to an Oct. 13 press release. The AquaTrack equipment is a high-pressure power-washing system that removes the oily residue left behind by fallen leaves on the tracks to prevent train delays […]

Report says Seton Hall U produces $1.6B annual economic impact on New Jersey

Report says Seton Hall U produces $1.6B annual economic impact on New Jersey

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University provides a significant impact on New Jersey’s economy, totaling more than $1.6 billion annually, according to a new, independent analysis that looked at the societal and economic impact of the university through an assessment of its annual operations, capital investments, ancillary spending, and the additional earnings or “wage […]

League of Women Voters endorses Essex–Hudson Greenway Project

League of Women Voters endorses Essex–Hudson Greenway Project

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex–Hudson Greenway Coalition, comprising the Open Space Institute, the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition, and September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance, has welcomed the endorsement of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey, as the latest statewide organization to come out in support of the greenway project. For […]

NBA star Allan Houston brings FISLL to Seton Hall University

NBA star Allan Houston brings FISLL to Seton Hall University

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Former NBA superstar and Olympic gold medalist Allan Houston has brought his leadership mentoring program, Faith, Integrity, Sacrifice, Leadership and Legacy, to Seton Hall University. Part of the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation, FISLL enjoys an exclusive partnership with the NBA. The FISLL Project focuses on “youth voice and leadership cultivation, combining […]

County honors Stars of Essex at Latino heritage celebration

County honors Stars of Essex at Latino heritage celebration

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s annual Latino heritage celebration on Monday, Oct. 4, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building in Newark. The spirited celebration paid homage to the rich culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to the Spanish-speaking nations of Europe, […]

Maplewood, Newark, South Orange neighborhoods join preservation program

Maplewood, Newark, South Orange neighborhoods join preservation program

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs has designated 20 communities from across the state to join the Neighborhood Preservation Program, which is designed to strengthen the economic health of threatened but viable neighborhoods and to encourage private investment in these communities. The department selected the communities through a competitive application process.  […]

Payne welcomes VP Kamala Harris to Essex County

Payne welcomes VP Kamala Harris to Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. welcomed Vice President Kamala Harris in Newark on Oct. 8. The two, joined by several other area officials, toured the vaccination site at Essex County College, one of the first vaccine centers in New Jersey.  “It was an honor to welcome Vice President Kamala Harris to […]

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