NJBPU invites feedback on Energy Master Plan draft

NJBPU invites feedback on Energy Master Plan draft

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities will conduct public stakeholder meetings on the Draft 2019 Energy Master Plan on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Larsen Auditorium, Seton Hall Law School in Newark. Further information about the Draft 2019 Energy Master Plan […]

Sheriff’s Dept. promotes and swears in new officers

Sheriff’s Dept. promotes and swears in new officers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced promotions and the hiring of several sheriff’s officers during a swearing-in ceremony held at the Leroy Smith Public Safety Building on July 8. Among those promoted were Chief James Spango, who previously served as a deputy chief; Undersheriff Fitzgerald Figliuolo, who also served as a […]

Major fentanyl and heroin mill in irvington taken down

IRVINGTON, NJ — On July 9, N.J. Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrests of four persons in the takedown of a major fentanyl and heroin mill in Irvington that distributed its narcotics in wax folds stamped with the same brand names that have been linked to 93 overdoses, including 33 deaths. Approximately 70,000 […]

NJ Transit creates employee court advocate position

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit announced the creation of an employee court advocate position to support operational employees such as bus operators and rail conductors who are victims of on-the-job assaults. The position was created in support of the New Jersey State Legislature’s added protections for front-line transportation workers to the state criminal assault statute. […]

TBZ, other local projects to see state spending freeze

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On June 30, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Act into law. The budget lacked the governor’s long-supported millionaire’s tax, which had been vehemently opposed by N.J. Senate President Stephen Sweeney. While Murphy seemingly lost the fight for a millionaire’s tax, he hit back with Executive Order No. […]

Early construction work completed for Portal North Bridge

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit, with support from Amtrak, has completed an early action construction contract that included five major construction elements for the Portal North Bridge Replacement Program, according to a Feb. 22 press release from NJ Transit. This contract broke ground in October 2017 and these construction elements were completed in early February […]

County recognizes ‘Essex Five’ for Black History Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, Feb. 15, at the county’s 16th annual Black History Month celebration, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards to the NAACP Chapters in Essex County — Oranges-Maplewood, Newark, Montclair and Irvington — and the Urban League of Essex County. Known as […]

South Orange-Vailsburg UMC to celebrate BHM

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, Feb. 24, the community is invited to the 10 a.m. worship service at the South Orange-Vailsburg United Methodist Church, at the corner of South Orange Avenue and Prospect Street in South Orange. The service will be a celebration of Black History Month and one in which the words of […]

County congratulates Ironbound Community Corp. on 50th anniversary

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., third from right, presented a proclamation to the Ironbound Community Corp. congratulating the organization on its 50th anniversary. Receiving the proclamation are members of the ICC staff, from left, Rosa Chalquillo, Jesus Romero, Jessica Valladolid, Irenes Arce, Hazel Applewhite, Nancy Zak, Jay W. Walker, Executive Director […]

County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With 88,397 visitors, the 12th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo collected more than 13.5 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys for those in need. “It is humbling to see the large number of items dropped off at the Holiday Lights Spectacular to assist the less […]

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