ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation are jointly sponsoring a one-day guy buyback on Saturday, March 30. Anyone can anonymously turn in up to three guns, no questions asked. The gun buyback will be held in Bethany Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 275 W. Market St. in Newark. […]

2019 county budget to allocate funds to legal services for ICE detainees

2019 county budget to allocate funds to legal services for ICE detainees

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced that the 2019 Essex County budget will include an allocation of $750,000 to create a Legal Services Fund to provide representation to ICE detainees at the Essex County Correctional Facility. “We are pleased to join with the […]

DiVincenzo signs Project Labor Agreement for parking decks

DiVincenzo signs Project Labor Agreement for parking decks

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and local construction trades unions announced that two project labor agreements were signed on Monday, March 11. The agreements ensure that union members will be hired to work on the development of parking decks at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange and the Essex County […]

Meet the Mayors of Essex County on April 6

Meet the Mayors of Essex County on April 6

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The ninth annual Essex County Meet the Mayors event will be Saturday, April 6, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave. in West Orange. Guest speakers Sen. Stephen Sweeney and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick will discuss important issues affecting New Jersey. Also, a hot breakfast will be […]

Restructuring of U.S. Attorney’s Office leads to significant results in first year

Restructuring of U.S. Attorney’s Office leads to significant results in first year

NEWARK, NJ — One year after U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito reorganized the structure of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, overall criminal prosecutions have increased 51 percent, including a 65-percent jump in violent crime prosecutions, a 39-percent jump in narcotics-related prosecutions and a 15-percent jump in white collar crime prosecutions, according […]

Essex Republican women to honor Chris Christie

Essex Republican women to honor Chris Christie

MONTCLAIR, NJ — For his strong support of the U.S. Bill of Rights’ 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms, New Jersey’s 55th governor, Christopher J. Christie, will be presented with the 2nd Amendment Award at the Lincoln Day Dinner, to be held jointly between Montclair Republicans and the Essex County NJ Republican Women on […]

PSEG sets new record for spending with diverse suppliers in 2018

PSEG sets new record for spending with diverse suppliers in 2018

NEWARK, NJ — PSEG hosted its 13th annual Supplier Diversity Procurement Fair on March 12, bringing together representatives of New Jersey’s diverse business community and the state’s largest utilities. The event offers minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses an opportunity to meet with prospective buyers and discuss their products and services. During 2018, PSEG set a […]

Essex County cleans up 2019 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards

Essex County cleans up 2019 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — JerseyArts.com has tallied the results from the nearly 14,000 ballots cast in the 2019 People’s Choice Awards and Essex County organizations and venues overwhelmingly came out on top, especially in Montclair. In fact, of the 19 categories, only two winners weren’t from Essex County. New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark […]

Clergy honored at State of the Township address

Clergy honored at State of the Township address

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss honored clergy from Newark and Irvington on Thursday, Feb. 28, during his fifth annual State of the Township Address at Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue. Honorees at the event included: Bishops Victor D. Agee, James H. Everett, Rudy V. Carlton and Timothy L. Pernell Jr.; Pastors Rodger J. […]

NJ Transit receives approval for PTC alternative schedule

NJ Transit receives approval for PTC alternative schedule

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has received Federal Railroad Administration approval on its submission for the Positive Train Control alternative schedule, which allows for full PTC implementation by the end of 2020. In approving the request, the FRA certified that NJ Transit successfully met all of the criteria required by the end of 2018. “This […]

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