Mylar balloons can cause fires and power outages

NEWARK, NJ — A little sparkle and glitz in your party decorations can help make that graduation or Memorial Day celebration memorable but keeping balloons away from power lines is essential to public safety. PSE&G reminds customers that proper handling and disposal of Mylar balloons prevents them from drifting into power lines and causing power […]

A dozen arrested following narcotics investigation

A dozen arrested following narcotics investigation

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced May 19 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, along with local, state and federal agencies, executed seven search warrants during the week of May 13 in Newark, East Orange and Irvington and recovered […]

NJAW to implement provisional rates as the company’s rate request is being reviewed

NJAW to implement provisional rates as the company’s rate request is being reviewed

VOORHEES, NJ — Beginning June 15, New Jersey American Water is implementing provisional rates for water and wastewater service while the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities reviews the company’s rate change request. New Jersey American Water’s rate request, which was filed Sept. 15, 2017, was driven by more than $868 million in needed investment […]

‘Click It or Ticket’ in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Sheriff Armando Fontoura advised motorists in a recent press release that the Essex County Sheriff’s Office will join with municipal police from around New Jersey in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign. Beginning May 21 and running through June 3, […]

Men of Essex, Inc. honors Essex County scholar-athletes and Athletes of Year

Men of Essex, Inc. honors Essex County scholar-athletes and Athletes of Year

The Men of Essex, Inc. has selected track phenom Reanda Richards of West Essex Regional High School to be the recipient of the 2018 “Essex Award.” The 60th Anniversary Essex Awards dinner banquet was held on Wednesday, May 16, at Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club in Livingston. Richards broke a 36-year-old meet record in […]

How law enforcement investigates police shootings

NEWARK, NJ — The Office of the Attorney General and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will present a discussion on “Investigations of Officer-Involved Shootings” on Thursday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church, 106 Sussex Ave. in Newark. This event will feature Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony […]

Legend Awards are presented to 6 Essex County senior citizens

Legend Awards are presented to 6 Essex County senior citizens

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, May 9, in Cedar Grove. May is recognized as National Older Americans Month. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Legends Awards to the following senior citizens: […]

NJT names new CFO, treasurer

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit Board of Directors recently appointed William Viqueira as the agency’s new chief financial officer and treasurer, and Jacqueline Stamford as the deputy treasurer.   “During Bill’s two decades in corporate finance, he has worked as an investment banker, CFO, business owner, and head of mergers and acquisitions,” NJ Transit […]

NJ Transit makes Forbes’ 2018 best employers list

NEWARK, NJ — Forbes has named NJ Transit to its prestigious America’s Best Employers 2018 list, which was released earlier this month. Only 20 New Jersey-based organizations were included in the annual rankings which, according to Forbes, measure leading companies from around the world to identify those best-liked by employees. “This honor is a reflection […]

PSE&G encourages customers to reduce electrical hazards

NEWARK, NJ — As the weather gets warmer and people prepare swimming pools, sprinkler systems and other summer activities, PSE&G reminds customers to pay attention to common hazards that could cause electrocution. May is National Electrical Safety Month. “Safety is always our top priority. We hope people enjoy all of the comforts and convenience of […]