PSE&G files first rate review in 8 years, requests 1-percent increase

NEWARK, NJ — On Jan. 12, PSE&G filed its first regulatory rate review in more than eight years, asking for an adjustment in electric and gas base delivery rates that would increase overall revenues by approximately 1 percent, according to a recent release from the company. According to the company, the increase is necessary to […]

DiVincenzo presents proposed 2018 county budget of $725.9M

DiVincenzo presents proposed 2018 county budget of $725.9M

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, Jan. 10, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a proposed 2018 budget of $725.9 million that, according to a press release from the county, stabilizes the county’s financial plan and addresses challenges stemming from ongoing national economic conditions. According to the county, layoffs have been avoided since 2004 […]

P.O.P. marks 100th consecutive Justice Monday protest

NEWARK, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress marked its 100th consecutive week of Justice Monday protests outside the Paul W. Rodino Federal Building in downtown Newark on Monday, Jan. 8, despite the bitter weather. “Man, it was cold out there yesterday,” said Hamm on Tuesday, Jan. 9. “It’s been hard to continue to protest […]

County outlines plan for 2018 deer culling program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. recently outlined plans for the 2018 Essex County Deer Management Program in South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation. This is the 11th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. “Controlling the population by removing […]

Joi’s Angels hosts Christmas Carnival at ECC

Joi’s Angels hosts Christmas Carnival at ECC

Photo by Chris Sykes From left, Mark Smith, the co-founder of the non-profit charity organization Joi’s Angels, along with his wife and the organization’s namesake, Joi, stands with a security officer and a volunteer on Saturday, Dec. 16, during the organization’s Christmas Carnival and annual Holiday Party inside the Essex County College gymnasium on West […]

AP students design and execute art exhibit at 1978 gallery

AP students design and execute art exhibit at 1978 gallery

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — For the next month, the 1978 Maplewood Arts Center will be home to “Fresh 10.0,” the 10th annual Advanced Placement Art Students Exhibit, featuring work by students from six different high schools in Essex and Union counties, including Columbia High School. The CHS artwork will hang in the gallery on Springfield Avenue […]

County dedicates replica of historic Indian Trails Plaque

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. unveiled a replica of a historic Indian Trails Plaque next to the Essex County Courthouse in Newark on Thursday, Dec. 28. The plaque shows old Indian trails through the city of Newark and how they relate to current major thoroughfares. It was originally dedicated in 1951, […]

NJ Transit’s mobile app provides more ticket options

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has upgraded its mobile app to offer additional features and functionality and an enhanced user experience. “Our goal is to make the NJ Transit mobile app the single source for all of the travel information our customers need, from purchasing tickets to viewing schedules and receiving alerts,” NJ Transit Executive […]

County crowns winners in annual gingerbread house contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the children and families who participated in the Essex County Environmental Center’s 13th annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest on Monday, Dec. 18. There were 33 entries in this year’s contest. “Our Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest is a wonderful […]