Essex County towns range far and wide in NJ Monthly ranking

Essex County towns range far and wide in NJ Monthly ranking

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Monthly magazine recently released its biannual list of “the top towns” in the state, ranking each municipality from best place to live to worst place to live based on a number of criteria. In the 2019 list, Essex County ranged the gamut, with two towns in the top 20, […]

Maplewood author debuts locally set novel

Maplewood author debuts locally set novel

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood novelist Lisa A. Sturm will celebrate the publication of her debut novel, “Echoed In My Bones,” just released by Twisted Road Publications, at an author event on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood.  “Echoed In My Bones” is the story of twin biracial sisters […]

County dedicates section of highway to honor slain patrolman

County dedicates section of highway to honor slain patrolman

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., NJ State Sen. Teresa Ruiz and Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced the dedication of the “Patrolman Daniel ‘Danny’ J. Smith Memorial” on Wednesday, Aug. 28. A native of Bloomfield and a member of the old Essex County Police Department, Smith was fatally shot on Sept. 17, 1984, […]

Freeholders pass bond ordinance to help Newark solve its water crisis

Freeholders pass bond ordinance to help Newark solve its water crisis

NEWARK, NJ — During an emergency Freeholder meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 27, Essex County Freeholder President Brendan Gill and the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously voted to approve a bond ordinance allocating $120 million dollars, which will enable the city of Newark to expedite the replacement of lead water pipes.  The action supports […]

Free first-time homebuyer seminar in Newark

Free first-time homebuyer seminar in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — On Saturday, Sept. 14, New Jersey Citizen Action will hold “A Home of Her Own: Women’s Housing Initiative,” a free first-time homebuyer seminar at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, located at 150 Bleeker St., second-floor Campus Center, in Newark, from 2 to 4 p.m. Anyone interested in learning how to become […]

Area HS students graduate from MINDS Program at SHU med school

Area HS students graduate from MINDS Program at SHU med school

NUTLEY, NJ — The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University celebrated the graduation of 15 outstanding high school students who participated in the Medical Internship Navigating Diversity & Science Program. “Our mission is to create a physician workforce that is capable of delivering excellent clinical care and optimal health to all individuals […]

Essex County to finance $120M to replace lead water pipes in Newark

Essex County to finance $120M to replace lead water pipes in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 26, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Gov. Phil Murphy announced a partnership to fund the complete replacement of lead pipes in the city’s water distribution system. According to the agreement, the Essex County Improvement Authority will assist Newark in financing $120 million, which […]

Alleged leader of violent EO street gang charged with drug and gun offenses

Alleged leader of violent EO street gang charged with drug and gun offenses

NEWARK, NJ — An East Orange man appeared in court Aug. 22 on charges of distribution of phencyclidine and marijuana, possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug distribution crime, and the use of a minor to distribute drugs, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Tyree Thomas, aka “Hellboy,” 26, is charged by complaint with seven […]

PSE&G phone number spoofed by scammers

PSE&G phone number spoofed by scammers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — PSE&G is warning New Jersey residents that scammers have spoofed one of its phone numbers in attempts to obtain personal information. PSE&G recently received an escalating number of phone calls from people claiming to be returning missed calls that appear to have been made from a PSE&G phone number. “If you […]

‘Wellness on Wheels’ van visits ShopRite of Newark

‘Wellness on Wheels’ van visits ShopRite of Newark

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 10, ShopRite nutritionist Biancha Jackson hosted a series of health and wellness events in the parking lot of the ShopRite of Newark in conjunction with a visit from the RWJBarnabas “Wellness on Wheels” bus. Wellness on Wheels is a mobile greenhouse and cooking school designed to bring free nutrition education […]