PSE&G files for gas supply rate increase this fall

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G filed June 1 for a modest increase in residential gas bills that would take effect this coming fall. If approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, this would be the first gas supply rate increase in nine years, according to a press release from the utility. While the proposed […]

Honoring safety partners in Newark

Honoring safety partners in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — At Police Week ceremonies at St. Lucy’s Church on May 25, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, seventh from left, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, fifth from right, presented the Law Enforcement Partnership Award to Sheriff Armando Fontoura, sixth from left. Working independently within the city of Newark during 2016, the Essex […]

High school student struck and killed on way home from prom

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced June 2 that 17-year-old Christopher Gibbs, a senior at Barringer High School in Newark, was struck by a tractor trailer crossing McCarter Highway near 4th Avenue at approximately 11:30 p.m. on June 1. Gibbs was returning home […]

Essex County to commemorate Memorial Day

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, May 26, County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. will host a wreath laying ceremony in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park to commemorate Memorial Day. Opened in September 2009, the 2.7-acre park and the Essex County Armed Forces Memorial are dedicated to the men and women who have served as members in […]

County recognizes distinguished senior citizens

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the county’s annual Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, May 10, in the Essex County Robert O’Toole Building in Cedar Grove Park. May is recognized as National Older Americans Month. During the ceremony, DiVincenzo presented […]

P.O.P. demands investigation into deaths of the ‘Jersey 4’

NEWARK, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress, a local grassroots activist group, held its 67th consecutive Justice Monday protest outside the Peter Rodino Federal Building on Broad Street in downtown Newark on Monday, May 8, to convince the next U.S. attorney in New Jersey to open civil rights investigations into “The Jersey Four.” P.O.P. […]

Essex County hosts free job fair

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County will host a free job fair on Thursday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Essex County College Gymnasium, 303 University Ave. in Newark. Register early at or at the event. Be sure to bring numerous copies of your resume. For more information, call 973-395-8415.

VHS alum Wyclef Jean inducted into New Jersey Hall Of Fame

VHS alum Wyclef Jean inducted into New Jersey Hall Of Fame

Multi-talented musician/actor and Vailsburg High School graduate Wyclef Jean was inducted into the New Jersey Hall Of Fame during a lavish red carpet ceremony that took place along the historic Asbury Park Boardwalk on May 7. The Haitian-born entertainer first achieved global success as a member of the acclaimed New Jersey-based hip-hop group The Fugees. He has won three Grammy […]

County to host open house for mental health awareness

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County will host its first Mental Health Awareness Month Open House at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. The goal of the daylong event is to raise awareness about mental health, to educate the public about behaviors that increase the risk of developing mental illness and to break […]