EPA provides New Jersey $84.5M for water infrastructure improvements

EPA provides New Jersey $84.5M for water infrastructure improvements

TRENTON, NJ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Sept. 6 that it has awarded nearly $84.5 million to New Jersey to help finance water infrastructure projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will primarily be used to upgrade wastewater and drinking water systems throughout the state. “Working with […]

Towns unite to find solution for NJ Transit

16 nearby mayors, including Parisi, join Collum and DeLuca in demanding changes to help frustrated commuters

Towns unite to find solution for NJ Transit

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nearly a month after South Orange and Maplewood sent a joint letter and the results of a survey about NJ Transit to Gov. Phil Murphy asking for improvements to the rail organization, Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca and South Orange President Sheena Collum were joined by 16 mayors, including West Orange Mayor […]

Essex County ceremony to commemorate Sept. 11 attacks

Essex County ceremony to commemorate Sept. 11 attacks

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The public is invited to attend “Essex County Remembers,” a solemn ceremony at the Eagle Rock Sept. 11 Memorial that will mark the 17th anniversary of the tragedies in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. The annual ceremony will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 8 a.m. in Eagle Rock Reservation […]

PSE&G expands one VP’s role after retirement of another

PSE&G expands one VP’s role after retirement of another

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G announced Aug. 22 that John Latka, senior vice president of electric and gas operations, is retiring after 36 years of distinguished service; his retirement will be effective Sept. 7. The company also announced that Kim Hanemann, senior vice president of delivery projects and construction, has been named to an expanded role […]

PSE&G reminds customers to test gas heating systems now

PSE&G reminds customers to test gas heating systems now

NEWARK, NJ — In the middle of summer you may not be thinking about your furnace, but chilly weather will be here before you know it. PSE&G encourages its residential gas heating customers to test their heating systems now, so they can be confident systems will operate safely and efficiently when temperatures begin to drop. […]

Jewish Women’s Foundation awards $152,246 in grants, appoints new director

Jewish Women’s Foundation awards $152,246 in grants, appoints new director

WHIPPANY, NJ — Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey has awarded $152,246 in competitive grants to six nonprofit organizations that work to transform the lives of women and girls and to build social capital. Since 2007, JWFNJ has funded approximately 60 organizations in New Jersey and Israel, awarding more than $775,000. JWFNJ board members are […]

DiVincenzo calls for return to 2-percent arbitration cap

DiVincenzo calls for return to 2-percent arbitration cap

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. renewed his request to Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin to reenact the 2-percent cap on interest-arbitration increases for police and fire employees Tuesday, Aug. 14. The measure was first introduced in 2011 and renewed in 2014, before it was […]