DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and Essex County Surrogate Alturrick Kenney were sworn into office during an afternoon inauguration ceremony at Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology on Wednesday, Jan. 2. DiVincenzo was sworn into his fifth term as executive, Fontoura his 10th term as […]

NJ Transit board selects new head of rail operations

NEWARK, NJ — On Jan. 4, NJ Transit’s board of directors approved Raymond P. Kenny as senior vice president and general manager of rail operations at a special meeting. “Ray is a national expert in the railroad industry and his knowledge of the complexities of the rail system in our region is unmatched,” said New […]

PSE&G recognized as a 2018 utility customer champion

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G has been recognized for outstanding customer satisfaction by Cogent Reports, a division of Market Strategies International, a leading nationwide research firm. Named a 2018 Customer Champion among residential customers, PSE&G was one of 33 utilities nationwide who ranked highest in brand trust, product experience and operational satisfaction. The utility earned the […]

NJ Devils bring holiday cheer to RWJBarnabas Health patients

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Patients and staff at all hospitals within RWJBarnabas Health enjoyed some holiday cheer Dec. 17, as New Jersey Devils players and alumni, as well as the popular mascot NJ Devil, visited with patients, delivering toys, wrapping gifts, working snack cart delivery and taking photos. RWJBarnabas Health is the state’s most comprehensive […]

Holiday contest helps raise awareness about nature and the environment

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the children and families who participated in the Essex County Environmental Center’s 14th annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest on Monday, Dec. 17. There were 35 entries in this year’s contest. “Our Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest is a wonderful project […]

NJ Transit awarded federal grant money for Positive Train Control

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has been awarded a grant of more than $6.5 million from the Federal Railroad Administration to install Positive Train Control equipment on 33 new multilevel cab cars. In December, NJ Transit’s board of directors authorized the purchase of 113 Multilevel III passenger vehicles, allowing the agency to replace the oldest […]

NJ Transit employees collect toys and coats for the holidays

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is celebrating the season by donating and distributing toys and coats for those in need throughout the state. “NJ Transit employees are committed to making a difference in the communities where we and our customers live, work and ride our rails and buses,” NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett said. […]

NJAW receives 2018 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

VOORHEES, NJ — New Jersey American Water was recognized by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as one of this year’s recipients of the annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards. Recipients were recognized at a luncheon held at the New Jersey State Museum by NJDEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe and N.J. first lady Tammy Murphy, […]

East Orange welcomes new Public Safety Department director

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green’s has concluded his search to replace former Public Safety Department Director Sheila Coley, who resigned abruptly on Tuesday, May 29. At a press conference in East Orange Police Division Headquarters on South Munn Avenue on Monday, Dec, 17, Green announced the appointment of former Newark Police […]

Essex senior citizens invited to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior Services invite Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period in their life to the 2019 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Friday, March […]