Board approves NJ Transit’s FY19 local and community transportation programs

Board approves NJ Transit’s FY19 local and community transportation programs

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 8, NJ Transit’s board of directors authorized the expenditure of approximately $45 million in federal and state funds to implement local transportation programs for fiscal year 2019, providing critical local transportation services for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, the economically-disadvantaged and rural residents, according to a press release from NJ […]

More than 850 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

More than 850 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The 10th annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store brought grins all around on Sunday, July 29, as hundreds of children went shopping at a one-day pop-up store designed to help economically disadvantaged children in Essex County. “I love my new backpack and I got to pick it out myself!” exclaimed one little […]

Newark/Philadelphia Regional Medicare Fraud Strike Force announced

Newark/Philadelphia Regional Medicare Fraud Strike Force announced

NEWARK, NJ — Assistant Attorney Gen. Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division announced on Aug. 13 the formation of the Newark/Philadelphia Regional Medicare Fraud Strike Force, a joint law enforcement effort that brings together the resources and expertise of the Health Care Fraud Unit in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division’s Fraud Section, […]

NJ Transit adopts fiscal year 2019 operating, capital budgets

NJ Transit adopts fiscal year 2019 operating, capital budgets

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 8, the NJ Transit board of directors adopted a fiscal year 2019 operating budget and capital program that supports continued investments in personnel, infrastructure and equipment to maintain the system in a state-of-good repair, and enhance the overall customer experience, according to a press release from NJ Transit. “These budgets […]

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to host opioid community meeting

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to host opioid community meeting

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, along with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and health care professionals, will host a community meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 15, to discuss the effects of the opioid crisis in this area. The meeting, which will be held at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave. […]

Irvington well-represented at Newark music festival

Irvington well-represented at Newark music festival

NEWARK, NJ — The Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, on Broad Street in downtown Newark, hosted the 13th annual Lincoln Park Music Festival, beginning with gospel and rhythm-and-blues music on Friday, July 27, followed by house music on Saturday, July 28, and ending with hip-hop music on Sunday, July 29. The Newark rap group Lords […]

NJ Transit and Nextdoor partner in community policing initiative

NJ Transit and Nextdoor partner in community policing initiative

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Transit Police Department has partnered with Nextdoor, a global, private social network for neighborhoods, to utilize the social media app to help increase active “eyes and ears” surrounding NJ Transit’s infrastructure. “Safety is the No. 1 priority for NJ Transit, Executive Director Kevin Corbett said in a press release. […]

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The awards were announced at the Arts Council’s 52nd annual meeting, held at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. “The New Jersey […]

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