NJIT Athletics teams up with Prosecutor’s Office to honor students

NJIT Athletics teams up with Prosecutor’s Office to honor students

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office of Newark isn’t just about arresting and prosecuting the bad guys. The Prosecutor’s Office has paired up with NJIT Athletics to create a program for youth called Highlander Star Students, which began in September with East Orange schools participating in the program. According to a list […]

Three new Orange BOE members are sworn in

Three new Orange BOE members are sworn in

ORANGE, NJ — Sueann Gravesande, Guadalupe Cabido and Shawneque Johnson were sworn in to the applause of families and friends at the Orange Board of Education reorganization at Orange Preparatory Academy on Monday, Jan. 6. “Tonight is a swearing-in ceremony for three new school board members on the Orange School Board,” Essex County Clerk Chris […]

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2020 budget of $769.9 million on Jan. 10. According to the county, this budget stabilizes the county’s financial plan and addresses the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions; layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the […]

Orange mayor and councilwoman partner up to spread holiday cheer

Orange mayor and councilwoman partner up to spread holiday cheer

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Democratic Committee members weren’t the only ones spreading holiday cheer and giving back to the community on Saturday, Dec. 21. While the committee hosted its annual coat drive, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren and Councilwoman Adrienne Wooten were on a separate mission to give back to Orange residents. Traveling to visit […]

Freeholders approve contract to replace voting machines

Freeholders approve contract to replace voting machines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In order to ensure the integrity of future Essex County elections, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a resolution Jan. 7 approving the purchase of new voting machines that will provide optical scanners and paper ballots guaranteeing a secure and safe process.  In the wake of allegations of voter […]

Preliminary 2019 opioid stats show NJ is holding the line on overdose deaths

Preliminary 2019 opioid stats show NJ is holding the line on overdose deaths

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal joined Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials on Jan. 8 for a round table community meeting to discuss strategies for fighting the opioid addiction epidemic and to announce preliminary year-end opioid statistics for 2019, which indicate that, for the first time since 2012, New Jersey held the […]

Older authors encouraged to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

Older authors encouraged to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services invites Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2020 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Monday, March 16. “Our senior citizens have led […]

Murphy administration awards tax credits to expand affordable housing

Murphy administration awards tax credits to expand affordable housing

TRENTON, NJ — Opening the door to more than 1,200 new apartments affordable for families, seniors and residents with special needs, the Murphy administration announced Dec. 23 that it has awarded more than $22 million in annual 9-percent federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits. The highly competitive tax credits are expected to generate $214.7 million […]

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