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 […]

Two major investigations into carjacking rings lead to 42 prison sentences

Two major investigations into carjacking rings lead to 42 prison sentences

TRENTON, NJ — On Dec. 13, Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal announced final results of “Operation Jacked” and “Operation 17 Corridor,” major investigations and prosecutions that targeted international carjacking and stolen car-trafficking rings. The operations led to arrests and charges against more than 50 ring members in 2014 and 2015, and recovery of approximately 250 stolen […]

OPD hosts toy giveaway this holiday season

OPD hosts toy giveaway this holiday season

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren took part in the Orange Police Department’s fifth annual Christmas toy giveaway at the Orange Police Headquarters on Monday, Dec. 16. “The Orange Police Department underwent a transformation into a holiday toy wonderland,” Warren told the Record-Transcript on Tuesday, Dec. 17. “Children of all ages were greeted with […]