NJ receives $4.5M to support crime-fighting efforts

NJ receives $4.5M to support crime-fighting efforts

NEWARK, NJ — The Department of Justice announced Dec. 4 that it has awarded more than $376 million in grant funding to enhance state, local and tribal law enforcement operations and reinforce public safety efforts in jurisdictions across the United States, including $4,561,569 to support public safety activities in the District of New Jersey. The […]

NJ enforcing ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ crackdown during holiday season

NJ enforcing ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ crackdown during holiday season

TRENTON, NJ — With the busy holiday travel season fast approaching, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety has announced the kickoff of a statewide traffic safety campaign targeting drunken and impaired drivers. Starting Dec. 6, law enforcement agencies across the state will be patrolling the New Jersey roads looking for drunken and impaired drivers as […]

‘East Orange Boogie Woogie’ mural unveiled

‘East Orange Boogie Woogie’ mural unveiled

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green and City Council unveiled a towering, 2,000 square-foot majestic mural at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Inspired by nationally recognized artist Tom Nussbaum’s sculpture, “East Orange Boogie Woogie,” which was in turn inspired by the 1942 artwork “Broadway Boogie Woogie,” by abstract artist Piet […]

Sheriff’s Office donates more than 600 turkeys to the needy

Sheriff’s Office donates more than 600 turkeys to the needy

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly 600 turkeys and hundreds of other food items filled more than 10 trucks, SUVs and vans as the Essex County Sheriff’s Office completed its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for the needy and homeless. This is the 30th year that Sheriff Armando Fontoura and officers have worked with the community for this […]

Orange PD ‘pays it forward’ with turkey giveaway

Orange PD ‘pays it forward’ with turkey giveaway

ORANGE — In an effort to help some of the residents feeling the financial pinch around holidays, the Orange Police Department hosted its first Thanksgiving turkey giveaway Monday, Nov. 25 at Police Headquarters, where Orange Mayor Dwayne D. Warren joined his brother, police Director Todd Warren, to host the event for local families. “The spirit […]

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Celebrate the holiday season by participating in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year, the tour includes 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The self-guided house tours will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, […]

Local mayors attend conference in Atlantic City

Local mayors attend conference in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY — Thousands of municipal employees and elected officials from New Jersey’s 565 municipalities connected at the 2019 League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City, which kicked off on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and concluded Thursday, Nov. 21. The state League of Municipalities is a voluntary association created to help communities do a better job […]