Schaer and Jasey to introduce legislation to address student loan debt, increase college preparedness

TRENTON, NJ — Assembly Deputy Speaker Gary S. Schaer and Assembly Higher Education Committee Chairwoman Mila Jasey announced on Aug. 16 plans to introduce a comprehensive legislative package aimed at helping New Jersey residents better navigate the college process before, during and after their time on campus. “Too many students today are unprepared (for) entering […]

Authorities identify second fatality in bus crash

NEWARK, NJ — Authorities have identified the second person who was killed in a crash involving two NJ transit busses in Newark on Friday, Aug. 19. The victim has been identified as Jesy Garcia, 49, of Newark. Garcia had been transported to University Hospital after the crash, where she was pronounced dead several hours later. […]

PSE&G to upgrade aging cast iron gas facilities in West Orange

New durable plastic pipes will improve reliability and reduce possibility of methane leaks

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As previously reported, PSE&G will be working in West Orange to replace approximately 3 miles of older gas pipes with new, durable plastic and/or coated steel piping to ensure a safe, clean and reliable gas system well into the future. “These upgrades are part of PSE&G’s three-year program to replace up […]

Bus driver and one passenger killed in crash

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a fatal bus crash that resulted in the death of a NJ Transit bus driver and one passenger. On Friday, Aug. 19, shortly after 6 a.m., a NJ Transit bus – the 59 line to Westfield – collided with the […]

Nine in running for three open seats on BOE

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Nine candidates are contending for three Bloomfield Board of Education seats. Each seat is for three years and a registered voter may cast three ballots for this race. There are two incumbents in the race: Jill Fischman, the current BOE president, and Shane Berger. The challengers are Catherine Bumpus, Djanna Hill-Tall; Laura Izurieta; […]