Murphy administration announces $161 million in grants to 543 municipalities

Murphy administration announces $161 million in grants to 543 municipalities

TRENTON, NJ — On Nov. 18, Gov. Phil Murphy announced $161.25 million in municipal aid grants, with 543 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, demonstrating the Department of Transportation’s commitment to communities. The competitive municipal aid grant program attracted 635 applications from 549 different municipalities […]

WSOU conducts dynamic food drive for the holidays

WSOU conducts dynamic food drive for the holidays

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As the holiday season approaches, WSOU 89.5 FM has announced its latest goodwill project with the launch of a GoFundMe campaign to subsidize its annual holiday food drive. Dedicated to supporting the needs of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, WSOU’s food drive is a time-honored tradition at Seton Hall University. […]

‘Nonstop Plants, a Garden for 365 Days’ with MGC

‘Nonstop Plants, a Garden for 365 Days’ with MGC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — For nearly 30 years, Margaret Roach has worked to make her garden in the Hudson Valley area a visual treat every day of the year. On Monday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in her slide presentation, “Nonstop Plants, a Garden for 365 Days,” she will explain to the Maplewood Garden Club how […]

Autumnal fun in South Orange

Autumnal fun in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Sometimes there is nothing better than a giant pile of leaves. Charlie Paikert, a resident of Meadowbrook Lane in South Orange, captured this shot of his neighbors playing in a leaf fort they had created. Pictured, from left, are D.J. Carter, age 6; Owen Kassnove, age 8; and Jude Zolty, age […]

Open-air market draws shoppers to Springfield Ave.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Springfield Avenue Partnership has been hosting open-air markets since September, to allow for socially distant shopping, but this past weekend kicked off the business corridor’s holiday-themed market, which will run until Dec. 19. Sponsored by the General Store Cooperative, Pollock Properties Group of Keller Williams and Matt Keane of Guaranteed Rate, […]

County clerk certifies November 2020 election results

County clerk certifies November 2020 election results

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The results are in! Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin has certified the November 2020 election results, in which 351,931 ballots were cast countywide. According to the clerk’s office, 58.06 percent of registered voters in Essex County voted, a big boost from last year’s general election, when only 91,105 ballots were cast, […]

DiVincenzo cancels 2021 Deer Management Program

DiVincenzo cancels 2021 Deer Management Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced on Friday, Nov. 20, that Essex County will not conduct its annual Deer Management Program to reduce the number of deer in the South Mountain and Hilltop reservations in 2021. “Essex County will not conduct its annual Deer Management Program in 2021. Our energy […]

Essex County to receive $26.4M NJTPA grant for safety improvements

Essex County to receive $26.4M NJTPA grant for safety improvements

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will receive $26.4 million in federal grants from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority to make safety improvements at 39 intersections throughout Essex County. The projects include extending curbs and installing refuge islands, where feasible, to shorten crossing distances for pedestrians; and the installation of leading pedestrian interval signals, […]

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