$17M grant to expand commuter bus service in North Jersey

$17M grant to expand commuter bus service in North Jersey

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, ranking member on the Senate’s transit subcommittee, and U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill announced Dec. 13 the awarding of $17,275,000 in federal funding to enhance commuter bus service, expand capacity and reduce wait times for riders on dozens of overcrowded NJ Transit routes in Essex, Hudson and Bergen counties.  […]

DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and Essex County Surrogate Alturrick Kenney were sworn into office during an afternoon inauguration ceremony at Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology on Wednesday, Jan. 2. DiVincenzo was sworn into his fifth term as executive, Fontoura his 10th term as […]

Essex County remembers 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seventeen years after the terror attacks at the World Trade Center, Essex County residents gathered at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the nearly 3,000 lives lost in 2001. With a foggy view of the New York City skyline, residents and elected officials read the […]

Menendez visits Irvington church, talks about key concerns  

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez told a packed Christian Pentecostal Church in Irvington on Sunday, Jan. 28, that he remains committed to fighting for the issues that overwhelmingly impact minority communities, including quality education, safe and affordable housing, and criminal justice reform. The senator was joined by Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and the church’s pastor, the […]

DiVincenzo kicks off his re-election campaign

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Accompanied by elected officials and community leaders from across the state, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., at microphone, kicked off his re-election campaign for Essex County executive in Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Monday, Dec. 11. Among those endorsing DiVincenzo at the event were U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and […]