Most Essex towns vote blue in election, keeping Democratic incumbents

Most Essex towns vote blue in election, keeping Democratic incumbents

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Nov. 2 election in New Jersey saw some major upsets, low voter turnout and the Democrats losing ground. The biggest upset was Republican challenger Edward Durr seemingly defeating Democratic incumbent Senate President Stephen Sweeney in the 3rd Legislative District; as of press time, the results of the race had not […]

See who’s running for political office in your town

See who’s running for political office in your town

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This election season is shaping up to be fairly quiet in Essex County, with few contested elections and foregone conclusions for some of the contested races. The biggest question on the ballot this upcoming Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, is the choice for governor. Democratic incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy, with running […]

Freeholders pass resolution supported ‘The People’s Bill’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Oct. 7, the Essex County freeholder board passed a resolution in support of New Jersey Assembly Bill 4034, which aims to provide protection to tenants, homeowners and landlords who have suffered significant financial losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. The bill, known as “The People’s Bill,” will help renters avoid […]

Orange unveils Black Lives Matter mural

Orange unveils Black Lives Matter mural

ORANGE, NJ — Shifting the landscape of what it means to reach higher within many communities across the nation, Black Lives Matter murals are popping up everywhere. Joining communities that have painted the mural on streets to symbolize that black lives do indeed matter, Orange has unveiled its Black Lives Matter mural to the public. […]

Assemblywoman speaks about People’s Bill at virtual meeting

Assemblywoman speaks about People’s Bill at virtual meeting

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Continuing the momentum from Mayor Ted Green’s May 7 virtual town hall meeting, which drew in approximately 50,000 views via Facebook Live, his May 14 meeting welcomed New Jersey General Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake and Rutgers University Student Health and Wellness Executive Director Anice Thomas as the meeting’s special guests. Held on […]

Timberlake honors county prosecutor in Assembly

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Recognizing the successful leadership of Essex County acting Prosecutor Ted Stephens II as part of the General Assembly’s Black History Month celebration, Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake honored Stephens in the State House during the voting session on Feb. 24. An Essex County native with a juris doctor degree from Seton Hall University, […]

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