County clerk releases certified election results

County clerk releases certified election results

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin has released the certified the November election results for most of the county. The sole election in the county not certified as of press time was the Board of Education in Bloomfield, where a tie triggered a recount. According to Durkin’s certified results, voter turnout was […]

David Lyons remembered at funeral

IRVINGTON, NJ — The funeral for former Irvington Municipal Council President and North Ward Councilman David Lyons took place at Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue on Monday, Aug. 19. According to Lyons’ wife, Charmin, he died from complications due to a heart-valve procedure in Beth Israel Hospital on Sunday, Aug. 11. Many came to […]

Bloomfield BOE resolution to move elections invalidated by county clerk

Bloomfield BOE resolution to move elections invalidated by county clerk

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Board of Education resolution approved Aug. 9, which returned school board elections to April, from November, has been invalidated by Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin. In an Aug. 22 statement, Durkin gave two reasons for his decision. The first was that the deadline for candidates’ petitions for the November 2019 […]

Graham chosen to fill Lebby Jones’ vacant freeholder seat

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Board of Education President Romaine Graham has been appointed to fill the seat left vacant on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders by former Freeholder Lebby Jones, who died of cancer Wednesday, Jan. 9. “Romaine was elected today replacing one of the icons of this township, Lebby Jones, who also […]

Residents fondly recall Jones after her recent death

IRVINGTON, NJ — The funeral service for Essex County Freeholder and former at large Councilwoman Lebby Jones is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. at Franklin Saint John’s United Methodist Church, 142 Maple Ave., Newark. Jones, who had been battling cancer for the last year, died Wednesday, Jan. 9. A viewing prior to […]

Residents vote to build a special needs playground

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The town’s voters didn’t just have the chance to choose their elected officials in the Nov. 6 election, they also had a say in how their tax dollars would be spent. In addition to a statewide public question on the ballot, West Orange voters had a town-specific public question: a non-binding […]

Issue with software obfuscates completion of election results on county clerk’s website

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — An issue with the software that displays election results on the Essex County Clerk’s Office website is incorrectly showing viewers how many districts have completely reported in their votes. According to the website on Nov. 9, 548 districts out of 550 in Essex County are reported in; the two missing districts […]