Biden signs legislation that makes Rahway River flood mitigation a priority

Biden signs legislation that makes Rahway River flood mitigation a priority

WASHINGTON, DC — President Joe Biden signed federal legislation on Dec. 28 that includes provisions to make the Rahway River flood mitigation study a national priority. Through the efforts of Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, and U.S. Reps. Donald M. Payne Jr. and Tom Malinowski — as well as through the consistent work of […]

‘Hip Hop Nutcracker’ team celebrates the season with Cory Booker

‘Hip Hop Nutcracker’ team celebrates the season with Cory Booker

NEWARK, NJ — “The Hip Hop Nutcracker,” Tchaikovsky’s 130-year-old ballet reimagined as a holiday dance spectacle, brought the show to New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Dec. 17 while celebrating the show’s 10th season. The creative team, cast and crew, along with hip-hop pioneer and emcee Kurtis Blow, met N.J. Sen. Cory Booker […]

West Orange woman advocates for employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities

West Orange woman advocates for employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident Cyndy Walsh Rintzler, director of ​vocational advocacy and quality assurance at Inroads To Opportunities, recently joined colleagues in Washington, D.C., to meet with the staffs of U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker to advocate for employment choice for individuals with disabilities. The purpose […]

Essex County remembers on 20th anniversary of 9/11

Essex County remembers on 20th anniversary of 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center with a ceremony at Eagle Rock Reservation, at which the names of the 57 county residents who died in the attacks were read. Among the speakers were Deborah Calimano, a flight attendant with United Airlines; […]

DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, March 23, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. called upon members of Essex County’s federal delegation to urge President Biden to allocate more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Essex County. The letter was sent to U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez; U.S. Reps. Donald Payne Jr., Mikie Sherrill, Albio […]

Menendez, Booker announce $407K to support NJ firefighters, including in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Feb. 22, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker announced $407,778.57 in federal funding through the Assistance to Firefighter Grants program from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to ensure fire departments across New Jersey have the resources to purchase personal protective equipment and other related supplies. This funding was secured […]

Menendez, Booker announce $1.9M to provide affordable housing

NEWARK, NJ — On Feb. 19, U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker announced $1,941,500 in federal funding to support NeighborWorks America organizations that preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods, and create jobs across New Jersey. “Our communities are stronger and our state is more prosperous when New Jersey families have access to quality […]

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