Murphy leads coalition of governors calling to end attacks on USPS

Murphy leads coalition of governors calling to end attacks on USPS

TRENTON, NJ — On Sept. 16, a coalition of 12 Democratic governors, led by DGA Chairperson and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, sent a letter to President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calling on them to end their attacks on the United States Postal Service. The governors also urge Congress to deliver […]

AG sues Trump administration to block EPA rule

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal joined a coalition of attorneys general in suing to block a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency final rule that restricts the authority of states to protect their waters from pollution, according to a July 21 press release. For more than three decades, the EPA has consistently acknowledged that Section […]

HUD allocates second wave of relief funds, $23M goes to NJ

HUD allocates second wave of relief funds, $23M goes to NJ

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced May 1 that his department will allocate $685 million in COVID-19 relief funding to help low-income Americans residing in public housing. New Jersey will receive an allocation of $23,302,088. The funding, made available by the CARES Act legislation, will be awarded […]

NJ to receive $82M in funding administered by HUD

NJ to receive $82M in funding administered by HUD

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Due to President Donald Trump signing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act into law March 27, families and communities across the country — including in Essex County — will feel the impact of this relief package as the federal government works quickly to make these funds available. Secretary Ben […]

Maplewood residents protest Trump’s action, call for peace

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Approximately 75 citizens from Maplewood and nearby towns rallied Jan. 9 to protest President Donald Trump’s assassination of Iran’s second-highest leader, which has brought the two countries to the brink of war. These local residents came out in sub-freezing temperatures to call for “No War in Iran” and to support two bills […]

NJ sues to block Trump admin. from undermining U.S. Endangered Species Act

TRENTON, NJ — On Sept. 25, Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal joined a coalition of attorneys general in suing the federal government to challenge new rules that would significantly weaken the Endangered Species Act, the nation’s decades-old conservation law protecting threatened and endangered wildlife, according to a press release from the AG’s office. The multistate […]

Gov., AG to lead SALT lawsuit

Collum discusses taxes, then introduces Murphy at South Orange firehouse

Gov., AG to lead SALT lawsuit

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal announced at a July 17 press conference at the South Orange Fire Department that New Jersey has filed a federal lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Treasury Department, in an attempt to protect state taxpayers from what the Murphy […]

Local reporter releases new book on media and news

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Joe Strupp, of Maplewood, has written his second book, a non-fiction review of the current state of news, titled “Killing Journalism: How Greed, Laziness (And Donald Trump) Are Destroying News And How We Can Save It.” The book, published by Willow Street Press, details what is wrong with today’s news media: not […]

DeLuca retakes helm as mayor

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee reorganization on New Year’s Day was a joyous affair, with various musical performances, as committee members Nancy Adams and Greg Lembrich were sworn in for their second terms. Additionally, Vic DeLuca was again selected to be mayor, with a unanimous vote, though he did say that this will […]

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