Hometown hero Mark Kelly sworn in as Arizona senator

Hometown hero Mark Kelly sworn in as Arizona senator

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Dec. 2, Mark Kelly was sworn in as senator for Arizona by Vice President Mike Pence; alongside Kelly was his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. Kelly, along with his twin brother, Scott, hail from West Orange and are well-known for their successful careers as astronauts. Pleasantdale Elementary School was […]

County clerk certifies November 2020 election results

County clerk certifies November 2020 election results

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The results are in! Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin has certified the November 2020 election results, in which 351,931 ballots were cast countywide. According to the clerk’s office, 58.06 percent of registered voters in Essex County voted, a big boost from last year’s general election, when only 91,105 ballots were cast, […]

SHU hosts free, virtual conference on communication, religion, the election

SHU hosts free, virtual conference on communication, religion, the election

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — From Oct. 21 to 23, the Institute for Communication and Religion at Seton Hall University will hold a virtual conference, “Communication and Religion in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.” This free online conference will bring some of the foremost scholars in the fields of communication, religious studies and political science to […]

Bloomfield municipal clerk releases voting information

Bloomfield municipal clerk releases voting information

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Per Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 177, voting in the upcoming election will be conducted primarily by mail-in ballot. All active registered voters should receive a personalized ballot in the mail. Bloomfield residents are encouraged to vote early by using the secure ballot drop box located at Bloomfield Firehouse No. 3 […]

Luna Stage continues the Voting Writes Project

Luna Stage continues the Voting Writes Project

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage’s Voting Writes Project continues this month with world premiere plays, films, a concept album and a costume party. Luna commissioned these myriad interactive events to inspire civic engagement in the November 2020 election. All events are free and open to the public via interactive livestream on Luna Stage’s Facebook […]

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 […]

SOMA Action’s ‘Vanquish the Villains’ campaign empowers community

SOMA Action’s ‘Vanquish the Villains’ campaign empowers community

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Action, the South Orange/Maplewood–based grassroots organization focused on driving progressive change, provides fun, easy and effective opportunities for community members to make a difference in the upcoming election. With fewer than 60 days until the election, many people want to make a difference, but don’t know how. SOMA […]

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