Murphy signs legislation designating Juneteenth as a state and public holiday

Murphy signs legislation designating Juneteenth as a state and public holiday

TRENTON, NJ — On Sept. 10,  Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation S19, which designates the third Friday in June as a state and public holiday, known as Juneteenth Day. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved people of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and their freedom. […]

Dog-treat business gets going in Glen Ridge

Dog-treat business gets going in Glen Ridge

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Barbara Clarke-Ruiz had a list of ideas that she could have started a business with, but when her dog was getting sick after eating store-bought treats, she decided to venture into the world of pet care. Three and a half years later, Clarke-Ruiz has been chosen to pitch her all-natural Beef […]

Orange High School honors Sept. 11 victims

Orange High School honors Sept. 11 victims

ORANGE, NJ — Marking 19 years since approximately 3,000 people died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa., the Orange community came together at Orange High School’s Bell Stadium for a Sept. 11 Remembrance Walk/Run Fundraiser. “Today, we are doing a Remembrance Walk/Run for victims of Sept. […]

Maplewood Village to be nominated as historic district

Maplewood Village to be nominated as historic district

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Historic Village District will be considered for nomination to both the New Jersey and National registers of historic places by the New Jersey State Review Board for Historic Sites on Oct. 2, presenting the possibility that downtown Maplewood could be deemed a historic property worthy of being preserved and recognized. […]

WOTC approves 1.76-percent tax increase

WOTC approves 1.76-percent tax increase

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council passed the 2020 municipal budget at its Sept. 8 meeting with a vote of 4-1; Councilman Joe Krakoviak cast the only opposing vote. The total budget, which was presented by Chief Financial Officer John Gross at the Aug. 11 meeting prior to a public hearing, is […]

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County’s “Essex Remembers” ceremony couldn’t draw the crowd it normally draws to the Eagle Rock Reservation this Sept. 11 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the county was still able to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. A livestream allowed those who normally […]

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