Report shows noncompliance of sick leave laws in NJ towns, including East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Are New Jersey municipalities following state laws regarding sick and vacation leave? According to a recent report from the Office of the State Comptroller, the answer is an overwhelming no. In the report, “A Review of Sick and Vacation Leave Policies in New Jersey Municipalities,” which was released July 7, the […]

Glen Ridge Police Department purchases new body cameras

Glen Ridge Police Department purchases new body cameras

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Police Department has recently upgraded the body cameras all of its 23 officers wear while on duty. According to Sgt. Matthew Koc, the information technology administrator, the equipment purchase was possible with a $57,000 state grant. The office of the state attorney general, he said, instituted a newer […]

Insider NJ releases its ‘LGBTQ-plus Power List,’ honors local changemakers

Insider NJ releases its ‘LGBTQ-plus Power List,’ honors local changemakers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Insider NJ has released its 2022 “LGBTQ-plus Power List,” which features 100 spots for the most politically influential members of the LGBTQ community in New Jersey.  “There’s a pronounced and conspicuous glass ceiling for LGBTQs in New Jersey politics,” the introduction to the list reads. “Sure, the gatekeepers are happy to […]

NJ report says WO is noncompliant with sick leave laws, town denies it and says WO is compliant in its practices

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Are New Jersey municipalities following state laws regarding sick and vacation leave? According to a recent report from the Office of the State Comptroller, the answer is an overwhelming no. In the report, “A Review of Sick and Vacation Leave Policies in New Jersey Municipalities,” which was released July 7, the […]

Maplewood native debuts feature film at American Black Film Festival

Maplewood native debuts feature film at American Black Film Festival

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Maplewood native and Columbia High School alumnus debuted his first feature film at the American Black Film Festival last month, taking home awards for directing and screenwriting. Kali Baker-Johnson’s “Feel Like Ghosts,” which tells the story of a couple struggling to maintain a long-distance relationship, had a banner day at the […]