SOMA commuters to receive added bus service at stations in new year

SOMA commuters to receive added bus service at stations in new year

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, Dec. 14, South Orange and Maplewood officials joined state Sen. Richard Codey, Assemblyman John McKeon and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey in a meeting with NJ Transit officials to discuss service improvements, timetables, communications, capacity and infrastructure, according to a Dec. 17 press release from the two towns. This […]

WOAC honors Mandel at 3rd anniversary

‘Hollywood Night’ celebrates arts center, honors Mandel

WOAC honors Mandel at 3rd anniversary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — To celebrate the West Orange Arts Center’s third anniversary on Nov. 9, the West Orange Arts Council held a “Hollywood Night” fundraiser at the gallery on Valley Road, complete with door prizes, a red carpet and a walk of fame. The event was also a celebration of Ken Mandel, longtime West […]

Senior property tax freeze workshop

Senior property tax freeze workshop

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The offices of Assemblywoman Mila Jasey and Assemblyman John McKeon have arranged for the NJ Division of Taxation to speak about the senior tax freeze and answer questions about this important program on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at Maplewood Town Hall, 574 Valley St. If you already have your tax […]

How Essex County residents voted this past election

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This election season in Essex County was quite eventful, with a combined 55 elections and four public questions. There were a whopping 159 candidates listed on the various county ballots. All results remain unofficial until certified by Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin. The biggest election was of course that for […]

McKeon decides not to run for Congress

McKeon decides not to run for Congress

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the past several months, there has been a lot of conjecture regarding who would be running to represent the 11th District in Congress. Many have been pointing to Assemblyman John McKeon, a Democrat who represents the N.J. 27th Legislative District, believing that he will challenge incumbent Rodney Frelinghuysen, a Republican. […]

New law encourages mental health physicians to work in underserved areas

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, John McKeon and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to reimburse tuition for psychiatrists who work in underserved areas of the state has been signed into law. “The reimbursement program will only be available to physicians who engage in the full-time practice of psychiatry in an area of […]

New law ensures stiffer penalties for drunken drivers who commit vehicle homicide

TRENTON, NJ — Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Mila Jasey and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to ensure stiff penalties for anyone who commits vehicular homicide while driving drunk is now law. The new law, A-3686, known as “Ralph and David’s Law,” establishes a new crime of “strict liability vehicular homicide” for killing a […]

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