Casalino is sworn in as council president

Casalino is sworn in as council president

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Michelle Casalino was officially sworn in as new council president by N.J. State Assemblyman John McKeon, with her husband, Tony Casalino, holding the Bible, at the Township Council’s Jan. 7 meeting. Casalino takes the helm from Jerry Guarino, who passed her the ceremonial gavel at the meeting. After being sworn in, […]

Committee advances McKeon bill to stop illegal dumping

TRENTON, NJ — Following the State Commission of Investigation report from June 2019, a bill sponsored by Assemblyman John McKeon, who represents parts of Essex and Morris counties, to curtail illegal dumping by increasing background checks and oversight of licensure in the solid waste and recycling industries was approved by the Assembly Environment and Solid […]

Assembly panel clears two measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve recycling

TRENTON, NJ — Seeking to bolster New Jersey’s environmental efforts in the face of a growing climate change crisis, the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee released two bills on Dec. 9 that would work respectively in addressing the emission of greenhouse gases and the efficacy of state recycling programs. “We’re facing a looming public […]

McKeon bill for insurer accountability passes Assembly committee

TRENTON, NJ — Seeking to bring insurers in New Jersey into compliance with accreditation standards set by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, a measure requiring groups to file a confidential corporate governance annual disclosure to New Jersey’s Commissioner of Banking and Insurance was approved unanimously on Dec. 5 by the Assembly Financial Institutions and […]

Assembly passes bill to provide licensure to drama and dance therapists

TRENTON, NJ — Moving to license all drama and dance/movement therapists in New Jersey, a measure to establish the State Board of Creative Arts Therapies for the oversight and regulation of all such therapeutic practices passed 62-11 in the full Assembly on Nov. 25. The bill, A-1220, further outlines defined and fair criteria for obtaining […]

County clerk releases certified election results

County clerk releases certified election results

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin has released the certified the November election results for most of the county. The sole election in the county not certified as of press time was the Board of Education in Bloomfield, where a tie triggered a recount. According to the certified results, voter […]

County clerk releases certified election results

County clerk releases certified election results

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin has released the certified the November election results for most of the county. The sole election in the county not certified as of press time was the Board of Education in Bloomfield, where a tie triggered a recount. According to Durkin’s certified results, voter turnout was […]

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