New pilot program will help residents save money and protect the environment

New pilot program will help residents save money and protect the environment

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The towns of Glen Ridge, Maplewood, Montclair, South Orange and Verona, all members of the Sustainable Essex Alliance, collectively announced on March 2 the launch of an innovative new pilot program that will help residents save money, improve their quality of life and protect the environment, all at the same time. […]

County installs new traffic signal equipment at Maplewood intersection

County installs new traffic signal equipment at Maplewood intersection

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — New traffic signal equipment was installed by the county at the intersection of Valley Street and South Pierson Road in Maplewood on Thursday, Feb. 24. The intersection upgrades are part of the county’s ongoing initiative to modernize infrastructure to enhance pedestrian and motor vehicle safety and to meet the changing needs of […]

Maplewood TC voices opposition to fracked gas power plant plans for Newark

Maplewood TC voices opposition to fracked gas power plant plans for Newark

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee unanimously passed a resolution opposing the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission’s plan for a fracked gas power plant in Newark at its meeting on Feb. 1, asking Gov. Phil Murphy to shift to a renewable energy alternative. Other local, state and federal officials were named in the resolution as […]

Maplewood TC discusses implementing vaccination policy for township-owned buildings

Maplewood TC discusses implementing vaccination policy for township-owned buildings

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood health officer Candice Davenport discussed the omicron variant of COVID-19 and the vaccination rate of township residents at the Maplewood Township Committee meeting on Dec. 7. The committee also discussed the vaccination policy at township venues. As of Dec. 3, when the most recent data was available, the Maplewood vaccination rate […]

Most Essex towns vote blue in election, keeping Democratic incumbents

Most Essex towns vote blue in election, keeping Democratic incumbents

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Nov. 2 election in New Jersey saw some major upsets, low voter turnout and the Democrats losing ground. The biggest upset was Republican challenger Edward Durr seemingly defeating Democratic incumbent Senate President Stephen Sweeney in the 3rd Legislative District; as of press time, the results of the race had not […]

Maplewood TC votes to mandate vaccines for all township employees

Maplewood TC votes to mandate vaccines for all township employees

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee decided that all municipal employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 7, when it approved a mandate at its Oct. 19 meeting. The resolution was passed with a vote of 4-0; Committeeman Greg Lembrich was absent. According to township administrator Jerry Giaimis, the committee discussed a policy […]

See who’s running for political office in your town

See who’s running for political office in your town

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This election season is shaping up to be fairly quiet in Essex County, with few contested elections and foregone conclusions for some of the contested races. The biggest question on the ballot this upcoming Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, is the choice for governor. Democratic incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy, with running […]