Area officials express dismay, outrage about Jan. 6 events at the Capitol

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jan. 6, 2021, is a day that will live in infamy. Thousands of individuals, some armed, from across the country stormed the U.S. Capitol looking to halt the certification of the results of the November 2020 presidential election based on unfounded claims of election fraud. These individuals — who have alternatively […]

Anti-police vandalism found in Maplewood

Anti-police vandalism found in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Last week, Maplewood experienced some anti-police vandalism.  On Dec. 3, the Department of Public Works removed posters from the windows of houses in Dickens Village, located in Ricalton Square, which carried anti-police sentiment and expletives. Though nothing was broken in Dickens Village, this incident still counts as vandalism and could incur strong […]

Irvington holds Black Lives Matter ceremony and mural unveiling

Irvington holds Black Lives Matter ceremony and mural unveiling

IRVINGTON, NJ — Upholding the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, cities across the nation have made a point of giving recognition to their black communities. Drawing out a host of dignitaries — including the Rev. Al Sharpton, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, former N.J. Gov. Jim McGreevey and state Sen. Ronald Rice — Irvington Mayor Tony […]

Two towns approve automatic mutual-aid agreement for fire depts.

Two towns approve automatic mutual-aid agreement for fire depts.

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees and the Maplewood Township Committee both approved moving forward with an automatic mutual-aid agreement, which will mean that the South Orange Fire Department and Maplewood Fire Department will begin training and responding to emergency calls together. Elected officials from both towns said the […]

McGehee signs brief in support of nondiscrimination protections

McGehee signs brief in support of nondiscrimination protections

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sept. 3, Maplewood Mayor Frank McGehee joined more than 160 other mayors, cities and local governments, as well as the U.S. Conference of Mayors, in asking the Supreme Court to rule in favor of upholding nondiscrimination requirements regulating government contractors and taxpayer-funded agencies. The friend-of-the-court brief supports the city of Philadelphia […]

Towns each receive $150K grant for park improvements

Towns each receive $150K grant for park improvements

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has awarded $3.15 million in Local Aid grants to 21 municipalities in Essex County, with each town receiving $150,000. The funds came from the Essex County Recreation and Open Space Trust Fund and will be used to improve municipal playgrounds, recreation and athletic facilities, community swimming pools and parks […]

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