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 […]

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 […]

State awards nearly $30 million in federal funding to area colleges

State awards nearly $30 million in federal funding to area colleges

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Brian Bridges announced in July the awardees of nearly $30 million in federal funding that will be distributed to New Jersey institutions of higher education to support the core priorities of the “State Plan for Higher Education” and address the impacts of COVID-19 […]

Invest Newark launches region’s first land bank

NEWARK, NJ — Invest Newark has launched the Newark Land Bank, an initiative championed by Mayor Ras Baraka to improve the quality of life for Newark residents. The land bank will lead the way to begin the post-COVID economic recovery of Newark by boosting homeownership and creating affordable and market rate housing. By increasing developer […]

‘COVID-19 Financial Security for Consumers Act’ clears Assembly panel

TRENTON, NJ — To provide future security for many families and residents in New Jersey experiencing financial hardship brought on as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, Verlina Reynolds-Jackson and John McKeon sponsored legislation that would institute protections. The Assembly Commerce Committee advanced the bill on Thursday, May 7. “The virus […]

Murphy speaks at town hall meeting in Maplewood

Murphy speaks at town hall meeting in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy held a town hall meeting at The Woodland in Maplewood on Jan. 29, speaking to area residents about state government initiatives and answering several questions from members of the audience. Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, who represents New Jersey’s 27th Legislative District, introduced Murphy at the event. “We found we had […]

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