NJ Transit announces more than $800M in upcoming contracting work

NJ Transit announces more than $800M in upcoming contracting work

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit hosted a packed event with prime contractors, small businesses and disadvantaged business enterprises, or DBEs, on March 25, showcasing upcoming capital construction projects, and opportunities to connect and do business with the agency. Approximately 150 people attended the event to learn more about more than $800 million in contracting opportunities […]

County honors Murphy, Sherrill as Irish Persons of the Year

County honors Murphy, Sherrill as Irish Persons of the Year

NEWARK, NJ — At the 16th annual Essex County Irish Heritage Celebration on Friday, March 22, County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. recognized Gov. Phil Murphy as the 2019 Essex County Irishman of the Year and Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill as the 2019 Essex County Irishwoman of the Year. The Irish Heritage event recognizes the impact Irish […]

Rev. Thelusca appointed special adviser to the provost at SHU

Rev. Thelusca appointed special adviser to the provost at SHU

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Rev. Joseph V. Thelusca has been appointed to the newly created Seton Hall University position of special adviser to the provost. His primary duties will include working with The Career Center to assist undergraduates — including international students — in building their professional networks. A native of Haiti, Thelusca immigrated […]

Towns mourn loss of influential activist

Towns mourn loss of influential activist

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Maplewood and South Orange communities mourned the recent loss of Barbra “Babs” Casbar Siperstein, the Edison woman who crusaded for LGBT rights in New Jersey and nationally. Siperstein died of cancer at age 76 on Feb. 3, just two days after the “Babs Siperstein Law” went into effect; […]

NJ Transit completes PTC milestone

NJ Transit completes PTC milestone

NEWARK, NJ — On Dec. 17, NJ Transit marked 100-percent completion of the Federal Railroad Administration’s 2018 year-end milestone for Positive Train Control. Criteria for this requirement included installation of equipment on locomotives and cab control cars; installation of 326 miles of wayside equipment including radios, transponders and poles; and initiating PTC testing and employee […]

NJ Transit launches customer-focused communications initiative

NEWARK, NJ — On Dec. 5, NJ Transit launched a comprehensive communications initiative aimed at improving the customer experience. The effort — “Engage. Inform. Improve.” — focuses on addressing customer needs, providing more timely information, and improving all customer touchpoints including announcements, station and facility conditions, and the onboard experience. “From day one, I’ve been […]

NJ committees approve pot legalization

State Senate, Assembly committees vote to send Marijuana Legalization Act to full Legislature vote

NJ committees approve pot legalization

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, Nov. 26, the New Jersey Senate and Assembly majorities voted to move ahead with the Marijuana Legalization Act legislation, co-sponsored by Sen. Nicholas Scutari and state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, that would make marijuana use legal for adults age 21 and older. Scutari represents the 22nd Legislative District, which […]

De Mendez gives details on storm response

De Mendez gives details on storm response

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education discussed the Nov. 15 snowstorm that wreaked havoc in town at its Nov. 20 meeting, with acting Superintendent Eveny de Mendez explaining the decision not to call for an early dismissal, which resulted in many of the district’s students being stranded on buses for up […]

West Orange is epicenter of county traffic delays

Township and school district staff members go above and beyond

West Orange is epicenter of county traffic delays

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The snowstorm on Thursday, Nov. 15, proved a lot more intense than had been anticipated. As a result, it caused havoc in northern New Jersey, as resources were overtaxed, commuters were trapped inside their cars for hours, and students were stranded at school or inside school buses. Essex County saw 6 […]

Snowstorm wallops SO and Maplewood

Northern NJ grinds to a halt Nov. 15 as snow comes down

Snowstorm wallops SO and Maplewood

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The snowstorm on Thursday, Nov. 15, proved a lot more intense than had been anticipated. As a result, it caused havoc in northern New Jersey, as resources were overtaxed, commuters were trapped inside their cars for hours, and students were stranded at school or inside school buses. Essex County […]

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