State purchases land for Essex-Hudson Greenway

State purchases land for Essex-Hudson Greenway

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In a major milestone in the long-sought effort to create a multiuse recreational trail spanning Essex and Hudson counties, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Sept. 15 that the state has successfully acquired the inactive Norfolk Southern Railway Co. railway that stretches nearly 9 miles from Montclair to Jersey City, passing through Glen […]

AG launches dashboard detailing information on police internal affairs investigations statewide

AG launches dashboard detailing information on police internal affairs investigations statewide

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin made a wealth of information about police agencies’ internal affairs investigations available online on Sept. 7 in a searchable dashboard capable of filtering data by law enforcement agency, the types of allegations involved, and what, if any, disciplinary action was taken. It is believed to be […]

Rice announces retirement after more than 3 decades in office representing Essex County residents

Rice announces retirement after more than 3 decades in office representing Essex County residents

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — State Sen. Ronald L. Rice, a former Newark West Ward councilman, announced Friday, Aug. 19, that he will retire from the State Senate at the end of August. Rice, whose retirement was first reported by Insider NJ, has reportedly been dealing with health issues; he is 76 years old. Rice has […]

Eisai cuts the ribbon on its new Nutley headquarters

Eisai cuts the ribbon on its new Nutley headquarters

NUTLEY, NJ — Eisai Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Eisai Co. Ltd., announced Aug. 18 the official grand opening of its new headquarters, the Eisai US hhceco Center, on the ON3 campus in Nutley. The center’s name comes from the combination of the “human health care” philosophy, along with a focus on “ecosystem.” The […]

DCA opens public comment period regarding action plan for Hurricane Ida recovery

DCA opens public comment period regarding action plan for Hurricane Ida recovery

TRENTON, NJ — On Aug. 17, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs opened a 30-day period for people to provide public comment on the Hurricane Ida Recovery Action Plan, which details how the state proposes to utilize $228,346,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds to help households and communities recover from […]

State announce $10M in federal funds to support intervention programs

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced Aug. 8 the allocation of $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan funds to continue funding for the state’s Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs, which directly help gun violence victims and serve to break the cycle of gun violence. In January 2020, […]

AG, US attorney join forces to support continued access to reproductive health care

AG, US attorney join forces to support continued access to reproductive health care

NEWARK, NJ — Acting N.J. Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Philip Sellinger announced a state-federal partnership designed to ensure access to reproductive health care for New Jersey residents and those from out of state who seek such care in the Garden State, according to July 20 […]

Murphy signs historic $50.6 billion state budget

Murphy signs historic $50.6 billion state budget

CRANFORD, NJ — New Jersey’s $50.6 billion spending plan, which makes good on Democrats’ promises of affordability and property tax rebates for New Jerseyans, was signed into law on Thursday, June 30, by Gov. Phil Murphy. Standing between the cookbook and medical technology sections of the Cranford High School library, Murphy espoused the virtues of […]

NJ leaders speak out against reversal of Roe v. Wade

NJ leaders speak out against reversal of Roe v. Wade

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that upheld the constitutional right to abortion. In general, this decision was met with support from Republicans and outcry from Democrats. Those who support the decision say that this new ruling will save unborn […]

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