State awards $7.8M to county jails to support opioid addiction treatment

TRENTON, NJ — State funding awards totaling $7.8 million will be given to county correctional facilities to provide medication-assisted opioid treatment to individuals with opioid addiction in county jails, according to a recent press release. Essex County’s jail will receive $700,000. The funding will also create community partnerships to ensure that treatment continues post-release. Medication-assisted […]

Preliminary 2019 opioid stats show NJ is holding the line on overdose deaths

Preliminary 2019 opioid stats show NJ is holding the line on overdose deaths

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal joined Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials on Jan. 8 for a round table community meeting to discuss strategies for fighting the opioid addiction epidemic and to announce preliminary year-end opioid statistics for 2019, which indicate that, for the first time since 2012, New Jersey held the […]

Murphy administration awards tax credits to expand affordable housing

Murphy administration awards tax credits to expand affordable housing

TRENTON, NJ — Opening the door to more than 1,200 new apartments affordable for families, seniors and residents with special needs, the Murphy administration announced Dec. 23 that it has awarded more than $22 million in annual 9-percent federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits. The highly competitive tax credits are expected to generate $214.7 million […]

NJ Transit launches new online performance dashboard

NJ Transit launches new online performance dashboard

NEWARK, NJ — As part of NJ Transit’s commitment to improving service and transparency, and in support of Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 80, NJ Transit has launched a new Progress by the Numbers performance dashboard at njtransit.com/performance, according to a Nov. 26 press release. The dashboard contains industry-standard metrics for on-time performance, mechanical […]

Governor visits Irvington to support local candidates

Governor visits Irvington to support local candidates

IRVINGTON, NJ — After many stops throughout New Jersey, beginning in Monmouth County, the election on Tuesday, Nov. 5, also saw Gov. Phil Murphy campaigning with Mayor Tony Vauss, Team Irvington Strong and Irvington Democrats as the governor made a scheduled stop in Irvington to campaign and show his support for Jamillah Beasley, Orlander Glen […]

NJBPU works to protect residents who use medical equipment at home

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved a rule proposal that would increase protections for residents who rely on utility service for life-sustaining medical equipment in their homes, according to an Oct. 30 press release. The proposed amendments, which are designed to prevent service shutoffs for any residence that has provided […]

NJDOH receives $7.4 million federal grant to address overdose epidemic

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Health announced Sept. 11 that it received $7.4 million in CDC Overdose Data to Action funding to address drug overdoses in the state. The funding will be used to amplify Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration’s comprehensive approach of linking individuals with substance use disorder to care and treatment, […]

Freeholders pass bond ordinance to help Newark solve its water crisis

Freeholders pass bond ordinance to help Newark solve its water crisis

NEWARK, NJ — During an emergency Freeholder meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 27, Essex County Freeholder President Brendan Gill and the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously voted to approve a bond ordinance allocating $120 million dollars, which will enable the city of Newark to expedite the replacement of lead water pipes.  The action supports […]

Essex County to finance $120M to replace lead water pipes in Newark

Essex County to finance $120M to replace lead water pipes in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 26, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Gov. Phil Murphy announced a partnership to fund the complete replacement of lead pipes in the city’s water distribution system. According to the agreement, the Essex County Improvement Authority will assist Newark in financing $120 million, which […]

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