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 […]

Law sponsored by EO assemblywoman put to use after recent shooting

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The law Gov. Phil Murphy signed in January, based on Bill S1036, which was sponsored by Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake, of East Orange, and Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, of Paterson, is now playing a central role in Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s investigation into Irvington’s Aug. 8 police-involved shooting, which led to that municipality’s […]

New law establishes pilot program for later HS start times

TRENTON, NJ — On Aug. 9, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law establishing a four-year pilot program to provide later school start times for high school students in some New Jersey districts.  “Teens are not getting enough sleep, and early school start times are a big part of the problem,” state Sen. Richard Codey, […]

New law requires mental health education in schools

TRENTON, NJ — Mental health education will be integrated into health and physical education classes for all K-12 students in New Jersey under legislation signed into law Aug. 9 by Gov. Phil Murphy. “It’s incredibly important that students understand the many dimensions of health, from exercise to mental health and wellness,” Assemblyman Gary Schaer, a […]

SOVCA awarded $21.5K grant from Main Street New Jersey

SOVCA awarded $21.5K grant from Main Street New Jersey

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Village Center Alliance has been awarded a $21,500 Transformation Grant from Main Street New Jersey and will use the funds to continue its downtown beautification efforts. The grant money, combined with money raised from the recent Under Cover Music Fest and last year’s PlayDay, will be used to […]

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