Molotov cocktail hurled at Bloomfield synagogue; Clifton man arrested

Molotov cocktail hurled at Bloomfield synagogue; Clifton man arrested

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Sunday, Jan. 29 — just two days after International Holocaust Remembrance Day — antisemitism was on clear display in Essex County, when an unknown individual hurled a Molotov cocktail at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield. A Passaic County man was arrested Feb. 1 for the crime, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger […]

State announces federal approval of action plan to distribute Ida recovery funds

State announces federal approval of action plan to distribute Ida recovery funds

TRENTON, NJ — The Murphy administration announced Jan. 17  the federal government’s approval of New Jersey’s plan to spend $228 million of federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds to assist households and communities that were impacted by the remnants Hurricane Ida.  The approval of New Jersey’s action plan by the U.S. Department of […]

DiVincenzo sworn into his sixth term as Essex County executive

DiVincenzo sworn into his sixth term as Essex County executive

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., left, recites the oath of office as he is sworn into his sixth term as executive by New Jersey and Essex County Democratic Committee Chairperson LeRoy Jones, right, on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Holding the Bible are Gov. Phil Murphy, second from left, and DiVincenzo’s son […]

NJEDA awards first studio partner designation to Lions Gate Films Inc.

NJEDA awards first studio partner designation to Lions Gate Films Inc.

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced Dec. 21 the award of the first-ever studio partner designation under the Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act. The designation was awarded to Lions Gate Films Inc., which is set to lease space at the Newark studio currently under construction by Great Point […]

County opens community center, renovated gym at West Side Park in Newark

County opens community center, renovated gym at West Side Park in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County officially opened the new community center and renovated gymnasium at West Side Park in Newark on Monday, Dec. 19. The West Side Park Community Center is the fourth building in the Essex County Parks System to receive a total makeover under a new initiative to modernize infrastructure in the parks. […]

AG appoints new director for the NJ Division on Civil Rights

AG appoints new director for the NJ Division on Civil Rights

NEWARK, NJ — Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced Dec. 16 that he has appointed Sundeep Iyer to serve as the director of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the state agency charged with protecting the civil rights of all New Jersey residents. As required by statute, the appointment was also approved by Gov. […]

DCA awards $10M in grants to 293 NJ fire departments

DCA awards $10M in grants to 293 NJ fire departments

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs announced Nov. 11 the award of $10 million in American Rescue Plan firefighter grants to local and regional fire departments across New Jersey to ensure firefighters have proper protective, cleaning and sanitizing equipment during this time of heightened community need. The grants were awarded to […]

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 […]

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