NJ Transit board selects Kevin Corbett as next executive director

NEWARK, NJ — In a unanimous vote, the NJ Transit Board of Directors approved Kevin Corbett as the next executive director of NJ Transit; his appointment became effective Monday, Feb. 19. “I would like to thank Gov. Murphy and the NJ Transit Board of Directors for the opportunity to serve the state of New Jersey,” […]

Former Gov. Brendan Byrne dead at 93

West Orange native remembered for saving the Pinelands, instituting income tax, being honest

Former Gov. Brendan Byrne dead at 93

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Former Gov. Brendan Byrne, a West Orange native, died Thursday, Jan. 4, at the age of 93. The Democrat was a two-term governor of New Jersey, from 1974 to 1982. While in office, Byrne enacted the state’s first income tax, legalized casino gambling and led to the development of the Meadowlands […]

Gill elected as freeholder president

Gill elected as freeholder president

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — During annual reorganization meeting of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Jan. 2, Brendan Gill was unanimously elected as freeholder president. Gill, who succeeds Freeholder Britnee Timberlake as president, had served as freeholder vice president since 2015. “It’s an honor and privilege to be sworn in as the president […]

TC elects DeLuca mayor for 13th time

Dafis becomes first openly gay Township Committee member, McGehee becomes deputy mayor

On Jan. 1, the Maplewood Township Committee held its first 2018 meeting, at which Mayor Vic DeLuca and Committeeman Dean Dafis were sworn in; the mayor delivered the State of the Township Address; and committee members were appointed to various boards. Dafis has the distinction of being Maplewood’s first openly gay committee member. At the […]

DeLuca delivers State of the Township Address

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At the Jan. 1 Maplewood Township Committee meeting, Mayor Vic DeLuca, who was selected to be mayor for the 13th year, delivered the State of the Township Address. In it he thanked continuing committee members Frank McGehee, Greg Lembrich and Deputy Mayor Nancy Adams, departing member India Larrier and newly sworn-in member […]

DiVincenzo kicks off his re-election campaign

DiVincenzo kicks off his re-election campaign

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Accompanied by elected officials and community leaders from across the state, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., at microphone, kicked off his re-election campaign for Essex County executive in Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Monday, Dec. 11. Among those endorsing DiVincenzo at the event were U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and […]

How Essex County residents voted this past election

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This election season in Essex County was quite eventful, with a combined 55 elections and four public questions. There were a whopping 159 candidates listed on the various county ballots. All results remain unofficial until certified by Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin. The biggest election was of course that for […]

Murphy discusses NJ Medicaid cuts to adults with disabilities at JESPY House

Murphy discusses NJ Medicaid cuts to adults with disabilities at JESPY House

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — JESPY House, a community-based nonprofit serving adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, hosted Governor-elect Phil Murphy, who was at the time still on the campaign trail, on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Approximately 120 clients, family members, friends, staff and allies welcomed Murphy so that they could discuss their concerns about recent policy […]

Green wins EO mayoral race, Leneus takes 3rd Ward

EAST ORANGE, NJ — According to the Essex County Clerk’s Office official website, as of 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, City Council Chairman and 3rd Ward Councilman Ted Green won the race for mayor by getting 9,336 votes or 99.88 percent of the total votes cast on Election Day. The mayor-elect’s Team Green in […]

Democrats DeLuca and Dafis take 2 open TC seats

Democrats DeLuca and Dafis take 2 open TC seats

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With 20 of 21 districts reporting in by 10 p.m. on election night, Maplewood voters have again made clear that they want an all-Democrat Township Committee. In a landslide election, Democratic incumbent Vic DeLuca and challenger Dean Dafis have been elected to the two open seats on the committee, beating out Republican […]