AG announces $12M in grant funding to reduce gun violence and support victims

AG announces $12M in grant funding to reduce gun violence and support victims

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced Nov. 18 that the Department of Law and Public Safety is making available $12 million in grant funding to reduce gun violence and support crime victims, including $10 million to support Community-Based Violence Intervention Programs, making this the largest single investment in such programs in […]

Activists at march call on governor to prevent further pollution in Newark

Activists at march call on governor to prevent further pollution in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — More than 200 residents and activists joined a “March for Clean Air” on Wednesday, Nov. 10, to protest proposals for two projects in Newark’s Ironbound. Aries Clean Technologies is looking to build an industrial facility to process human waste and the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, a state agency within Gov. Phil Murphy’s […]

State to secure purchase rights for former rail line to create Essex–Hudson Greenway

State to secure purchase rights for former rail line to create Essex–Hudson Greenway

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — After decades of local advocacy and outreach and more than three years of direct negotiations, the Essex–Hudson Greenway Coalition announced Nov. 12 that the state of New Jersey will secure purchase rights to nearly 9 miles of former railway, spanning two counties and eight municipalities in one of the most highly […]

Most Essex towns vote blue in election, keeping Democratic incumbents

Most Essex towns vote blue in election, keeping Democratic incumbents

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Nov. 2 election in New Jersey saw some major upsets, low voter turnout and the Democrats losing ground. The biggest upset was Republican challenger Edward Durr seemingly defeating Democratic incumbent Senate President Stephen Sweeney in the 3rd Legislative District; as of press time, the results of the race had not […]

NJ law enforcement leaders honor officers, including Roberts, who died during pandemic

NJ law enforcement leaders honor officers, including Roberts, who died during pandemic

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s law enforcement leaders gathered Oct. 13 at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton to unveil the state’s first permanent memorial honoring police officers and other law enforcement professionals who died during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Glen Ridge Police Sgt. Charles E. Roberts III is among those honored on the […]

See who’s running for political office in your town

See who’s running for political office in your town

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This election season is shaping up to be fairly quiet in Essex County, with few contested elections and foregone conclusions for some of the contested races. The biggest question on the ballot this upcoming Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, is the choice for governor. Democratic incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy, with running […]

Irvington supports resident who lost loved ones in storm

Irvington supports resident who lost loved ones in storm

IRVINGTON, NJ — After Tropical Storm Ida ravaged the township of Irvington, flooding streets and buildings, causing massive property damage throughout the town, the township spent weeks recovering from the deadly storm. While many residents have endured the pain of losing valued items in the storm, one resident has endured a pain like no other. […]

County dedicates new community center building in Weequahic Park

County dedicates new community center building in Weequahic Park

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. officially dedicated the new community center building in Weequahic Park in Newark. The new 7,500-square-foot building replaces a much smaller, concrete block building that had outlived its usefulness. The project is part of an ongoing initiative to ensure parks facilities meet the changing needs of […]

NJEDA set to open Small Business Lease Grant Program applications

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced Sept. 15 that it plans to open applications for its Small Business Lease Grant Program on Oct. 20. The $10 million pilot program will help revitalize downtowns and main streets by offsetting a portion of the cost associated with businesses and nonprofit organizations leasing street-level […]