County dedicates new justice building, statue of Martin Luther King Jr.

County dedicates new justice building, statue of Martin Luther King Jr.

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. officially dedicated the Essex County Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building and a new 22-foot statue of the civil rights leader on Thursday, June 17. The 150,000-square-foot building houses 11 new courtrooms for the Superior Court, Essex Vicinage, as well as new workspace for several […]

Essex–Hudson Greenway Project receives major federal, state and local endorsements

Essex–Hudson Greenway Project receives major federal, state and local endorsements

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Open Space Institute, along with the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition and September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance, recently announced the critical support of federal, state and local elected leaders for the Essex–Hudson Greenway Project. N.J. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill of the 11th Congressional District, Essex […]

Sheila Oliver, elected leaders show support for funding to study new University Hospital facility

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, April 14, N.J. Lt. Gov. Sheila Y. Oliver and other state and local officials visited University Hospital and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School to express their support for funding within Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget for planning efforts to define a new University Hospital facility in Newark. The governor’s proposed fiscal […]

Community Affairs Dept. awards more than $6.8M in lead-safe home remediation grants

TRENTON, NJ — To address the ongoing threat of childhood lead poisoning, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs announced March 12 that it is awarding more than $6.8 million to 12 nonprofits through the Lead-Safe Home Remediation and Single-Family Home Remediation Grant programs. The programs will provide eligible residents with professional assistance to remediate […]

Navigating pregnancy for black mothers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex and Morris counties chapters of The Links and the Greater Newark Health Care Coalition will host “Navigating Pregnancy & Beyond: A Virtual Prayer Breakfast in Honor of Black Moms” on Saturday, March 20, at 10 a.m. Statistics show that black women in New Jersey are seven times more likely […]

Murphy signs legislation designating Juneteenth as a state and public holiday

Murphy signs legislation designating Juneteenth as a state and public holiday

TRENTON, NJ — On Sept. 10,  Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation S19, which designates the third Friday in June as a state and public holiday, known as Juneteenth Day. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved people of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and their freedom. […]

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County’s “Essex Remembers” ceremony couldn’t draw the crowd it normally draws to the Eagle Rock Reservation this Sept. 11 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the county was still able to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. A livestream allowed those who normally […]

Oliver represents East Region as NLGA leader

Oliver represents East Region as NLGA leader

EAST ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver is a leader of the National Lieutenant Governors Association, the professional association for the second-highest ranking officials in all 50 states and the U.S. territories. Oliver is now serving as an East Region at-large member of the NLGA executive committee.  “The lieutenant governor was chosen […]

Lt. gov. joins East Orange virtual town hall meeting as special guest

Lt. gov. joins East Orange virtual town hall meeting as special guest

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Since the outbreak of COVID-19, East Orange Mayor Ted Green has been hosting a weekly virtual town hall meeting. On April 16, the Facebook Live meeting featured Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, who discussed key issues, such as state relief programs, resources for small businesses, unemployment, the northeast coalition’s coordination plan to […]

Lieutenant governor welcomed at black history event

Lieutenant governor welcomed at black history event

ORANGE, NJ — In celebration of Orange High School’s recognition of Black History Month, Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver appeared in the auditorium of the Orange Preparatory Academy on Wednesday, Feb. 12. This was part of the African-American Speaker Series, sponsored by the school’s social studies departments, and Oliver came to converse with more than 530 […]

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