NJ TRANSIT’s Renaissance Plans Focus on a Decade of Enhancements

NEW JERSEY – The state’s most extensive transit system recently laid out plans for a massive transformation intended to make it tops as far as reliability and efficiency.

According to NJ TRANSIT President and CEO Kevin Corbett, President, the company intends to make up for lost time and has already begun the process. Strategic plans made through 2030 bring a promise of increased ...

Rutgers Dedicates Iconic Newark Campus Building to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

December 3, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly 58 years after the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg began her career as a professor at Rutgers Law School in Newark, the iconic campus building located on Washington Street was dedicated in her honor. 

Rutgers University administration members on Thursday gathered at Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall to celebrate the late U.S. Supreme Court ...

Fraudulent $5M SBA Loan Application Lands Banking Lender in Jail

December 5, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — The chief lending officer for a New Jersey bank will be heading to jail after pleading guilty of knowingly and fraudulently applying for a $5 million Small Business Administration (SBA) loan for a Robbinsville Township business. 

According to U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig's office, James Bortolotti, 53, of Pennslyvania, learned of an SBA lending program ...

Durand-Hedden Annual Gingerbread House Contest

December 2, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Register for the always-popular Gingerbread House competition any time between now and Friday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m.

Drop off entries any time between Tuesday, Dec. 7, and noon on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Hilton Library in Maplewood.

Entries will be judged on Saturday, December 11 and winners announced Monday, Dec. 13. The Grand Prize winner will receive a ...

Montclair Youth Opens for National Jazz Acts December 17 at The Woodland

December 5, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Montclair teen will be performing fin Maplewood or the holidays, officials announced.

Coming from a musical family in Montclair, Violinist Jacqueline Lee, age 16, already has an authentic style which reflects her love for violinist Stuff Smith and saxophonist Sonny Stitt. As a working musician she has performed at the Jazz Standard NYC and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at ...

NJ Teen Cancer Survivor Gives Back With Make-A-Wish

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 16-year-old junior at Westfield High School and cancer survivor, was recently granted a wish from Make-A-Wish New Jersey, but rather than go on a trip or meet a celebrity, as most wish recipients do, Mason Rockmore opted to give away his wish.

In February 2020, Rockmore was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer. He began ...

Fraudulent $5M SBA Loan Application Lands Banking Lender in Jail

TRENTON, NJ — The chief lending officer for a New Jersey bank will be heading to jail after pleading guilty of knowingly and fraudulently applying for a $5 million Small Business Administration (SBA) loan for a Robbinsville Township business. 

According to U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig's office, James Bortolotti, 53, of Pennslyvania, learned of an SBA lending program ...

Montclair OEM Extends Use of Internal Combustion Leaf Blowers Due to Mild Fall

MONTCLAIR, NJ -Montclair Township officials have extended the usage of leaf blowers to the end of December, due to mild fall weather, officials announced.

According to Rob Bianco, Emergency Management Coordinator with the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the mild fall weather has delayed the fall cleanup for many homes.

Therefore, per Montclair Township Code §217-6, ...

Postal Worker Accused of Stealing Montclair Mail, Credit Cards, Stimulus Checks

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been arrested on suspicion of mail theft, authorities say. 

The USPS employee, Parrish Brookins, 29, of East Orange, has been accused of stealing mail from routes in Montclair and Verona, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

He has been charged with mail theft by a Postal Service officer or employee and appeared in ...

City Green Breaks Ground on Healthy Communities Project to Increase Access for Individuals with Disabilities

On Thursday, December 2nd, City Green held a groundbreaking ceremony at the Farm Eco-Center in Clifton, New Jersey to celebrate the construction of an Inclusive Healthy Communities project, “Gardens for All,” that will improve access for people with disabilities at the Farm-Eco Center and across City Green’s Dig In! community garden network.

Attendees at the groundbreaking ...