Newark City Hall computers hacked with ransomware

April 24, 2017

Some computers in the City of Newark have been infected with ransomware, rendering them unusable, and the hacker is demanding payment of 24 Bitcoin, or about $30,000 in ransom, according to a document obtained by TAPInto Newark and a city official with knowledge of the hack.

The document reveals that that city computers were infected with RSA-2048 encryption, which encrypts ...

26 Westfield Roads Slated for Improvement this Year

WESTFIELD, NJ — An interactive map with planned road improvements for 2017 is now available on the town of Westfield’s website. To see it, click here.

This July, August and September, expect to see work done on at least part of Harrison, Cory Place, Raymond Street, Parkview Avenue, Edgewood Avenue, Effingham Place, Ramapo Way, Stanley Avenue, Archbold Place, Arlington Avenue, ...

Livingston Township Council Discusses Future Plans for Community Pools

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Livingston Township Council has begun preliminary discussions on the renovation and revamping of the town’s two community pools. After hearing a presentation by architects and developers last week, the mayor and council will begin discussing the best course of action for the future of the pools.

Currently, according to the council, both the Northland and Haines pools ...

Bateman Urges School Funding Reform to Help Underfunded School Districts


TRENTON, NJ  - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) said that Manville Mayor Richard Onderko’s testimony at a bipartisan school funding roundtable in Parsippany demonstrates the urgent need to reform the state’s broken school funding formula.

Manville, a borough within Bateman’s district, is the eighth most ...

Westfield Historical Society Gets County History Grant

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Westfield Historical Society will get $2,000 for administrative and operational costs thanks to the 2017 Union County History Grants Program, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders have announced. 

The grant is one of 16 made possible from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, totaling ...

Union Resident Becomes President of Union County Young Democrats

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Young Democrats reorganized in an event on Tuesday evening that brought out an unprecedented number of young people from the far reaches of Union County. As part of the meeting, Union resident Maria Del Cid-Kosso was voted in as the new president of the organization.

“In times where issues of racism, sexism and gender parity are being highlighted ...

New Memorial To Be Dedicated To Fallen Woodland Park Soliders

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - On Memorial Day this year at the conclusion of the annual parade, the Borough of Woodland Park will rededicate memorials to its 14 fallen soldiers.

Over the years, trees were planted and dedicated on the grounds of Memorial School to the 14 soldiers who were killed in action from West Paterson in World War II and Vietnam.

Special Police Officer Bill Gilhooley, who works ...

Nutley celebrates Earth Day April 22 and all year

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley celebrated Earth Day, Saturday, April 22; however the township reminds everyone to take care of the planet every day with Green initiatives throughout the year. 

Last Saturday, April 15 residents participated in Shredding Day in Municipal Lot 1 on William Street. Over 400 people brought 20,000 pounds of paper to be shredded in two trucks. Mayor Joseph P. Scarpelli ...

Plainfield: Muhlenberg Hospital Redevelopment Plan on Planning Board Agenda

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Planning Board will meet on Monday evening to discuss the JFK Muhlenberg Hospital Redevelopment Plan that was prepared by Heyer, Gruel & Associates of Red Bank, NJ.

In a public meeting in early March with members of the Joint Land Use boards, Carlos Sanchez, the Director of the Office of Economic Development, stated that in 2014 the land was declared an ...

Millburn Township Announces Complete Streets Phase 2A Public Awareness Session

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Township is hosting an information session regarding Complete Streets Phase 2A at the Millburn Public Library on May 3rd, 2017, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The public is encouraged to attend. There will be a round-robin tabletop discussion format regarding this phase of the project. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Big Package Phasing #2 is ...

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Democrats Sponsor Candidates' Forum in Montville

April 23, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – There will be a Democratic candidates' forum for the four candidates running in the 26th legislative district on April 26 at the Montville Township Senior House. Bill Edge, Laura Fortgang, Elliot Isibor and Joe Raich will present their views. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The forum is sponsored by Action Together New Jersey and Blue Wave NJ. For more information, ...

Letter to Berkeley Heights Elected Representatives and Mayor

April 23, 2017

I am writing this open letter to all the elected representatives of Berkeley Heights in hopes that they will hear, understand and take action. The Township is undertaking multiple major projects at the same time and a lot of the residents have questions. We are being advised to attend the Town Council meetings held bi-weekly at the town hall. 

I have attended council meetings with my ...