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Councilman Gamble and Family Help Support Sea Turtle Recovery

March 23, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ-- Today Sea Turtle Recovery (STR) hosted their annual Green Event, a brunch to raise funds for their organization. Sea Turtle Recovery is a non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitation, preservation and conservation of sea turtles. All sea turtle species are threatened or endangered. STR partnered with the Turtleback Zoo in 2016 opening the first long term care facility in ...

Future of Medical, Recreational Marijuana in Newark Uncertain

NEWARK, NJ - The future of medical and recreational marijuana appears to be on shaky ground in New Jersey’s most populated city.

A measure that would have allowed medical marijuana dispensaries within Newark's boundaries did not gain enough votes from city council for a second time Wednesday. If the zoning ordinance does not get enough votes a third time, it will be another ...

Gov. Phil Murphy visits Maplewood to Discuss Mass Transit and Marijuana

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – It was a busy day at the NJ Transit General Office Building in Maplewood on Tuesday.

Workers in the agency’s Emergency Operations Center were monitoring information in real-time, including everything from the agency’s bus terminals to its rail stations when Gov. Phil Murphy toured the facility.

Murphy then spoke during a press conference about ...

Essex County Promises Legal Services to ICE Detainees After Violations Found at Jail

NEWARK, NJ - A legal fund will be created by the county for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees held at the Essex County jail following a federal report that found unsafe and unsafe conditions at the facility.

MORE: Essex Freeholders Consider Future of ICE Contract After Denouncing Agency's Spokesman

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's inspector general ...

Newark St. Patrick's Day Parade led by Ironbound native

When Sean O'Neill dons his Irish tricolor sash today as the Grand Marshal of the 2019 Newark St. Patrick's Day parade, it will be far from the first time he got dressed up for the event.

"My mother would always say to me 'It's St. Patrick's Day. Go put on your green shirt,'" said O'Neill, 54, who was born and raised in the Ironbound section of Newark.

Nutley Fire Dept. Comedy Night to Honor Memory of Two Fire Fighters Lost Too Soon

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Fire Department is hosting a Comedy Night Fundraiser to honor the memory of two of their own who were lost too soon. The event will take place in April.

The comedy night will feature an all you can eat spaghetti dinner, beer, wine and soda. There will also be a cash bar. 

Proceeds from the evening will benefit the educational fund that was established for the ...

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Announces Results of 12th Annual Deer Management Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – On Tuesday, March 12, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that a total of 200 deer and 100 unborn deer were removed from Essex County South Mountain Reservation and Essex County Hilltop Reservation during the 12th Annual Deer Management Program. The program was held over 12 days between Tuesday, January 15t and Tuesday, March ...

Mayor Ted R. Green Presents Lifetime Citizen Awardee Lt. Governor Oliver with Portrait by East Orange artist Kojo “Drift” Aidoo

EAST ORANGE, NJ - On February 28th, The City of East Orange hosted a Black History Month Celebration & Lifetime Citizen Awards at Cicely Tyson School Performing Arts Center featuring Special Guest Speaker Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver. 

The theme was centered on the “Great Migration,” the movement of African Americans from the South to the North. As a token of ...

Two Essex County Parks Receive Statewide Recognition

Essex County, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs was presented with two awards of excellence at the annual New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association convention held in Atlantic City on Tuesday, February 26th.

Earning awards were Essex County Grover Cleveland Park Playground in ...

Study Suggests Fewer Lanes for Motorists in Newark to Add More Bike Lanes

NEWARK, NJ - A federally funded traffic study that’s in the works may recommend a pedestrian plaza for Halsey Street and the elimination of several driving lanes in exchange for bicycle lanes in the city’s downtown.

MORE: See some of the recommendations

The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority is collaborating with the city on a Newark Downtown Circulation Improvement ...

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