Essex County Freeholders Approve Speed Limit Reduction on Grove Street in Montclair

April 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – During its Wednesday, April 11, 2018, meeting at the Hall of Records, the Essex County
Board of Chosen Freeholders in a unanimous vote approved a Resolution consenting to the reduction of
the speed limit for the entire length of Grove Street in Montclair.

This Resolution coincides with Montclair’s recently adopted Ordinance passed November 13, 2017, reducing the ...

Bloomfield Mayor and B.C.A. Director participate on Governor panel

Montclair, N.J-- Governor Phil Murphy and Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver today announced plans to restore funding for two of the Department of Community Affairs’(DCA) innovative neighborhood improvement programs – Main Street New Jersey (MSNJ) and the Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) – to strengthen the economic vigor of New Jersey’s downtown areas and to encourage ...

Bateman Bill, “ Bijou’s Law”, to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons. .

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said Bateman.

Appellate Court Rules in Bloomfield’s Favor on Lackawanna Train Station Property Value

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- An appellate court panel of three judges has overturned a previous decision from 2016 on the value of a property containing the historic Lackawanna Train Station that the Township of Bloomfield acquired through eminent domain proceedings. This new ruling could potentially save Bloomfield taxpayers millions of dollars and allow the Township to renovate the train ...

Essex County Mayors and Businesses Collaborate on State Issues at Meet the Mayors Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The eighth annual Meet the Mayors event at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston on Saturday morning saw a wide cross-section of mayors from throughout Essex County, business leaders from across the same communities and residents looking to hear from this year’s panelists.

In addition to a panel discussion—featuring guest speakers Sheila Oliver, Lt. Governor; ...

Bloomfield to Continue Efforts to Improve Water System with Water Main Cleaning and Lining Project

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- This Spring, the township of Bloomfield will continue its water improvement efforts by cleaning and lining about three quarters of a mile of 12-inch diameter water main along Division Street, Woodland Road and Belleville Avenue. The cleaning and lining project will involve the removal of accumulated sediment and rust that has built up over decades within the water main. The ...

Crucial Dates to Know for 2018 Primary and General Elections

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With the primary election coming up on June 5 and the general midterm election on Nov. 6, residents of the NJ-11 Congressional District—which includes the Essex County municipalities of Bloomfield, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston, Montclair, North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, Verona, West Caldwell and West Orange—are urged to ...

NJ Assembly Committee Advances Alyssa's Bill, Providing Panic Buttons and Emergency Lights for Schools

TRENTON, NJ – A bill aimed at providing schools with another way of alerting authorities of an emergency situation passed the New Jersey State Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday.  Sponsored by six Assembly Democrats, the bill would  require public elementary and secondary schools in New Jersey to install panic alarms and red emergency lights for use in ...

Bill to Prohibit Children Under 12 From Tackle Football Advances in State Assembly

TRENTON, NJ -   A bill proposed which would prohibit children under the age of 12 from participating in tackle football in the New Jersey Assembly is beginning the path through the New Jersey Legislature.  The Bill  (A-3760) has been proposed by and is similar, but not identical, to bills proposed in New York, Maryland, Illinois and California, according to its sponsor, ...

Bloomfield Bond Rating Upgraded to Aa2 by Moody's

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Moody's Investors Service has officially upgraded the Township of Bloomfield's bond rating to Aa2, one of the highest ratings available. The rating upgrade is the culmination of a financial management strategy implemented by Mayor Michael Venezia shortly upon taking office in 2014. Focusing on improving management practices and financial controls, investing in township ...

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Jackie Cornell to Outline Murphy Administration Health Care Agenda in Montclair Forum, Apr. 23

April 9, 2018


Montclair, NJ -- On Monday, April 23, BlueWaveNJ will host a forum in which Jackie Cornell, Principal Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health, will outline the Murphy Administration's plans to improve health care delivery and access in the state. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation.

The Public Health and Health Care Agenda of the Murphy ...