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Jane Fonda Visits Newark, Calls for $15 Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers

November 15, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Jane Fonda got higher wages for women through unscrupulous means in the 1980's comedy "9 to 5," but now she's advocating for a $15 minimum wage for tipped workers in more traditional ways.

The Academy Award-winning actor and activist  spoke at Rutgers University-Newark today with advocacy groups and a state lawmaker to support a $15 minimum wage, ...

Bill Establishing NJT Office of Real Estate Economic Development Now Law

(TRENTON) – Discovering ways to improve and expand New Jersey Transit, legislation sponsored by Assembly Members Yvonne Lopez, Daniel Benson and Patricia Egan Jones requiring the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJT) to establish an office of real estate economic development and transit-oriented development was signed into law Thursday.

“NJ Transit is the second largest landholder ...

Mikie Sherrill and Local Veteran Highlighted at Essex County Veterans Day Observance

NEWARK, NJ – Congresswoman-Elect Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran, made her first public appearance since winning the election in New Jersey’s 11th District at the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance on Wednesday at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark. During the ceremony, U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve Veteran William Squires was presented with ...

NJ Republican Says State's Tax Increases Blew Newark's Chances for Amazon's HQ2

NEWARK, NJ - The Republican leader of the state Senate said Gov. Phil Murphy's tax plan ruined Newark's chances of being selected for Amazon's second headquarters. 

State Sen. Thomas Kean Jr (R-Union) put the onus of the governor because he signed a budget in July that had businesses bearing the brunt of a more than $1 billion tax increase. The budget was passed after ...

Heller, Walker, Berger, Morse Victorious in Bloomfield BOE Race

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Ten candidates were vying for four positions on the Bloomfield Board of Education.  When the dust settled late Tuesday evening, the tabulations saw Michael Heller, Ralph Walker, Shane Berger and Ben Morse emerge victorious in decisive fashion.

Eight candidates were jockeying for the three, 3-year term seats.  Heller was first at 4,821 votes, followed by Walker ...

Rockwell Elected to Councilman-At-Large Seat in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Richard Rockwell has officially been elected Councilman-At-Large as the polls came to a close on Election Day 2018.  Rockwell was originally appointed as a Council member at-Large in January after former Councilman Carlos Pomares was elected as a member of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Rockwell ran unopposed in this election.

A ...

'Timothy J. Piazza Law' Targets Hazing

TRENTON, N.J. - Following the tragic death of a local teen, state Sen. Kip Bateman has introduced the “Timothy J. Piazza Law,” to increase criminal penalties for hazing.

Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State University student, died last year after a fraternity hazing ritual. Timothy’s death was captured by a video that showed Penn State University fraternity brothers ...

Jennica Jesena Sworn in as Rec Board Commissioner at Bloomfield Council Meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – During Monday’s Bloomfield Township Council Regular Meeting, Jennica Jesena was sworn in to serve on the Recreation Board Commission, with her term running through December 31, 2022.  At the last regular meeting on September 25 during a report of special council committees, the resolution adopting Boards and Commissions for the township was ...

Thousands Attend Livingston Vigil After Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack

LIVINGSTON, NJ – In response to the deadliest attack on Jews in United States history, more than 2,200 people from throughout northern and central New Jersey came together at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston on Sunday to mourn the deaths of 11 people who were murdered at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh a day before during Shabbat services.

As of 5 p.m. on Sunday, two ...

Early Voting In Essex County: Here's What You Need to Know Before Heading to Polls

NEWARK, NJ - Registered voters in Essex County will be able to cast their ballot at two early voting locations rather than one this year in order to meet increased demands.

The Hall of Records on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Newark has always served as an early voting facility. This year, an additional early polling location is available in West Orange.

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From the kitchen table to Congress

November 8, 2018

Last year, this journey started as a conversation around a kitchen table with friends and family. Then, we moved to Jersey diners and that table continued to lengthen to include community members.

Before we knew it, that table went from coast to coast as the nation kept a close eye on our race. As your representative-elect, everyone continues to have a seat at that table, except now, that ...