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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 ...

'Social Shark Tank' at Seton Hall Awards $5,000 for Best Project

December 3, 2021




SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - “Meet Her at the Gate,” a reentry program for women returning from incarceration to Essex County, won first prize in the Shark Tank-style competition for social services held at Seton Hall University.

The competition was part of an eight-week Social Justice Certificate program which was a collaboration between the Center for Community Research ...

East Orange Hall of Fame Returns and Honorees Announced

EAST ORANGE, NJ – Honoring citizens born, raised, or employed in East Orange is more important now than ever, given the impact of Covid on the loss of so many lives in East Orange, surrounding communities, the state, and the nation. That is why the East Orange Hall of Fame Committee has decided not to postpone and instead host the 2021 Hall of Fame, virtually, after a one-year hiatus ...

Can You Decorate the Best House in East Orange For Christmas?

December 1, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange City Hall is calling all Christmas decorators for a competition of the best holiday house decorations. Residents must enter here between Nov. 25th - Dec. 15th. There will be a winner identified in each of the five wards. The grand prize for the house with the best Christmas decorations will receive a 70-inch flat screen television.  For more ...

Newark Police Officer Fatally Struck Pedestrian, Attempted to Desecrate Body, Authorities Say

November 24, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark police officer has been charged with reckless vehicular homicide, desecrating human remains and related charges for hitting a pedestrian on the Garden State Parkway, according to authorities. 

Newark Police Officer Louis Santiago, 25, of Bloomfield, was charged on Wednesday after he fatally struck a pedestrian, left the scene, then came back and ...

First Omicron Variant Case Confirmed in New Jersey

December 3, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced the State Department of Health has confirmed a case of the Omicron variant in a traveler to the state.  The person has been identified by the state as an adult female, who is a fully-vaccinated resident from Georgia, and had recently traveled to South Africa.

She tested positive on November 28 ...