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Essex County Sheriff Faces Challenge in Democratic Primary

April 13, 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the first time in nine years, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura is being challenged in the Democratic primary.

John Arnold, who served as Newark’s deputy police director from 2014 to 2016, announced on Tuesday that he is challenging the 10-term incumbent for the Democratic nomination on June 8. A general election win would make Arnold the first African ...

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As Communities Return to “Normal,” Water Safety Should Be Top of Mind

May 15, 2021

The YMCA is offering tips for parents to keep kids safe in and around water this summer.

EAST ORANGE, NJ – The East Orange YMCA wants to ensure that water safety doesn’t get lost in the community’s eagerness to return to a “normal” summer. As temperatures rise, kids want to cool off, whether that is in home pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, or oceans. And that ...

IRS offers overview of tax provisions in American Rescue Plan; retroactive tax benefits help many people now preparing 2020 returns Taxpayers with children should file returns soon for advance payments of Child Tax Credit

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service provides an overview of some of the key tax provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act.

Several provisions affect the 2020 tax return people are filling out this filing season, including one exempting up to $10,200 in unemployment compensation from tax and another benefiting many people who purchased subsidized health coverage through either ...

Orange Hydrants Being Serviced

May 16, 2021

ORANGE, NJ — If you see fire hydrants around the town being adjusted, do not worry. Suez announced they will begin the annual testing of fire hydrants in Orange.

Testing fire hydrants ensures if an emergency fire breaks out, there will be water close by to be tapped. Before this annual testing began, nationwide, firefighters could be seen trying to get water from a hydrant, only for it ...

Whoopi Goldberg: Low Vaccination Rates in East Orange Result in Big Names Making a Push

May 13, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to encourage residents to get vaccinated, on May 14, Essex County resident Whoopi Goldberg, Governor Murphy, First Lady Tammy Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, Reverend Melvin Wilson, and the Office of East Orange Mayor Ted Green will be a part of a “Grateful for the ...