Government

March 10, 2019

Overnight ramp closures and detours necessary for ramp paving EAST ORANGE, NJ - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the start of a pavement resurfacing project that will require overnight closures of several ramps in the area of I-280 eastbound in East ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy has announced $22.5 million in proposed new investments to care for individuals with developmental disabilities, including new funding for individuals diagnosed with both developmental disabilities and mental health conditions. “Our budget will provide critical ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange Mayor’s Office of Employment and Training (MOET) recently held a recognition ceremony to celebrate residents who received training certifications in 2018.  Under the leadership of Manager LaDonna Johns, MOET has successfully partnered with East Orange General ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ: East Orange water is clean, safe and continues to meet the standards of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, said city officials. Officials issued the statement in response to false water quality reports that began circulating on social media early this ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Undoubtedly, one of the major events of the year in East Orange is the Mayor’s Annual State of the City Address. This year is certainly no exception. Mayor Green and his “Green Team” put together a presentation thought by many to be second to none. The event, held at Cicely ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - “In East Orange, we have zero tolerance for landlords who circumvent our laws and prey on individuals and families seeking a place to live. The City of East Orange has a very strict housing code and our inspectors will continue to aggressively enforce it. For those slumlords ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey residents are on their way to making $15 per hour at work. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Monday that will gradually raise the states’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024. “For far too long, too many of our fellow New Jerseyans have been struggling to survive ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Friday February 1, 2019 Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake, accompanied by delegates from the N.J. Assembly, grassroots organizations and faith community, held a press conference at her East Orange headquarters to thank Governor Phil Murphy for signing into law the Independent ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The 34th Legislative District Assemblywoman, Britnee N. Timberlake hosted a press conference regarding legislation she sponsored (Bill A3115) that calls for an independent investigation be conducted whenever a person dies in police custody or during and encounter with law ...

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February SNAP Benefits Paid Early Amid Continued Federal Shutdown State Continues to Urge End to Federal Shutdown TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for February have successfully been paid ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced on Friday that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking high school juniors to participate in the ECPO annual summer internship program. This five-week program is designed to teach high school students ...

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Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. said on Thursday, December 20th that he believes Essex County Democratic Committee Chairman LeRoy Jones is a perfect fit to serve as New Jersey State Democratic Party Chairman should the position open up and the opportunity become ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake’s legislation (A3115) to ensure fairness and impartiality in the investigation of police-involved deaths throughout New Jersey was passed yesterday by the New Jersey General Assembly.  The bill was introduced back in February of this year and ...

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NEWARK, NJ – On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders welcomed their newest member, Tyshammie L. Cooper, as the representative of District 3.  District 3 is comprised of East Orange, South Orange, Orange and part of Newark’s West Ward. Freeholder Cooper, a ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Mayor Ted R. Green, Public Safety Liaison José Cordero and East Orange Chief of Police Phyllis L. Bindi, along with Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose and Chief of Police Darnell Henry, will announce a border patrol agreement between ...

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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, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Two Early Voting Facilities will be opened to Essex County Registered Voters. The Essex County Clerk’s Office, Christopher J. Durkin, County Clerk will open an additional Early Voting Center located at the South Mountain Recreation Complex, Turtle Back Zoo (TBZ) Education Building, 560 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Freeholders called for the ouster of the New Jersey Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman but have not budged on ending its controversial contract with the agency. The Freeholder Board at its Wednesday meeting in Maplewood passed a resolution ...

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TRENTON, NJ - On Friday, New Jersey Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake was inducted into the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey’s Hall of Heroes as its first ever inductee for her advocacy this past budget cycle to restore $15 million to the State’s Affordable Housing Trust ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka came out in support of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker after President Donald Trump said the former mayor “ran Newark, New Jersey into the ground.” Booker, a Democrat, was Newark's mayor from 2006 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that has ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Ted R. Green is proud to announce the appointment of two new directors to his leadership team to head the Departments of Policy, Planning and Development and Health and Human Services. “These two gentlemen bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in each of their ...

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NEW JERSEY – New Jersey Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake announced she has sponsored crucial legislation aimed at ensuring people wishing to buy back their home from foreclosure or are purchasing a foreclosed home to live in can compete with investors. The bill, numbered A4412, is another ...

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  EAST ORANGE, NJ -  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has awarded nearly $84.5 million to New Jersey to help finance water infrastructure projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will primarily be used to upgrade ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - While New Jersey lurches toward legalizing recreational marijuana, one Newark lawmaker is leading the conversation against it.  State Sen. Ron Rice (D-Essex), who on Monday hosted a town hall in Hillside, believes the current legalization bill would lead to more foreclosures in ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – Mayor Ted Green has issued an excessive heat advisory should any of our residents need places to escape the inclement temperatures. Over the next two days heat index values are expected to reach temperatures as high as 104 degrees. The Mayor’s advisory lists places where ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark received a $5.6 million settlement from East Orange, resolving a seven-year legal battle over wastewater that runs through pipes of the state’s largest municipality. The wastewater produced by East Orange residents has a natural, gravitational flow into Newark's Wastewater ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the ...

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ORANGE, NJ  – The Housing Authority of the City of Orange, in partnership with the Albert Group, participated in the National Night Out tradition by hosting one of the city’s celebrations at the Walter G. Alexander Village on Wilson Place, August 7. National Night Out is an annual ...

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ORANGE, NJ – Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver met with Executive Director Dr. Walter McNeil and Board Chairman Ernest Williams of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange on July 25. The purpose of the meeting was to review the progress the agency has made in the East Ward and to discuss future ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - With the fanfare worthy of the movie Coming to America, East Orange hosted a visit from his Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Nigerian King of the Yoruba people. The king made an extraordinary entrance into the city, complete with several luxury ...

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