Government

December 4, 2018

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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NEWARK, NJ - The temporary shelter that periodically closed amid public outcry will remain open for another month while city officials gear up for a year-round homeless sheltering plan. The 224 Sussex Ave. shelter opened in December to house the homeless during extreme periods of cold weather ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Ted R. Green, along with Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver and Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake, are proud to present African Exceptionalism and Culture featuring Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Nigerian King of the Yoruba people, who will be making ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka today said the federal government was using “extortion” when it withheld grants for local policing because the city won't comply with federal immigration enforcement policies. The mayor’s sentiments were echoed by Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and three ...

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Mayor Green Announces That Jose Cordero Will Serve as Liaison For Public Safety For The City of East Orange  EAST ORANGE, NJ – Mayor Ted R. Green today announced that Jose “Joe” Cordero will return to the City of East Orange as Liaison for Public Safety.  In this role, Cordero will assist the ...

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Eliminates Prior Approval for Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Medications; Counseling Options to be Expanded TRENTON, NJ – The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In his continued effort to make positive change in out town, Mayor Ted Green and his team will walk the streets of East Orange talking with neighbors and addressing problems they face at each outing. In keeping his promise to be accessible and relatable, Mayor Green has ...

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ORANGE, NJ - The weather forecast for June 29 through July 5, 2018 is indicating 90° and above. Therefore, Mayor Warren and the Township Council reconfirmed that the cooling station are still being offered at the following locations:  

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(Trenton, NJ – June 30, 2018) – As the former President of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Britnee N. Timberlake was always a staunch advocate for working families. Now as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly representing District 34 (Clifton, East Orange, Orange, and ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Hundreds marched down Broad Street today as part of nationwide protests being held  against President Donald Trump's immigration policies.  The "Families Belong Together" protest started at city hall and was organized by immigration advocacy groups, including Make the Road NJ, New ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Ted R. Green, the East Orange City Council and the Office of Emergency Management have issued a Heat Advisory for today Monday, June 18, 2018.  According to the National Weather Service, the heat index value is expected to reach almost 100 degrees during the mid to late ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake (D-34) sponsored a budget resolution to restore $46.5 million in funds to the state’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund to assist families. The current budget removed those funds from the Department of Community Affairs and redirected them to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a showdown on the state budget looming just 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households while hoping to avoid another shutdown of state government. “Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ  — Mayor Ted R. Green hosted a ceremonial iftar to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 7pm at 44 City Hall Plaza.   All were welcomed to attend the ritual communal meal, which breaks the daily fast of Muslims who have been fasting from sunrise to sunset ...

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