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Paterson's Industrial Past that Helped Birth Labor Day

September 3, 2018

PATERSON, NJ-  Traditionally recognized the first Monday of September, Labor Day, was created by the labor movement and is, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. 

While New York's was the first legislature to introduce a bill to formally recognize the day, Oregon, on February 21, 1887 became the ...

NJ Reentry Program Expands, Helping Woman, Minorities, Veterans

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Reentry, the program that former Gov. Jim McGreevey started to help recently released inmates obtain housing and employment, is now moving to assist a large segment of society with training for and placement in jobs in construction trades through a program called NJBuild.

At ceremonies Thursday marking the opening of the NJBuild office in New Brunswick, McGreevey said the ...

4th Annual 5K Run/Walk For Warmth Charity Race in Brookdale Park, Sept. 1

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Join the 5K run/walk for a cause on September 1 at Brookdale Park.

Spread The Purple is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission to provide guidance to both individuals and families for the right resources and assistance they can use during unexpected circumstance.  One of the ways we assist is through fundraisers, such as the 5K Run.

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Bloomfield Cruisers Welcome Universal Technical Institute During Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of New Campus

BLOOMFIELD, NJ– The Bloomfield Cruisers joined the celebrations when Universal Technical Institute formally unveiled their latest campus during a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this week at their new Broad Street, Bloomfield location.

A week after the inaugural class of students began their first programs at UTI-Bloomfield, an energetic crowd assembled in the campus’ expansive training ...

4th Annual 5K Run/Walk For Warmth Charity Race in Brookdale Park, Sept. 1

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Join the 5K run/walk for a cause on September 1 at Brookdale Park.

Spread The Purple is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission to provide guidance to both individuals and families for the right resources and assistance they can use during unexpected circumstance.  One of the ways we assist is through fundraisers, such as the 5K Run.

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Essex County Tech Schools Pull $16M from Bank over Foreclosure Practices

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology is following suit with the county government and will no longer bank with Wells Fargo over the bank's foreclosure practices.  

MORE: Reverend plans to meet with Wells Fargo over Newark foreclosures

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. earlier this month announced the county was cutting ties with the bank and ...

Macy's Backstage at Willowbrook Mall in Wayne Set To Open, Aug. 18

WAYNE, NJ - Join in for the grand opening of Macy’s Backstage at Willowbrook Mall in Wayne on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m.  

Be one of the first 200 customers to arrive and you’ll receive a "Scratch, Win, Smile" scratch-off card. During the event, be sure to shop to the tunes of a live DJ. Snap a photo at the selfie-station and post your photo ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

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 program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

Port Authority Bus Terminal To Test New Security System Next Week

NEW YORK, NY - Commuters into the Port Authority Bus terminal on Monday will be part of a pilot to test a new security system, one that will try an identify suicide vests and other improvised explosive devices, according to a release from the agency.

The Port Authority will launch the pilot test next week on the new security system designed to help law enforcement professionals .

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EssexCounty Withdraws $3.8M from Wells Fargo for Predatory Lending Findings

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced on Wednesday, that Essex County is withdrawing all of its accounts from Wells Fargo because of predatory lending schemes and aggressive foreclosure practices by the banking giant. Under DiVincenzo’s directive, Essex County began removing its accounts from Wells Fargo in mid-June. The County ...

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Freeholder President Brendan Gill to be Honored at Halfway to Saint Patrick’s Day Reception

September 11, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair resident and Essex County Freeholder President Brendan W. Gill will be the Guest of Honor at the Annual Halfway to Saint Patrick’s Day Reception sponsored by Newark’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, Inc.

“Brendan has been a strong proponent for all things Irish in Essex County during his time on the Freeholder Board and a ...