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Fourth Ward Councilor Baskerville to Host Rescheduled Community Meeting, Jan. 30

January 17, 2018

Fourth Ward Councilwoman Dr. Renee Baskerville will host a community meeting on Tuesday, January 30, at 7:00 p.m. at Montclair Fire Headquarters, 1 Pine Street. Topics to be discussed include:

Lackawanna Plaza and other development projects in town, with an emphasis on the Fourth Ward, looking at density, zoning, maintaining the character of our residential ...

Report: Gov. Christie Won't Sign Cooperative High School Sports Bill Before Leaving Office

TRENTON, N.J. – The proposed bill to allow school districts with multiple high schools to “co-op” in all sports based on participation or financial issues will not be signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.

Christie will “pocket veto” the bill, by placing it on an “action not taken list” prior to leaving office on Tuesday, according to a report by Greg ...

Essex County Executive Presents Budget Proposal for 2018

NEWARK, NJ – A budget of $725.9 million that will stabilize Essex County’s financial plan and address the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions was recently presents by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.

According to DiVincenzo, layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the state’s statutory deadline of Jan. 15 ...

Challenges Abound for Gov. Murphy, Say Rutgers Experts

From legalizing marijuana to funding the public employee pension system, New Jersey’s incoming governor faces challenges that require investments of time, leadership and communication

Phil Murphy, who Tuesday becomes New Jersey’s 56th governor, takes the helm of a state facing numerous challenges – fiscal, infrastructure, and transportation, to name a ...

Murphy, Oliver to Head All-star Entrepreneurial panel in Newark

NEWARK, NJ--With the hopes of growing New Jersey's economy through entrepreneurial inclusion, Gov.-elect Phil Murphy and Lt. Gov.-elect Sheila Oliver will be leading a workshop in Newark Monday.

Small business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to participate in the workshop, which will be hosted by Metropolitan Baptist Church Rev. Pastor David Jefferson, Sr. and will ...

Cedar Grove Council Grapples With Prospect of Gov. Elect Murphy's Plan to Legalize Pot

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - With Governor Elect Phil Murphy pledging to sign legislation legalizing marijuana in the state within 100 days of his Jan. 16 inauguration, Cedar Grove Councilwoman Kerry Peterson urged Cedar Grove to prepare for the change and how it may impact the township.

Currently, New Jersey has legalized medical marijuana, which is distributed by six dispensaries, according to the New ...

Fourth Ward Councilor Baskerville to Host Community Meeting, Jan. 16

Fourth Ward Councilwoman Dr. Renee Baskerville will host a community meeting on Tuesday, January 16, at 7:00 p.m. at Montclair Fire Headquarters, 1 Pine Street. Topics to be discussed include:

Lackawanna Plaza and other development projects in town, with an emphasis on the Fourth Ward, looking at density, zoning, maintaining the character of our residential ...

UPDATE: Montclair Township Declares State of Emergency Jan. 4; Lifted Jan. 5

UPDATE: The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) issued notice Jan. 5 that the state of emergency declared Thursday has been rescinded.

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has declared a state of emergency,
effective 4:00 p.m., January 4, 2018.

Non-essential travel and parking on snow-covered streets are prohibited. Cars parked on streets will be ...

South Orange Village President Raises the Idea of Recreational Pot Shop In Town; Maplewood Mayor 'Open' To Discussion

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - If and when recreational marijuana is legalized in New Jersey, could Maplewood and South Orange become home to one of the legal pot shops?

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum stated that she was contacted by a “retail distributor,” and asked residents in a Facebook post Sunday what they would think of such a ...

Want to Prepay Property Taxes? Gov. Christie Signs Exec Order Requiring Municipalities to Accept Prepayments

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair officials have announced that the Montclair tax office will be open on December 30 and prepaid tax payments will be accepted.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed Executive Order No. 237 on Wednesday directing the Director of the Division of Local Government to notify municipalities to accept payments for 2018 property taxes in calendar year 2017 and require ...

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Senator Gill Sponsors Legislation To Require Pedestrian Safety Education for Drivers

January 6, 2018

 

 

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Nia H. Gill to promote pedestrian safety, by requiring driver education courses, exams and informational brochures distributed by the state Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to contain information to educate drivers on safely sharing the road with pedestrians, bicyclists and others, was approved Friday by the ...