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Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. Says Nov. 15 Forecasts Underestimated Snowstorm

November 16, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. issued the following statement about the Nov. 15 snowstorm: 

Yesterday’s snowstorm created havoc not just for Essex County, but the entire tri-state region.

We relied on several different weather forecasts, all of which grossly underestimated the amount of snow we received. In addition, the arrival of the storm during ...

Jane Fonda Visits Newark, Calls for $15 Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers

NEWARK, NJ - Jane Fonda got higher wages for women through unscrupulous means in the 1980's comedy "9 to 5," but now she's advocating for a $15 minimum wage for tipped workers in more traditional ways.

The Academy Award-winning actor and activist  spoke at Rutgers University-Newark today with advocacy groups and a state lawmaker to support a $15 minimum wage, ...

Montclair Township Veteran's Day Ceremony: WWII Veteran Gerry Sorell Honored with Bronze Star

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Gerry Sorell was a soldier in the 99th Infantry Division of 394th Regiment, where he successfully crossed Ludendorff (Railroad) Bridge over the river Rhine, as part of the historic Battle of Remagen during the closing weeks of World War II. PFC Sorell had fought during the Battle of the Bulge, under heavy artillery fire, according to ...

More than a Hundred Attend 'No One is Above the Law' Rally in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the same time that hundreds of other "Nobody is Above the Law" rallies were taking place across the country, more than 100 people came together in solidarity at the gazebo in South Orange in protest of Donald Trump's firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and removal of Rod Rosenstein from overseeing the Mueller ...

Early Voting In Essex County: Here's What You Need to Know Before Heading to Polls

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, an additional early polling location is available in West Orange.

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Improvements Underway at Essex County Riker Hill Art Park

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a second public meeting held in Livingston last week to discuss the current plans for how to spend the $1 million currently allotted toward the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) in Livingston, some of the priorities, such as improving the safety and accessibility of the entrance at the intersection of Beaufort Avenue and Homestead Drive, are ...

Cedar Grove Grapples with Affordable Housing Obligations

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - On Monday Cedar Grove hosted its state representatives at a town hall meeting to discuss the overdevelopment issue stemming from affordable housing obligations.  The meeting is part of an effort by Town Council to take a proactive approach to any further development in Cedar Grove. Dozens of Cedar Grove residents came out for the meeting.   

Senator ...

Thousands Attend Livingston Vigil After Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack

LIVINGSTON, NJ – In response to the deadliest attack on Jews in United States history, more than 2,200 people from throughout northern and central New Jersey came together at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston on Sunday to mourn the deaths of 11 people who were murdered at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh a day before during Shabbat services.

As of 5 p.m. on Sunday, two ...

Essex Freeholders Consider Future of ICE Contract After Denouncing Agency's Spokesman

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 supporting other lawmakers who have called for Emilio Karim Dabul to be terminated from his position ...

Councilor Baskerville Awarded Outstanding Regional Elected Official Award

NEWARK, NJ - Montclair Councilwoman Renee Baskerville, MD, was awarded with the Outstanding Regional Elected Official Award, presented by the New Jersey Federation of Democratic Women.

On Saturday, October 13, a crowd gathered at Fernandes Steakhouse in Newark to celebrate the honorees.

Baskerville stated, "I was thrilled beyond measure after being nominated for this ...

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Mikie Sherrill Claims Decisive, Historic Win in NJ-11

November 7, 2018

First Time Candidate Built Powerful Movement for Change

Victory Brought Together Voters From Both Parties in Historically Republican District

“Now is the time for our country to come together.”

 

Parsippany, NJ -- Speaking in front of a packed house of more than 2,000 supporters, Navy veteran, federal prosecutor, mother of four, and first time candidate Mikie Sherrill ...

NJ 11th for Change Responds to Mikie Sherrill’s Victory in CD11

November 9, 2018

Montclair, NJ - “We are thrilled to congratulate Mikie Sherrill on her impressive win!

“Throughout her campaign, Mikie Sherrill has displayed the transparency, responsiveness, and accountability we demand from all of our elected representatives. After 24 years of being underrepresented, after years and years of having a representative who refused to hear our concerns, WE ...