Women Need Better Treatment Behind Bars, Lawmakers Say

April 25, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Middlesex County Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a roundtable discussion Monday with criminal justice reform advocates and formally incarcerated women to discuss legislation Lopez and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle are introducing, modeled after legislation Booker introduced in the Senate, to reform the way women are treated behind ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Proposed NJTransit Funding Increase

Newark, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday spread a message of hope regarding future improvements to NJTransit services and infrastructure due to a proposed $242 million increase in funding for NJTransit for the 2019 fiscal year. 

At a press conference held at NJTransit’s Central Maintenance Facility on Doremus Avenue in Newark, Murphy, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and other ...

Bateman Bill, “ Bijou’s Law”, to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons. .

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said Bateman.

Essex County Freeholders Approve Speed Limit Reduction on Grove Street in Montclair


NEWARK, NJ – During its Wednesday, April 11, 2018, meeting at the Hall of Records, the Essex County
Board of Chosen Freeholders in a unanimous vote approved a Resolution consenting to the reduction of
the speed limit for the entire length of Grove Street in Montclair.

This Resolution coincides with Montclair’s recently adopted Ordinance passed November 13, 2017, ...

Governor Murphy and Lt. Gov. Oliver to Visit Montclair for Roundtable with Local Officials

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy has announced that he and Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver will be making a stop in Montclair on Thursday afternoon to discuss Main Street NJ and neighborhood preservation with local officials. This is part of his statewide roundtable discussions with leaders. 

This discussion will be live-streamed on the Governor's official YouTube ...

Essex County Mayors and Businesses Discuss State Issues at 'Meet the Mayors' Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The eighth annual Meet the Mayors event at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston on Saturday morning saw a wide cross-section of mayors from throughout Essex County, business leaders from across the same communities and residents looking to hear from this year’s panelists.

In addition to a panel discussion—featuring guest speakers Sheila Oliver, Lt. Governor; ...

8th Annual Meet the Mayors: to Highlight Essex County Mayors and Business Leaders, Apr. 7

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A panel of corporate and government leaders as well as the mayors of several Essex County towns will come together at the eighth annual “Meet the Mayors” event at its new location, the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, on April 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., to discuss major issues affecting the state.

Featuring guest speakers Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, PSE&G ...

PSE&G and Montclair First Responders Conduct Gas Emergency Drill; First of Seven Planned

MONTCLAIR, NJ - In event of a gas emergency, Montclair officials should be well-prepared.

PSE&G and Montclair first responders conducted a collaborated gas emergency response exercise on Gates Avenue on Monday morning.  

PSE&G staff, including PSE&G Senior Director of gas field operations Joe Martillotti, Montclair Police, Montclair Fire ...

Township of Montclair: PSE&G Gas Leak Drill to be Conducted, March 26

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Township of Montclair has announced that PSE&G will be conducting a drill simulating a gas leak from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 26, in the area of 118 Gates Avenue.

They state the following: 

"The purpose of the drill is to practice a coordinated response with the police, fire and EMS departments.

PSE&G performs gas leak ...

Councilor Hurlock to Host Community Meeting, Mar. 22

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Township of Montclair has announced that First Ward Councilor William Hurlock will hold a community meeting Thursday, March 22 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Bellevue Avenue Branch of the Montclair Public Library, 185 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair.

The meeting is open to everyone and will focus on current issues and concerns of the Montclair ...

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Montclair Shred-fest, April 28

April 24, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair residents doing some spring cleaning can celebrate Earth Day 2018, and enjoy the peace of mind from seeing their confidential documents securely shredded, while saving money and boosting recycling.

The annual “Montclair Shred-Fest!” will be held on Saturday, April 28, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Community Services Yard, 219 North Fullerton ...