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Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose Announces Retirement After 34 Years of Service

January 27, 2021

NEWARK, NJ —Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose will retire as of March 31, 2021, after serving the city for 34 years, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today.

Tapped by Baraka in 2016 as Newark’s first Public Safety Director, Ambrose’s exit from the role in March leaves behind a longstanding legacy in the city as well as Essex County. 

As a ...

Foods That Make You Feel Good When You’re Craving New Jersey Classics

January 23, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Disco fries, deep-fried Italian hot dogs, cheesy breakfast sandwiches — New Jersey restaurants are home to foods we crave, even if they’re not the best choices for our bodies on a daily basis.

We wondered, when it comes nutrition, can you have your cheesecake and eat it, too?

Michele Smith, licensed mental health counselor, certified intuitive eating counselor ...

OPINION: The Essex County Board of County Commissioners: Proud of our Past and Optimistic on our Future

January 27, 2021

As we move forward under the leadership of our new President Joe Biden, I feel a palpable sense of optimism with respect to the direction of our country. While leading a nation has challenges on a larger scale than leading a county, I feel the same sense of optimism for Essex County as our legislative body - the Essex County Board of Commissioners - transitions to the leadership of ...

Inauguration of President Joe Biden: Report from Washington D.C. with Photojournalist Julian Leshay

January 20, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with independent photojournalist Julian Leshay, live from Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day about his experiences in the nation’s capital as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris became the next president and vice president.

Leshay spoke to Brodeur via Zoom as he photographed images from the historic day at “one of the closest ...