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Pedestrian Safety Improvements Come to Park, Mount Prospect Avenues

May 25, 2022

NEWARK, NJ – New traffic signal equipment was installed Wednesday at the intersection of Park and Mount Prospect avenues in Newark through a multi-million dollar initiative by Essex County officials to make the city's heavily trafficked corridors safer for pedestrians and motorists.

The improvements are part of a $6 million project to upgrade nine intersections along ...

Newark City Council Will Vote On $18M Tax Exemption For Former Bears Stadium Site Developer

NEWARK, NJ — An ordinance granting an $18 million tax exemption to the developer heading the massive redevelopment project of the former Newark Bears Stadium site downtown will come before the City Council for a vote to adopt at its next meeting.

The City Council on Tuesday voted in favor to advance and adopt the ordinance on first reading, which could grant the tax exemption to the ...

In Newark, HUD Secretary Touts Biden Admin’s Plan to Expand Quality Housing, Homeownership

NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge was pithy in her message to area officials during her visit to Newark on Monday to not let a windfall of federal dollars aimed to expand housing opportunities go by the wayside.

“The money’s there, but it’s not going to be there for a long time because Congress is already ...

Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

New Rutgers-Newark Housing Report Finds Alarming Increase in Corporations Buying Newark Homes

NEWARK, NJ — During the past three years Newark resident Deborah Smith-Gregory has been bombarded with daily phone calls urging her to sell her home.

“It’s been calling at all times of the day and night - both cellphone and landline. They say, ‘Are you interested in selling your property? We’ve been looking at your home, and we can offer you ...

Newark City Council Calls On Mayor to Prohibit Police Use of Marijuana

NEWARK, NJ — Recreational marijuana sales commenced Thursday in New Jersey, but Newark officials are taking a bold stance against allowing the city’s police force to use marijuana off-the-clock.

The City Council passed a resolution Wednesday calling on Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to issue an order prohibiting Newark police officers from using marijuana while off-duty. The resolution, ...

Essex County Municipal Clerks Celebrated at Annual Conference

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Essex County Municipal Clerks were in full force attending the Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey’s 2022 (MCANJ), Education Conference in Atlantic City. Est Orange's own, Kim Lemmon is the Treasurer for the Association. 

“What made this Conference so special for the Essex County Clerks” said Association President Jennifer Kiernan, ...

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New Jersey First Responders Call on FTC to Approve RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s Healthcare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Jersey’s largest union representing firefighters and EMS workers is urging the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), to approve the transaction between Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) that will lead to the creation of New Jersey’s first premier academic medical ...

Middlesex County Commissioner Director Rios Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios expressed his support for the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“I support the partnership of RWJBH and Saint Peter’s ...

How AAPI Heritage Month Taught Me to Ask More of Myself

This week marks the last days of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The commemoration that began as a “heritage week” was first championed in the 1970s by a Congressional staffer named Jeanie Jew, and signed into law by Jimmy Carter in 1979. Nearly 15 years later, Congress finally expanded the week into a recurring month—one that presidents wouldn’t have ...

Join JESPY House for Exciting ‘Battle of the Chefs’ Fundraiser

May 25, 2022

SOUTH ORANGE – An evening of food, fun, and support will be on the menu on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange, NJ as JESPY holds its annual fundraising event – which this year is titled Battle of the Chefs: A Benefit for JESPY House.

Starting at 6pm, the event will raise essential funds to support JESPY clients, while honoring The ...

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New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

May 26, 2022

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...