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HUD Secretary Visits Newark, Determined to Increase Vaccine Response

May 6, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Less than a quarter of Newark residents are fully vaccinated, however, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge said the Biden-Harris administration is determined to raise those numbers.

Joined by local health professionals and area officials, Fudge visited Wynona Lipman Gardens on Thursday to attend a mobile pop-up clinic hosted by ...

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Newark Zoning Board Rules Ironbound Activists' Appeal of Aries Application Was Timely 

June 11, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Zoning Board on Thursday ruled that a challenge on an application calling for the construction of an industrial facility in the Ironbound was timely in its appeal, which local environmental activists are claiming as a small victory in an ongoing battle with the applicant. 

The ruling comes after a group of community activists, Ironbound Community Corporation, ...

Friends, Family and Colleagues on Hand for Ceremonial Street Renaming for Risoli

June 10, 2021

BELLEVILLE, NJ – Dozens of neighbors lined Lake Street in this close-knit Silver Lake neighborhood on Saturday to honor a local kid who grew up to forge a decades-long career as a public servant in Belleville and Essex County.

The ceremonial renaming of the street to Angelo C. Risoli Way was a way to thank the late Belleville First Ward Councilman and Deputy Mayor for his tireless ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

June 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

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Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

June 9, 2021

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended across ...

Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 9, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...