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Former President Obama to visit Newark to campaign for Murphy

October 17, 2017

Former U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to roll into downtown Newark on Thursday to campaign for the Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy as the battle to run New Jersey heats up in the race's final weeks. 

Obama's appearance in New Jersey's largest city less than three weeks before the Nov. 7 election on behalf of Murphy is ...

Christie, Booker, and Baraka show strong support for Newark to be next Amazon HQ

A bipartisan trinity of New Jersey politico firepower assembled in downtown Newark to shoot the first salvo needed to score a major economic triumph for New Jersey's largest city: the construction in Newark of the new corporate headquarters for Amazon, the world's largest online retailer.  

All three of the prime politicians in place inside Rutgers Business School on ...

'Strut Your Mutt' Canine Costume Parade Announced by Essex County Executive DiVincenzo

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites Essex County dog owners to display their creativity and participate in Strut Your Mutt, Essex County’s Annual Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest. This year, two parades have been scheduled. Participation is free. The costume parades and contests will be held as follows:

Morning ...

Montclair Township Receives $142K for Microgrid Exploration

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Will Montclair Township get Microgrids? A grant award of $142,480 will explore the possibilities.

On Wednesday, Richard S. Mroz, President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and Joseph Lake. Fiordaliso, BPU Commissioner were joined by Montclair Sustainability Officer Gray Russell, Montclair Councilor-at-Large Robert Russo, and Acting Township Manager Timothy ...

Essex County Announces Leaf Collection Schedule for County Roads

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced Essex County’s 2017 Leaf Collection Schedule for County Roads. Residents whose properties are on County Roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb.

To organize leaf collection on County roads, Essex County is divided into four sectors. There ...

Bloomfield Responds with a Convoy of Relief Supplies for Puerto Rico

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield put out the call for relief supplies for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the community responded with a convoy of aid. Members of the Bloomfield Police and Fire Departments loaded the items into police vehicles that took them to Newark, from there they were flown to Puerto Rico. 

Lt. Naomi Zepeda and Diana Abiles, Secretary to the Mayor and Town ...

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia Joins Groundbreaking Coalition of 134 Mayors to Launch 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- At 10:10 a.m. on October 10, Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia joined The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute in launching an historic “10-minute walk” parks advocacy campaign, establishing the ambitious goal that all Americans, and all residents of Bloomfield should live within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a ...

Newark's Puerto Rican community rises up for post-Hurricane Maria relief effort

A combination of hard-core effort, empathy for the suffering of family and friends, and fiery outrage over the progress of federal relief efforts fueled a two-day weekend relief drive by Newark's Puerto Rican community to provide help for their beleaguered homeland that was torn apart by Hurricane Maria. 

There were two separate relief donation drives, one held on Saturday, one held ...

Photo of the Day: $2 Million in Upgrades Coming to Verona Park

Playground and Tennis Courts to be Modernized; 52-Space Parking Area to be Created

Verona, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (center) announced that two projects totaling $2 million will be undertaken to modernize the playground and tennis courts and create additional parking in Essex County Verona Park on Wednesday, October 4. Providing up-do-date ...

State Seizes Shenanigans Toys in Maplewood for Unpaid Taxes

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The closing of Shenanigans Toys in Maplewood Village, announced this week on Facebook by owner Erin Lundstrom, appears to have been forced at least in part due to unpaid state taxes.

Lundstrom issued a notice on the store’s Facebook page on Thursday that the doors had closed, stating:

Dearest Maplewood,
It is with great sadness that I have played with ...

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