Essex County Executive DiVincenzo elected secretary of NJTPA

January 23, 2018

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. was elected Secretary of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) Board of Trustees Monday during its annual reorganization meeting.

"The NJTPA plays an important role, overseeing the investment of billions of dollars in our region's transportation infrastructure and virtually all projects are designed with safety as ...

Nutley Mayor Dr. Joseph Scarpelli confirms "I am running for reelection"

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Mayor Dr. Joseph Scarpelli confirmed that he will be running for his fourth term serving the people of Nutley. 

Dr. Scarpelli is serving his third term on the Nutley Board of Commissioners having first been elected in 2008. His term as mayor began in 2016. The lifelong Nutley resident is the third generation of his family to dedicate himself to ...

Challenges Abound for Gov. Murphy, Say Rutgers Experts

From legalizing marijuana to funding the public employee pension system, New Jersey’s incoming governor faces challenges that require investments of time, leadership and communication

Phil Murphy, who today becomes New Jersey’s 56th governor, takes the helm of a state facing numerous challenges – fiscal, infrastructure, and transportation, to name a ...

Salary changes approved at Nutley Board of Commissioners Meeting

NUTLEY, NJ - Salary ordinances were passed during the Jan. 2 Board of Commissioners public meeting. Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci was absent excused for the meeting.


Public hearings for Ordinance 3376 and 3377 were held during the meeting. Ordinance 3376 is to increase the Clerk 1 base minimum salary from $10 an hour to $35,000 a year and the base ...

Murphy, Oliver to head all-star entrepreneurial panel in Newark

NEWARK, NJ--With the hopes of growing New Jersey's economy through entrepreneurial inclusion, Gov.-elect Phil Murphy and Lt. Gov.-elect Sheila Oliver will be leading a workshop in Newark Monday.

Small business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to participate in the workshop, which will be hosted by Metropolitan Baptist Church Rev. Pastor David Jefferson, Sr. and will ...

Essex County Executive Presents Budget Proposal for 2018

NEWARK, NJ – A budget of $725.9 million that will stabilize Essex County’s financial plan and address the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions was recently presents by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.

According to DiVincenzo, layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the state’s statutory deadline of Jan. 15 ...

Nutley Commissioner Alphonse Petracco plans run for fourth term of public service

NUTLEY, NJ - Commissioner Alphonse Petracco will be running for a fourth term serving the residents of Nutley. The lifelong Nutleyite is the owner of a successful family business and is the Director of Public Safety.

Petracco is currently serving his third term as a commissioner in the Essex County township. His first four year term was in 2008. In 2012, Petracco was ...

Brendan Byrne's career forged in Newark before becoming N.J. governor

Before he became New Jersey's governor, Brendan Byrne carved his career path in his native Essex County, as county prosecutor during a tumultuous era in Newark's history. 

Tested and tempered, he was ready for his time in Trenton. 

Byrne, who died Thursday, is fondly remembered by those who watched his life, and his legacy, spring to life as a young lawman who was once ...

Nutley Board of Education Meeting to include Administration of Oath to New Members

NUTLEY, NJ - The three newly reelected members of the Nutley Board of Education will we sworn in at the January 8 meeting. The Incumbents Salvatore Ferraro, Fred Scalera, and Lisa Danchak-Martin were reelected to the board in November. 

The election took place November 7, 2017 and was certified by the Essex County Clerk's Office. Each of the three elected members will serve a ...

Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Elects New President and Vice President

NEWARK, NJ – During this week’s annual reorganization meeting of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Brendan Gill of Montclair and Wayne Richardson of Newark were was unanimously elected as board president and vice president, respectively.

Gill, who succeeds Freeholder Britnee Timberlake as president, has served as vice president since 2015. He was elected to his first ...

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