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Essex County Cuts Ties With Wells Fargo Over Foreclosure Practices

August 8, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County will no longer hold money in Wells Fargo accounts after clergy from Newark raised concerns about the bank’s aggressive foreclosure practices.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. gave a directive to transfer accounts to other banks in June, and announced today that all accounts would be withdrawn from Wells Fargo. The county had about $3.8 million in ...

Wimberly Statement on Discrimination from Jenkinson’s Boardwalk Staff

PATERSON, NJ – Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic) issued the following statement regarding discrimination from the Jenkinson’s Boardwalk staff on Friday:

“The incident involving the staff at Jenkinson’s Aquarium Gift Shop in Point Pleasant last Friday was both disgraceful and unacceptable. It will not be tolerated in New Jersey, especially when directed ...

Taking a Stand for Quality Health Care Coverage

Washington’s heated rhetoric and constant attempts to sabotage health care coverage is causing uncertainty these days for far too many families. It’s not right, so here in New Jersey we are fighting back and taking a stand for quality health care coverage.

Under Governor Phil Murphy’s leadership, New Jersey is fighting back against President Trump’s effort to undo ...

Plainfield Schools Superintendent: ‘We Have Excited Teachers’

PLAINFIELD, NJ – As teachers and staff across Plainfield get ready for the 2018-2019 school year, Interim Superintendent, Dr. Ronald Bolandi announced parts of his reorganization plan to improve student performance in the district over the next few years, putting an emphasis on training and support for teachers on intervention, data, STEM, and other programming.

“We have had an ...

Mayor Davis Warns Residents of 'Accident Scam'

BAYONNE, NJ- Mayor Jimmy Davis advised residents to be wary of scammers who are telephoning people with bogus information about alleged accidents involving family members.

“My office has received reports that scammers have telephoned Bayonne residents with the false claim that one of their family members has been involved in an accident," Davis said in a statement Thursday.

Governor Murphy Announces Tools to Spur Innovation and Growth of High-Tech Firms

PRINCETON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy today announced two important tools - the Incubator and Collaborative Workspace Rent Initiative (ICWRI) and a modernized Research and Development (R&D) tax credit -  to support new and established high-tech companies in growing the Garden State’s Innovation Economy. The Governor made the announcement during a visit to Princeton Innovation ...

Video: Wimberly on New Jersey Affordable Housing Discussion

TRENTON – Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic) issued the following statement regarding the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee’s public hearing on the issue of affordable housing in New Jersey:

            “Today’s hearing on affordable housing was a productive one. Our committee heard ...

Newark May Get a Boost From Investors with New Federal Program

NEWARK, NJ - Newark could soon see a boost in long-term investments due to federal legislation that created certain tax exemptions for private investors.

In April, the federal treasury department approved low-income Opportunity Zones in 75 municipalities throughout New Jersey that were nominated by Gov. Phil Murphy. Thirteen of those zones are designated in Newark.

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Newark Lures Amazon With $1 Billion Payroll Tax Incentive

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters here.

It’s one of two ordinances that were approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other locations vying for Amazon’s so-called HQ2.

“The City Council has brought Newark a ...

Big Plans for Small Park in Newark’s North Ward

NEWARK, NJ- An under-utilized pocket park on Mt. Prospect Avenue in Newark’s North Ward has become a symbol of what can be accomplished in neighborhoods throughout the city through effective public-private partnerships. 

The park’s supporters have big plans for the public space, located directly across the street from the busy North Ward Center, located in an historic ...

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