Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

August 15, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

Newark Needs to Be 'Invited to the Table' in Marijuana Industry, Mayor Says

NEWARK, NJ - For a panel of lawmakers and advocates at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, it wasn't a matter of if a marijuana market boom was coming to New Jersey. It was just a matter of when.

For Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, it was pivotal that people in his community, who he said have been victimized by drug laws, get to profit from that industry. He was part of an eight-member panel yesterday ...

Donations Needed for 2018 New Beginnings School Book Bag Drive

ROSELLE, NJ – Donations are needed for the New Beginnings School Book Bag Drive. You can help local children start the new school year prepared to learn by donating some essential school supplies.

The drive, sponsored by Mayor Christine Dansereau, the Walter Wimbush Scholarship Program and other local groups, hopes to fill 500 book bags for students.

Individuals, businesses, and ...

Mayors Push for Law Permitting Driver's License for Immigrants

PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Five mayors from northern and central New Jersey today called for passage of a state law permitting immigrants to get driver's licenses even if they are undocumented, saying it boosts public safety as well as the economy.

"This is important for every resident for a better life and a better life for the state of New Jersey," said Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda ...

The Borough of Roselle Swears in Four New Police Officers

ROSELLE, NJ - Four new police officers were sworn in during the regularly scheduled council meeting last week. After the Roselle police department conducted twenty-two interviews, four recruits were chosen to move onto the police academy.

Justin Diaz, Paul K. Davison Jr, Brian M. Grogroso, and Edith France stood beside Mayor Christine Dansereau and the Roselle Council for their ...

Local People with Disabilities Measure Success and Shortcomings of Americans with Disabilities Act

ELIZABETH, NJ – Local people with disabilities this month are lauding progress made since the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 28 years ago, but also point to the remaining distance between where they stand today and equal access to all sectors of the community.

Signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990, the ADA prohibits discrimination against ...

"Tired of cronyism? Yeah, us too!"

The Union County Freeholders’ decision to appoint State Senator and newly-elected Union County Democratic Chairman, Nick Scutari’s chief of staff, Ed Oatman as County Manager smelled of corruption from the start. To place a political consultant like Oatman in the role of overseeing 2,800 employees and running the day-to-day operations of the $500 million county budget suggests ...

Roselle to Hold Community Unity Peace Tour Festival

ROSELLE, NJ - The Bud Simmons Pine Street Park will be the site of the Community Unity Peace Tour Festival, an event to say No to Drugs and Violence this coming weekend.

The event is open to all residents this Saturday, July 21, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Music will be provided by local D.J’s, along with other entertainment, free hot dogs and soda, motivational speakers, display tables, ...

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