Bill by Pascrell and Menendez to Monitor Cancer in Firefighters Signed into Law

July 15, 2018

PATERSON, NJ – A law requiring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a national cancer registry for firefighters to monitor and study the relationship between career-long exposure to dangerous fumes and toxins and the incidence of cancer in firefighters so to develop better protective gear and prevention techniques has been signed into law by President Donald ...

Pharma Company Being Sued by Newark Gets $40M In State Tax Credits

NEWARK, NJ - A pharmaceutical company being sued by Newark for its alleged role in the overprescription of opioids just received a major tax break from the state of New Jersey.

The city in 2017 sued several opioid manufacturers, including Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, for alleged “deceptive” marketing strategies that led to the overprescription of opioids. In late ...

Road Paving Projects to Begin Monday in Verona

VERONA, NJ - A series of road paving projects will commence in Verona beginning Monday.  

The following streets will be impacted: Newman Avenue, Wilton Terrace, Elmwood Road, Clover Lane, Maple Terrace, Howard Street, Cliff Street, Floyd Road, Afterglow Avenue, Pease Avenue and Montrose Avenue.  Residents of those streets will be notified, if they haven't been already, and ...

Cicala and Vargo Sworn in as Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove swore in a new mayor and deputy mayor at its annual reorganization on Monday.  

Joseph Cicala was unanimously elected mayor by the council and Robbie Vargo was named Deputy Mayor.  

“We couldn’t have gotten a better person to serve on this council and we couldn’t have gotten a better mayor.  He dedicates his time to his ...

Congressman Gottheimer Announces MIRANDA's Law, In Honor of Fallen East Brook Middle School Student; Student's Father Made a Plea for Common-Sense Bus Driver Credentials

RIVER EDGE, NJ -- Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer announced the bipartisan Miranda Vargas School Bus Driver Red Flag Act – or “Miranda’s Law,” in honor of Miranda Vargas, the East Brook Middle School student killed in the tragic bus accident last month. The bus crashed when the driver, whose license had been suspended 14 times, attempted to make an illegal ...

New West Ward Health Center Slated to Open Next Year

NEWARK, NJ — City and congressional officials today stood at the site of a future health center in the West Ward to announce $1.3 million in federal funding for the facility.

The new Saint James Federally Qualified Health Center -- the second for the city -- is expected to open by early next year, said Saint James Health CEO Nicole Fields. The center will be located across from West Side ...

Hundreds Rally in Newark Against Immigration Policies

NEWARK, NJ - Hundreds marched down Broad Street today as part of nationwide protests being held  against President Donald Trump's immigration policies. 

The "Families Belong Together" protest started at city hall and was organized by immigration advocacy groups, including Make the Road NJ, New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice and Wind of the Spirit. Elected ...

Newark Mayor Shows Support for Murphy's Budget Proposal

NEWARK, NJ -- Mayor Ras Baraka today expressed support for Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget proposal over state lawmakers’ plan as a Saturday deadline -- and another possible government shutdown -- approaches.

"We believe that his budget and his ideas that he wants to push forward is what we need,” Baraka said at a city hall press conference. “We don't need ...

Dog Park Opens at Hilltop Reservation

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The new Off-Leash Dog Park in the Essex County Hilltop Reservation in North Caldwell opened on Friday, becoming the fourth dog park in Essex County parks.  

"We are happy that residents are now able to take advantage of this dog park. It's another example of the great recreation facilities that are provide by our County Executive," Verona Mayor Kevin ...

Senate Passes Pennacchio Measure to Increase Maximum State Deduction for Property Taxes to $15,000

The New Jersey Senate has approved Sen. Joe Pennacchio’s legislation to increase New Jersey’s maximum income tax deduction for property taxes to $15,000. (

“By increasing our state income tax deduction for property taxes from $10,000 to $15,000, we’re providing real property tax relief to New Jersey residents,” said Pennacchio (R-26). “This was ...

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