Bloomfield Town Hall to Bring Opioid Crisis to the Forefront in Essex County 

May 18, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Essex County residents are invited to be a part of the discussion on the opioid epidemic ravaging New Jersey and the nation at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall hosted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

The Town Hall will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 at the Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., ...

Who Let The Dogs Out: North Caldwell Breaks Ground On New Dog Park

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - It was a true testament to "governments working together" as representatives from Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, North Caldwell Mayor Joseph Alessi, members of the township council and government officials from Essex County municipalities joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Chief of Staff Philip ...

Women need better treatment behind bars, lawmakers say

NEWARK, NJ - Middlesex County Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a roundtable discussion Monday with criminal justice reform advocates and formally incarcerated women to discuss legislation Lopez and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle are introducing, modeled after legislation Booker introduced in the Senate, to reform the way women are treated behind ...

Registered to Vote--Whether You Like it or Not--Now Law in NJ

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation to automatically register and update voter registration for those applying for a driver’s license, examination permit, probationary driver’s license or non-driver identification card, dubbed "Motor Voter", is now law.

The bill, which Gov. Phil Murphy signed Tuesday, was sponsored by Assembly Democrats Speaker Craig Coughlin, Gary ...

New Route 46 East, Clove Road Ramps Opened Sunday

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced that the new ramps between Route 46 eastbound and Clove Road will open on Sunday, April 15.

Existing ramps from Route 46 east to Clove Road and the Clove Road ramp onto Route 46 east were reconstructed and will be permanently closed. Temporary detours will be in place this weekend until the new ramps open on ...

Bateman Bill, “ Bijou’s Law”, to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons. 

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said Bateman.

Essex County Freeholders Approve Speed Limit Reduction on Grove Street in Montclair

NEWARK, NJ – During its Wednesday, April 11, 2018, meeting at the Hall of Records, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders in a unanimous vote approved a Resolution consenting to the reduction of  the speed limit for the entire length of Grove Street in Montclair.

This Resolution coincides with Montclair’s recently adopted Ordinance passed November 13, 2017, reducing ...

Essex County Mayors and Businesses Collaborate on State Issues at Meet the Mayors Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The eighth annual Meet the Mayors event at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston on Saturday morning saw a wide cross-section of mayors from throughout Essex County, business leaders from across the same communities and residents looking to hear from this year’s panelists.

In addition to a panel discussion—featuring guest speakers Sheila Oliver, Lt. Governor; ...

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Grimaldi's to appear before Planning Board

May 14, 2018

Grimaldi's Verona will appear before the Verona Planning Board on May 24,2018 at 7:30PM at the Verona Community Center located at 880 Bloomfield Avenue Verona NJ to discuss the addition fo outdoor seating to their establishment. They are a family friendly restaurant located at 636 Bloomfield Ave in Verona New Jersey. The plan includes the addition of some tables and chairs as well as a ...