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Newark Councilwoman Launches Bid to Become First Female Mayor

January 17, 2018

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins began her campaign to become the first female mayor of New Jersey's largest city, attacking the record and character of Mayor Ras Baraka.

Chaneyfield Jenkins also framed her run within the struggle of women in Newark and across America to assert themselves as part the growing movement against sexual assault ...

Local Officials Host Essex County Riker Hill Art Park Open Forum

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston and Essex County officials were enthusiastic about the outcome of a productive public forum held on Thursday at Livingston Town Hall to gather residents’ input regarding the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP).

As mayor in 2016, current deputy mayor Al Anthony worked hard to receive a commitment from Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo ...

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 ...

Developing Story: Pedestrian Fatally Struck by NJ Transit Bus in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ — A pedestrian was struck by a New Jersey Transit bus at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Centre Street at approximately 8:25 p.m. on Thursday.

The Nutley Police Department, Nutley Fire Department and the Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad responded to the scene. An 8:40 p.m. follow-up report from the Breaking News ...

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo Welcomes 907,522 Visitors in 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo finished 2017 with an all-time record attendance of 907,522, marking the first time that attendance has eclipsed the 900,000 mark. It was also the 13th-consecutive year that a new annual attendance record was established.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. was proud to announce the many improvements recently made to the ...

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 ...

Montclair Township Designated Among Top 30 Safest College Towns

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair has been designated as one of the 30 safest college towns in the nation, according to a recently published report.

SafeWise, a company that provides security brand comparisons and community safety reports, recently named Montclair as one of the 30 safest college towns in the country, ranking 26th.

SafeWise safety experts analyzed the FBI's most recent crime ...

Turtle Back Zoo Breaks Attendance Record with 900,000 Visitors

WEST ORANGE, NJ – With only four days left in 2017, the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo broke its annual attendance record on Wednesday as the Owens/Kusik Family became the 900,000th visitors.

Pictured above, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., welcomes Joseph Kusik, Alanah Williams and Ikea Owens of East Orange as they visit the Holiday Lights Spectacular shortly after 6 p.m.

Public Reacts to Disappearance of Artwork at Livingston's Porto by Antonio

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Diners heading to dinner at Livingston’s Porto by Antonio over the weekend were taken aback when they saw that the mural on the rear wall of the building (located at 471 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Route 10) had been painted over in white.

Fans of the artwork took to Facebook and other outlets to express their concerns when they learned that the ...

Montclair Business Logo Sparks Outrage and Dialogue on Sexualization

MONTCLAIR, NJ — "Sleazy and Tasteless" are just a few of the words Montclair residents have used to describe the logo of the newest Montclair ice cream shop. 

Dairy Air Ice Cream Co., located at 521 Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair, has recently come under fire since Nutley resident Amy Tingle posted her thoughts on her personal Facebook page.

Tingle ...

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