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Opioid Crisis in Essex County: Experts Explain the Epidemic

In 2017, there were 72,000 deaths due to overdoses - more than the number of soldiers who died during the entire Vietnam War.

New Café 23 Skiddoo a Welcome Addition to Bloomfield’s Watsessing Heights

A new cafe, 23 Skiddoo, which officially opened on June 25, has breathed new life into a small strip of storefronts about a block from Watsessing Park on Carteret Street, embedded in the residential...

Plan for Armed Guards in Bloomfield Elementary Schools Causes Controversy

A recently-formed group, Bloomfield Parents for Sensible Safety, came together after learning of the proposed  placement of nine armed guards (Class III police officers) at the entrances to the township's elementary schools, to be...

Montclair Zoning Board of Adjustment Approves Conversion of Doctor’s Office to 3-Unit Condo

The Montclair Zoning Board approved an application to convert an existing combination office/residential building to three condominium units at 21 Plymouth Street on April 11. The building, which is in an R1 residential zone, was...

Montclair Planning Board Moves Land Use Recommendations Forward, Hears More on Lackawanna Plaza

The Montclair Planning Board agreed to refer a majority of their recommendations for changes in the zoning and land use regulations to the Township Council, and also heard continued testimony regarding the proposed redevelopment...

Rich Rockwell to Fill Vacant At-Large Seat on Bloomfield Council

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia announced on Wednesday that Rich Rockwell has been selected to fill out the term of former Councilman-at-Large, Carlos Pomares, who vacated the seat due to his election to the Essex...

Montclair Planning Board Recommends New Zone for Claremont Avenue Properties After Plofker Request

Plofker wanted rezoning to allow for medical office space.

Bloomfield Council Increases Westinghouse Area for Planning Board Redevelopment Assessment

The former Westinghouse plant was used during World War II as part of the Manhattan project.

Bloomfield to Dissolve Parking Authority

As part of the transfer, the township will assume the Parking Authority's bond debt of $18,250,000

Candlelight Vigil in Brookdale Park Held in Solidarity with Charlottesville

A candlelight vigil was held in Brookdale Park Sunday night to "gather for peace and solidarity with Charlottesville." The event, hosted by NJ 11th for Change, drew an estimated crowd of 400-500 people, many accompanied...

Montclair Planning Board Hears More About Diva Lounge Site, Finalizes Resolution on Lackawanna

Revised plans changed the scope of Diva Lounge project, reducing parking variance required.

Bloomfield Council Adopts 2017 Budget, Hires Planning Director

Resolution adopting the $80m budget was passed unanimously.

Montclair Affordable Housing Forum Offers Help to Residents

The future of affordable housing in Montclair.

Bloomfield Council Unveils $80m Budget for 2017

Public hearing and adoption of budget will take place on April 24, 2017.

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