Newark, NJ Government


Newark Lies About $190 Million Railroad Investment

Newark's railway tracks are cracked and worn after nearly a century.Photo byBridget Mulroy. Newark’s Penn Station is nearly 90 years old, it was built in 1935. If anyone has traveled through Newark’s Penn Station or driven passed the tracks along McCarter Highway, you’ll have seen for yourself that the transportation hub is in severe need of a makeover.

Newark, NJ firefighter attacked at homeless highway encampment

NEWARK — A city fire captain was attacked after a fire at a homeless encampment Sunday morning. Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said firefighters responded to a fire on Riverside Avenue in an area under Route 21 around 11:05 a.m. where homeless individuals gather. The area in the North Ward is primarily industrial.

Get up to $1,200 from the state

money and envelopePhoto byPhoto by PIxabay (Pexels) If you live in New York, you'll want to know that approximately 3 million New York state homeowners started receiving property-tax rebates of up to $1,050. In New York City, households got an average of $425 back.

Dasher’s Lightshow “A Christmas Spectacular” is Open at Newark Moonlight

Dasher’s Lightshow has returned for the second year of the immersive drive-thru Christmas light show at Newark Moonlight, an outdoor entertainment venue. The light show is a partnership between Ayana and Siree Morris, owners of Newark Moonlight Cinema, and Jon Prebish from Dasher’s Lightshow. The two entities are thrilled to bring the socially distant, family-fun experience back to Newark after seeing over 15,000 cars last year.

NJ Turnpike rehab cost jumps to $10.6B

The price of a proposed project to widen the New Jersey Turnpike has more than doubled, according to new budget documents from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. They show the estimated cost to update an 8-mile stretch of the Turnpike, one of the state’s most heavily traveled highways, has risen from $4.7 billion to $10.6 billion.

Essex County Holiday House Tour This Weekend!

Celebrate the holiday season this weekend at the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour.. This year’s tour includes 11 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour includes Essex County Kip’s Castle and the Walther House at the Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.

NYCHA Tells Feds Housing Fixes Delayed Massive Shortfall Rent Collection

The New York City Housing Authority has notified federal officials that a pandemic-triggered shortfall in rent collection is threatening its ability to meet a schedule of apartment fixes mandated by a 2019 court-approved agreement, THE CITY has learned.On Tuesday, NYCHA officials told THE CITY that as of last month, more than 71,000 public housing households were in arrears to the tune of $443 million, way up from the $100 million in...

Bill bans criminal record checks, tallying NYC's vacant units, & more

Do you live next to an unoccupied apartment? The housing organization Open New York wants to crowdsource information to get a clearer picture (City Limits) New York City landlords could be banned from getting criminal background checks on prospective tenants under a proposed new City Council bill (abc7) An investigation...