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Government/Politics

Proposed New Jersey law would let 16-year-olds vote in school elections

Montclair election results: Council, mayor (see local updates)

See Belleville, Nutley 2024 election results

Orange 2024 election: See results for mayor, council

Irvington election results: See counts for 2024 municipal election

Velez announces election victory in Belleville: “Youngest city councilor ever”

New monument honors Sheila Oliver in Essex County

Property taxes in Nutley will rise under the new school budget

The Essex County city will pay $1.25 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit involving the CFO

Fighting crime by improving mental health care in prisons: Rep. Sherrill

Montclair City Council presents budget and discusses PILOTs

“Carballo paves way as West Orange’s first female city engineer.”

Black community will be the focus of the Essex County Senate Candidates Forum

Advocates say access to public records in New Jersey will soon take a nosedive

More news in Essex County and New Jersey

Attempt to unionize Apple Store at Short Hills Mall fails: reports

Theater community mourns loss of New Jersey man fatally struck by train

Essex County hardware store is closing after more than a century

The Black thought of “The Roots” inspires students at Rutgers-Newark

Milestone class of New Jersey firefighters has connection to Fallen Hero

$20 million low-income senior housing rehab project planned in Essex County

In Livingston: Pride Picnic celebrates the LGBTQ+ community

NJ Bookstore is hosting a month-long tribute to Malcolm X

East Orange takes over management of the home care assistant vocational training program

Caldwell Church Welcomes New Senior Pastor

Livingston's Chinese community unites at a civic awareness event

Graduation season is here. Do not destroy power lines with balloons or drones

Bear sighting in the oranges; Schools cancel outdoor activities

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