The Borough of East Newark utilized AlphaDog Solutions to upgrade their municipal website for a more streamlined way to communicate with residents online.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“We wanted a clear way of communicating the borough’s services, showcasing all that is
available to our residents. Our old website was very outdated. It wasn’t clear what programs were available to our seniors; our calendar of meetings and agendas were
often unclear,” Mayor Dina Grilo said in a statement.
“This new website is very user friendly and it has a clean look with all the information that our residents should be able to access.”
The site was overhauled by AlphaDog, of Belleville, specializes in creating websites for governmental entities, with clients from 19 municipalities – including Bayonne, North Bergen, Guttenberg, and Union City – two county offices, the State Policemen’s Benevolent Association.
The new site now offers brief biographies of Grilo and the borough council members, a calendar of events, a tab to contact the borough’s various departments and a gallery where photos of borough events are highlighted – along with a tab listing licensing, building and various other municipal codes.
There is also a tab that includes updates related to COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts, as well as any other efforts related to the current public health emergency.
“COVID-19 showed us that we needed a much better website to communicate with our
residents … The website was a much-needed investment to the borough’s information infrastructure. AlphaDog did a great job fulfilling our vision: creating the clean, concise, accessible website that East Newark residents need,” Grilo added.