Six Essex County finalists recognized in statewide drug-prevention folder artwork contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — More than 6,000 fourth-grade students from across New Jersey participated and 30 were selected as finalists and recognized at the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey “Design a Fourth Grade Folder Contest” award ceremony on April 27. All 30 fourth-grade student finalists received medals for their creative peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention […]

Local doctor loses medical license for ‘gross malpractice’

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A North Jersey anesthesiologist, under criminal indictment for health care claims fraud, has been stripped of his medical license by the state Board of Medical Examiners for gross and repeated malpractice that includes giving unnecessary steroid injections to patients, creating fictitious patient records, and indiscriminately prescribing pain pills without medical justification, […]

200 Club presents awards to county’s finest police and firefighters

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County, founded to assist the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty and the oldest such organization of its kind, will hold its 50th anniversary Valor Awards luncheon on Thursday, May 5, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Nanina’s In The Park, 540 […]

Cancer programs announced at Clara Maass Medical Center

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Clara Maass Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, provides a complete continuum of care to residents of northern New Jersey. Upcoming programs include: • Breathe easy: high risk lung cancer screening. Call for schedule. According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United […]

Belleville Police help nab package thief

BELLEVILLE, NJ — A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing several packages that were delivered to Bloomfield residents during the past several weeks. Michael Ramos, 31, of Newark, was arrested by members of the Bloomfield Detective Bureau with the assistance of the Belleville Police Department. The package thefts were all reported in the […]

County, Art Educators of New Jersey partner to highlight the student creativity

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Art Educators of New Jersey welcomed 102 students from throughout Essex County to the Hall of Records in Newark for the Art Educators of New Jersey student art exhibit on March 28. This is the 12th consecutive year in which DiVincenzo has partnered with […]

DiVincenzo announces $4.5 million distributed through CDBG and ESG programs

DiVincenzo announces $4.5 million distributed through CDBG and ESG programs

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced on that about $4.5 million will be distributed to 16 Essex County municipalities and 39 non-profit community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program on Tuesday, March 1. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through […]

East Orange well-represented at the annual Labor Breakfast

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The honorees at the Essex County Democratic Committee’s annual Labor Breakfast, hosted on Friday, Feb. 19, at Nanina’s in the Park restaurant in Branch Brook Park in Belleville, were: Susan M. Cleary, the president of District 1199J, NUHHCE, AFSCME, AFL-CIO; Peter Growing, the council representative of Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters; Mark […]

Four appointed to Foundation Board at Clara Maass

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Four businessmen, who are civic leaders with strong ties in Essex County, were appointed to the Foundation Board of Trustees at Clara Maass Medical Center, in Belleville. According to Chairman Robert Gamba, of the Foundation at Clara Maass Medical Center, “It is a pleasure to welcome Salvatore Cocco, Daniel Geltrude, Robert Gill, […]

Belleville man is arrested for Maplewood robbery attempt

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department received a call at approximately 8:55 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, from Maplewood Middle School reporting a possible robbery involving a student, according to a Dec. 19 press release from the MPD. The victim, a 13-year-old eighth-grader, reported that he was approached by a man in the area […]