NEWARK, NJ — During Police Week ceremonies at Veterans Courthouse on May 17, Sheriff Armando Fontoura, left, presented Excellent Police Duty Awards to members of his department’s Detective Bureau for the arrest of a major narcotics distributor and for the recovery of a fully automatic machine gun and a sawed-off shotgun.
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 15th annual Essex County Open House will be Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. The carnival-like event combines games and activities to entertain and provide information to raise public awareness about the programs and services provided by […]
NEWARK, NJ — During Police Week Ceremonies at Veterans Courthouse on May 17, Sheriff Armando Fontoura, left, presented departmental Commendations to K-9 handlers, Det. Carmelo Vinci, center, and Det. Tahir Brown, right. While on duty with the United States Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, Vinci’s K-9, Chex, pictured, and Brown’s K-9, Yuma, not pictured, used their […]
NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, May 26, County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. will host a wreath laying ceremony in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park to commemorate Memorial Day. Opened in September 2009, the 2.7-acre park and the Essex County Armed Forces Memorial are dedicated to the men and women who have served as members in […]
CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Looking over some of the items collected during the Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, May 6, are, from left, Essex County Utilities Authority Executive Director Elmer Hermann, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Curtis King, a chemist with MXI from Langhorne, Pa. The spring event was […]
NEWARK, NJ — Essex County will host a free job fair on Thursday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Essex County College Gymnasium, 303 University Ave. in Newark. Register early at www.essexcountynj.org or at the event. Be sure to bring numerous copies of your resume. For more information, call 973-395-8415.
MAPLEWOOD, NJ — JFS MetroWest will offer a free screening of “The Hunting Ground” on Monday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at the Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. in Maplewood. This event is free and open to the community. “The Hunting Ground” is a piercing documentary and monumental expose of sexual assault on college […]
LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women received a $10,000 block grant from the Essex County Department of Economic Development, Training and Employment, Division of Housing and Community Development. The grant will go toward expanding the programs offered by the NCJW/Essex Center for Women, which has helped thousands of women […]
CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County will host its first Mental Health Awareness Month Open House at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. The goal of the daylong event is to raise awareness about mental health, to educate the public about behaviors that increase the risk of developing mental illness and to break […]
NEWARK, NJ — Awareness of electrical hazards is the key to reducing the number of electrically-related injuries and deaths. May is National Electric Safety Month and PSE&G takes this opportunity to remind customers of a dozen ways to avoid electrical safety hazards. Never handle electric appliances with wet hands as electricity and water don’t mix. […]