County recognizes distinguished senior citizens

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the county’s annual Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, May 10, in the Essex County Robert O’Toole Building in Cedar Grove Park. May is recognized as National Older Americans Month. During the ceremony, DiVincenzo presented […]

P.O.P. demands investigation into deaths of the ‘Jersey 4’

NEWARK, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress, a local grassroots activist group, held its 67th consecutive Justice Monday protest outside the Peter Rodino Federal Building on Broad Street in downtown Newark on Monday, May 8, to convince the next U.S. attorney in New Jersey to open civil rights investigations into “The Jersey Four.” P.O.P. […]

Essex County hosts free job fair

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 or at the event. Be sure to bring numerous copies of your resume. For more information, call 973-395-8415.

VHS alum Wyclef Jean inducted into New Jersey Hall Of Fame

VHS alum Wyclef Jean inducted into New Jersey Hall Of Fame

Multi-talented musician/actor and Vailsburg High School graduate Wyclef Jean was inducted into the New Jersey Hall Of Fame during a lavish red carpet ceremony that took place along the historic Asbury Park Boardwalk on May 7. The Haitian-born entertainer first achieved global success as a member of the acclaimed New Jersey-based hip-hop group The Fugees. He has won three Grammy […]

County to host open house for mental health awareness

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 […]

PSE&G offers electricity safety tips

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. […]

NJ Transit enrolls largest class to join police department

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit Police Department will soon enroll its largest class of police recruits to the Mercer County Police Academy. The 25 new recruits will boost the department’s ranks to conduct additional security and counterterrorism operations throughout the NJ Transit system. The recruits are in the midst of their three-week pre-academy training […]

Freeholders recognize exceptional youths

Freeholders recognize exceptional youths

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its annual “Essex County Celebrates Youth” program Wednesday, April 19, at the Hall of Records in Newark. This event is held each year to acknowledge and encourage outstanding young people throughout the county who have accomplished and contributed so much at a young age. […]