Orange, East Orange prepare for Winter Storm Stella

ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ — The threat of a nor’easter, Winter Storm Stella, that was expected to dump between 10 and 18 inches of snow on New Jersey had officials in Orange and East Orange scrambling to make last-minute preparations for snow removal, street plowing and salting, and other essential emergency services. “Due to inclement weather […]

Mayor says Irvington was ready for Winter Storm Stella

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss said the township was ready to take on the nor’easter Winter Storm Stella on Monday, March 13, as it was set to hit the Tri-State area early Tuesday morning, March 14, and dump between 10 and 20 inches of snow. “We’re preparing throughout the day and evening and we’ll […]

Communities respond to anti-Semitism

Religious and government leaders take a firm stand following hateful graffiti, JCC bomb threat

Communities respond to anti-Semitism

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE, NJ — Things have certainly been tense in America in the last few months, with organizations like the ACLU showing a marked increase in anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and racist incidents. Unfortunately, Essex County has also experienced some of this hatred. Residents and officials in Essex County were disheartened during […]

County honors Murphy, Durkin and O’Hara Roth

County honors Murphy, Durkin and O’Hara Roth

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County hosted its 13th annual Irish Heritage Celebration on Wednesday, March 8. During the afternoon ceremony, County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. recognized Mary K. Murphy, executive director of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, as the 2017 Essex County Irishwoman of the Year and Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin as […]

Rehabilitation of Lyons Avenue Bridge to begin on March 13

IRVINGTON, NJ — A project to reconstruct the Lyons Avenue Bridge in Irvington is set to start. During the three-month construction project, which starts on Monday, March 13, Lyons Avenue between Lincoln Place and Union Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. A temporary bridge will be installed for pedestrians to cross the construction area. […]

Deer management program culls 89 animals from reservations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently announced that 89 deer and 56 unborn deer were removed from South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation during the 2017 deer management program. The program, which was held on six days between Jan. 17 and Feb. 14, is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number […]

DiVincenzo gives State of the County Address

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 14th annual State of the County Address on Monday, Feb. 27, in the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. The multimedia presentation outlined county achievements and improvement projects completed in 2016, highlighted the services and programs offered by Essex County and announced […]

Irvington mayor receives leadership award at heritage celebration

Irvington mayor receives leadership award at heritage celebration

IRVINGTON, NJ — The 14th annual African-American History Month Celebration was hosted on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Essex County Hall of Records. During the ceremony, County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented the annual Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award to the Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and the Coretta Scott King […]

Sea Turtle Recovery Center opens at TBZ

Sea Turtle Recovery Center opens at TBZ

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Prudential Sea Turtle Recovery Center at Turtle Back Zoo officially opened Friday, Feb. 10. Essex County partnered with nonprofit Sea Turtle Recovery to operate the facility, which will nurse cold-stunned or injured turtles back to health so they can be released back into the ocean. Looking at sea turtles in […]

Two towns receive nearly $290K of federal grant funds

Two towns receive nearly $290K of federal grant funds

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Thanks to the Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant programs, 13 Essex County municipalities and 36 nonprofit community organizations will receive approximately $5 million. On Feb. 8, the county announced the grant winners; the CDBG and ESG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

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