Essex teens learn ‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt!’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is required by law in New Jersey. West Orange High School, Montclair High School and Technology High School […]

How Essex County residents voted this past election

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This election season in Essex County was quite eventful, with a combined 55 elections and four public questions. There were a whopping 159 candidates listed on the various county ballots. All results remain unofficial until certified by Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin. The biggest election was of course that for […]

Kidde recalls fire extinguishers with plastic handles

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall for Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles due to discharge failure and nozzle detachment. This product recall involves two styles of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and plastic push-button fire extinguishers. This recall does not include Kidde Professional or Badger branded […]

County honors Belleville resident

County honors Belleville resident

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s annual Latino Heritage Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Essex County Hall of Records in Newark. With an array of colorful flags representing 22 Latino countries as the backdrop, DiVincenzo led a spirited celebration to pay homage to the rich culture and […]

County honors residents, celebrate Italian-American Heritage Month

County honors residents, celebrate Italian-American Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — Decorated in the festive Italian colors of red, white and green, the Hall of Records lobby was a standing-room only backdrop for cultural festivities on Monday, Oct. 30, as Essex County celebrated Italian-American Heritage Month. During the cultural event, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. recognized Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia, Belleville community […]

CASA holds 2nd ‘Homeward Bound’ event in West Orange

CASA holds 2nd ‘Homeward Bound’ event in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Braving the elements in bright red T-shirts and even brighter smiles, a group of more than 100 volunteers gathered for the Homeward Bound Walk hosted by the CASA for Children of Essex County under the Clipper Pavilion of the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange on Sunday, Oct. 15. Based […]

County’s 2017 leaf collection schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Each fall, Essex County collects leaves along county roads. Residents whose properties are on county roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb. To organize leaf collection on county roads, Essex County is divided into four sectors. There will be three […]

Ciallella is named a trustee at Essex County College

Ciallella is named a trustee at Essex County College

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Ralph J. Ciallella, of Belleville, the recently retired Essex County administrator, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at Essex County College. Ciallella was county administrator for six years until his retirement earlier this year. He previously worked as deputy county administrator, and before that was deputy director of the North […]

ECPO offers domestic violence training

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will again offer a domestic violence training program this fall. Called “Sanctuary,” the program is a 100-hour training program designed to equip community residents to provide crisis intervention and outreach services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, stalking and family members of domestic […]

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