County breaks off contract with ICE to make room for UC prisoners

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Just one week after announcing that the Essex County Correctional Facility will begin housing detainees from Union County effective July 1, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced that the county has notified ICE to remove its detainees from the ECCF.  “We have had a very solid working relationship with […]

Essex-Hudson Greenway project expected to help sewage overflow problem

Essex-Hudson Greenway project expected to help sewage overflow problem

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex-Hudson Greenway project partners presented to the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions on April 26 about the project’s usefulness in solving infrastructure challenges for the region regarding sewage overflow.  According to a press release from the greenway partners, the proposed Essex-Hudson Greenway project will help solve severe stormwater overflow […]

Belleville Police Dept. promotes first Latina, two others

Belleville Police Dept. promotes first Latina, two others

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Barbara Bermudez was bursting with pride when she became the first Latina in the history of the Belleville Police Department to be promoted. “It’s just one more door that’s opening for all of us,” she said, after being promoted to sergeant during a ceremony at Town Hall on April 12. “It’s an […]

Belleville SAL 105 welcomes its newest — and youngest — member

Belleville SAL 105 welcomes its newest — and youngest — member

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Sons of the American Legion Squadron 105 welcomed its newest and youngest member on Tuesday, April 27: Cole Livingstone, who was less than 24 hours old at the time. Cole joins his brother, father and grandfather as members of the 105 American Legion family.  Cole, who was born Monday, April 26, is […]

Oranges & Maplewood NAACP to present 108th annual Freedom Fund Gala

Oranges & Maplewood NAACP to present 108th annual Freedom Fund Gala

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, who represents Brooklyn’s 8th Congressional District and serves as the Democratic Caucus chairperson in the U.S. House of Representatives, will deliver the keynote address at the 108th annual Oranges & Maplewood NAACP Freedom Fund Gala, held virtually this year with the theme “When We Fight We Win.” […]

Bloomfield holds informational session about proposed Essex–Hudson Greenway

Bloomfield holds informational session about proposed Essex–Hudson Greenway

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Members of the Bloomfield Township Council and Essex County Board of County Commissioners held a meeting about the proposed Essex–Hudson Greenway project on April 14, updating residents about the 9-mile park that could run through Essex and Hudson counties. The park would be built on an unused freight train rail line owned […]

Belleville Historical Society holds commemoration at Chinese monument

Belleville Historical Society holds commemoration at Chinese monument

BELLEVILLE, NJ — A traditional Chinese festival, Qingming, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day in English, was commemorated at the Chinese monument in the cemetery of the former Belleville Dutch Reformed Church, now Iglesia La Senda Antigua, on Saturday, April 17.  Fifty guests from New Jersey and New York gathered under sunny skies to remember the […]

Yoga, cherry blossoms and community come to life in Belleville

Yoga, cherry blossoms and community come to life in Belleville

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Cherry blossom–lined Mertz Avenue in Belleville was transformed into an open-air yoga studio for approximately 50 people who spent Wednesday afternoon, April 14, holding the lotus, the downward dog and other poses. The “Street Yoga Under the Cherry Blossoms” event, led by yogi Michelle Petersen of Signature Fitness, was another sign of […]

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, the Essex County Division of Community Health, and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual Drug Take Back […]

Belleville woman shows support for organ and tissue donation

Belleville woman shows support for organ and tissue donation

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Celebrated in April each year, National Donate Life Month features local, regional and national activities that encourage Americans to register as organ and tissue donors and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of donation. Kori Anderson, of Belleville, is just one of the many New Jerseyans who are […]

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