ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation are jointly sponsoring a one-day guy buyback on Saturday, March 30. Anyone can anonymously turn in up to three guns, no questions asked. The gun buyback will be held in Bethany Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 275 W. Market St. in Newark. […]

2019 county budget to allocate funds to legal services for ICE detainees

2019 county budget to allocate funds to legal services for ICE detainees

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced that the 2019 Essex County budget will include an allocation of $750,000 to create a Legal Services Fund to provide representation to ICE detainees at the Essex County Correctional Facility. “We are pleased to join with the […]

Meet the Mayors of Essex County on April 6

Meet the Mayors of Essex County on April 6

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The ninth annual Essex County Meet the Mayors event will be Saturday, April 6, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave. in West Orange. Guest speakers Sen. Stephen Sweeney and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick will discuss important issues affecting New Jersey. Also, a hot breakfast will be […]

Restructuring of U.S. Attorney’s Office leads to significant results in first year

Restructuring of U.S. Attorney’s Office leads to significant results in first year

NEWARK, NJ — One year after U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito reorganized the structure of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, overall criminal prosecutions have increased 51 percent, including a 65-percent jump in violent crime prosecutions, a 39-percent jump in narcotics-related prosecutions and a 15-percent jump in white collar crime prosecutions, according […]

Essex Republican women to honor Chris Christie

Essex Republican women to honor Chris Christie

MONTCLAIR, NJ — For his strong support of the U.S. Bill of Rights’ 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms, New Jersey’s 55th governor, Christopher J. Christie, will be presented with the 2nd Amendment Award at the Lincoln Day Dinner, to be held jointly between Montclair Republicans and the Essex County NJ Republican Women on […]

DiVincenzo presents 16th annual State of the County Address

DiVincenzo presents 16th annual State of the County Address

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 16th annual State of the County Address on Monday, Feb. 25, in the Essex County Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology in Newark. The multimedia presentation outlined county achievements and improvement projects completed in 2018, highlighted the services and programs offered by Essex […]

Former coach admits sexual assault

Former coach admits sexual assault

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Feb. 21 that Kevin L. Jimenez, 30, of Belleville, has pleaded guilty to second degree sexual assault before Superior Court Judge Sheila A. Venable. In entering his guilty plea, Jimenez admitted that while working as coach for a youth basketball team, he touched […]

County recognizes ‘Essex Five’ for Black History Month

County recognizes ‘Essex Five’ for Black History Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, Feb. 15, at the county’s 16th annual Black History Month celebration, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards to the NAACP Chapters in Essex County — Oranges-Maplewood, Newark, Montclair and Irvington — and the Urban League of Essex County. Known as […]

County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With 88,397 visitors, the 12th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo collected more than 13.5 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys for those in need. “It is humbling to see the large number of items dropped off at the Holiday Lights Spectacular to assist the less […]

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