Murphy administration announces $161 million in grants to 543 municipalities

Murphy administration announces $161 million in grants to 543 municipalities

TRENTON, NJ — On Nov. 18, Gov. Phil Murphy announced $161.25 million in municipal aid grants, with 543 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, demonstrating the Department of Transportation’s commitment to communities. The competitive municipal aid grant program attracted 635 applications from 549 different municipalities […]

Hendricks Field Golf Course to see improvements

Hendricks Field Golf Course to see improvements

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced in November the start of a project to modernize playing conditions at Hendricks Field Golf Course and to create a practice facility for The First Tee program at the Belleville golf course. “When we established a partnership with The First Tee 14 years ago, the […]

Essex County to receive $26.4M NJTPA grant for safety improvements

Essex County to receive $26.4M NJTPA grant for safety improvements

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will receive $26.4 million in federal grants from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority to make safety improvements at 39 intersections throughout Essex County. The projects include extending curbs and installing refuge islands, where feasible, to shorten crossing distances for pedestrians; and the installation of leading pedestrian interval signals, […]

County announces $2M grant program to help mortgage-payers

County announces $2M grant program to help mortgage-payers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County is allocating $2 million for a grant program to help residential property owners from Essex County who have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus and are behind on their mortgage payments. Applications for the Essex County Coronavirus Mortgage Assistance Program are now available at https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/essexcountynj/Participant. Grants will be awarded […]

County announces rent aid program for small businesses, nonprofits

County announces rent aid program for small businesses, nonprofits

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County is allocating $9 million to create the Essex County Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant. This grant funding is designed to help small businesses and nonprofit agencies in Essex County that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic pay their rents. Essex County businesses and nonprofit agencies can […]

County cancels 2020 Holiday Lights Spectacular due to COVID

County cancels 2020 Holiday Lights Spectacular due to COVID

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. has announced that the 2020 Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo has been canceled because of the coronavirus. “Because of the pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Holiday Lights Spectacular,” DiVincenzo said. “The lights show has become […]

Clara Maass Medical Center Auxiliary marks its 75th anniversary

Clara Maass Medical Center Auxiliary marks its 75th anniversary

BELLEVILLE, NJ — In lieu of an in-person gathering, a drive-by celebration was held on Oct. 27 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Clara Maass Medical Center Auxiliary. As members of the auxiliary drove up individually to the front entrance of the medical center, they were greeted by waves, cheers and well wishes from […]

Winners announced for Essex County canine Halloween costume contests

Winners announced for Essex County canine Halloween costume contests

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. welcomed dog owners and their pets to the annual Essex County Strut Your Mutt canine costume parades and contests at Brookdale Dog Park in Bloomfield/Montclair and Branch Brook Dog Park in Newark on Saturday, Oct, 24, and at Grover Cleveland Park in Caldwell/Essex Fells on […]

Nutley and Belleville celebrate Columbus Day

Nutley and Belleville celebrate Columbus Day

NUTLEY / BELLEVILLE, NJ — Unable to hold their annual joint parade because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Nutley and Belleville instead both held ceremonies in honor of Columbus Day on Oct. 11. Featuring speakers from the parade committee and from the Nutley and Belleville chapters of UNICO, the Italian American service organization, officials defended […]

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