County completes work at Belleville Park playground

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced on Friday, May 12, that construction to upgrade the playground in Essex County Belleville Park in Belleville has been completed. The project is part of the county executive’s initiative to provide modern recreation facilities throughout the Essex County Parks System. “Having safe and up-to-date […]

Leong joins Barnabas Health

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Dr. Rachelle Leong, a fellowship-trained and board-certified physician specializing in breast surgery, recently joined the medical staff of Barnabas Health Medical Group. Dr. Leong will treat patients at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville at 1 Clara Maass Drive in Belleville. Leong will provide comprehensive breast care as well as medical and […]

BHS student receives scholarship

BHS student receives scholarship

BELLEVILLE, NJ  — Scholarship recipient Victoria Bruno, of Belleville High School, above right, stands with Cecelia Polizzi, chairwoman of the Scholarship Program of the Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Each year the SECC awards three scholarship. The criteria for the scholarships are based on the students’ financial need, and the fall attendance at a […]

Essex residents recognized for efforts to strengthen the Chain of Survival

BELLEVILLE / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Thirty-six individuals and organizations in New Jersey were recently honored at the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association 2017 New Jersey American Heartsavers and Stroke Heroes Awards for their lifesaving efforts. Two Essex County residents were honored for their lifesaving efforts: Stacy Quinn from Belleville and Nerissa Aschoff […]

DiVincenzo receives Clean Communities Vision I Award

DiVincenzo receives Clean Communities Vision I Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey Clean Communities Council has awarded its “Clean Communities Vision I Award” to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. for his ongoing vision to turn ideas into accomplishments. DiVincenzo is the first-ever winner of the Vision I Award, created this year to recognize vision in open space preservation and […]

PSE&G files for gas supply rate increase this fall

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G filed June 1 for a modest increase in residential gas bills that would take effect this coming fall. If approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, this would be the first gas supply rate increase in nine years, according to a press release from the utility. While the proposed […]

County to host open house for mental health awareness

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County will host its first Mental Health Awareness Month Open House at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. The goal of the daylong event is to raise awareness about mental health, to educate the public about behaviors that increase the risk of developing mental illness and to break […]

Bloomfield Library employee honored by Literacy NJ

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Chang to be honored by Literacy NJ Belleville resident Maritza Chang will be honored for their efforts to advance adult literacy at Literacy NJ’s “Literacy for Life Conference” at Mercer County College in West Windsor on April 22. The adult learner will receive Literacy NJ’s 2017 Student Excellence Award. Literacy NJ, which […]

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. joined April 13 with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chief’s Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug Take Back Day and raise awareness about […]