County makes $474K available to assist nonprofit agencies

County makes $474K available to assist nonprofit agencies

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has announced that $474,450 in COVID-19 assistance grant funding is being made available to nonprofit agencies. The program is aimed to support nonprofit agencies and the services they provide to assist clients who were negatively impacted during the pandemic. The deadline to apply for the first round of funding […]

Winners announced for Essex County Senior Citizens Legacies Writing Contest

Winners announced for Essex County Senior Citizens Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced the four winners and four honorable mention recipients of the 2021 Essex County Senior Citizen Legacies Writing Contest in a July 1 press release. Normally announced in May during Older Americans Month, the awards were delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. “Listening to […]

Newark church becomes 100th organization to endorse greenway project

Newark church becomes 100th organization to endorse greenway project

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Open Space Institute, along with the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition and September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance, have announced that St. Lucy’s Church of Newark has become the 100th agency, organization or corporation to endorse the Essex–Hudson Greenway Project. St. Lucy’s is Newark’s largest parish and home to the […]

Belleville swears in new firefighters during ceremony, promotes veterans

Belleville swears in new firefighters during ceremony, promotes veterans

BELLEVILLE, NJ — On June 17, the Belleville Fire Department promoted several department veterans and swore in six new firefighters. “To the new firefighters, we welcome you into this proud department and urge you to make the most of your training,” Fire Chief John Olivieri said. “And to the officers receiving promotions, we are confident […]

Belleville SAL 105’s Sangemino is named Son of the Year

Belleville SAL 105’s Sangemino is named Son of the Year

BELLEVILLE, NJ — For the first time in more than two decades, Sons of the American Legion 105 attended the American Legion Detachment of New Jersey Convention in Wildwood, putting the Belleville patriotic organization on the map by receiving recognition for their work in various projects and programs, as well as by having member Steve […]

Belleville’s American Legion sponsors youth baseball team

Belleville’s American Legion sponsors youth baseball team

BELLEVILLE, NJ — For the first time in more than 20 years, American Legion Post 105 and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 105 are sponsoring a youth baseball team in Belleville. The ball team, a high school–level traveling team, plays as part of its division other North Jersey teams from places such as Cedar […]

Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series returns for 2021

Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series returns for 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2021 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series will bring a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the Essex County Park System. This year’s free series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, five concerts in Brookdale Park, 12 concerts throughout the county, and two cultural festivals. […]

Belleville becomes a Purple Heart town

Belleville becomes a Purple Heart town

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Belleville is now officially a Purple Heart town, after the Belleville Town Council approved a resolution at its June 7 meeting. The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 366 relocated from Clifton to Belleville and is headquartered at American Legion Post 105.  The Belleville Historical Society recently built and donated a […]

County partners with First Tee to offer programming at Belleville field

County partners with First Tee to offer programming at Belleville field

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced a partnership with First Tee to create a learning center and three-hole practice course for the youth development program at Hendricks Field Golf Course in Belleville on Wednesday, June 9. This will be the second First Tee program established in Essex County and will […]