Shred papers before recycling and recycle used tires

Shred papers before recycling and recycle used tires

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Public Works will hold a Paper Shredding and Used Tire Recycling Day for county residents on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DPW, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Computer & […]

Essex County towns range far and wide in NJ Monthly ranking

Essex County towns range far and wide in NJ Monthly ranking

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Monthly magazine recently released its biannual list of “the top towns” in the state, ranking each municipality from best place to live to worst place to live based on a number of criteria. In the 2019 list, Essex County ranged the gamut, with two towns in the top 20, […]

Bloomfield detectives assist Newark drug raid

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A male suspect was arrested Aug. 19 on weapons and drug charges by a law enforcement task force comprising Essex County sheriff’s detectives and detectives from the Newark, Irvington and Bloomfield police departments. As a result of the arrest, two semi-automatic handguns and heroin were seized. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated in an […]

County dedicates section of highway to honor slain patrolman

County dedicates section of highway to honor slain patrolman

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., NJ State Sen. Teresa Ruiz and Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced the dedication of the “Patrolman Daniel ‘Danny’ J. Smith Memorial” on Wednesday, Aug. 28. A native of Bloomfield and a member of the old Essex County Police Department, Smith was fatally shot on Sept. 17, 1984, […]

Get ready! Schools open next week

Get ready! Schools open next week

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield schools are preparing to open their doors and Superintendent of Schools Sal Goncalves could not be happier. Entering his 43rd year in the district and seventh as superintendent of schools, the word to describe him these days, he said, would be “optimistic.” “The last six years have been financially responsible,” he […]

Essex County to finance $120M to replace lead water pipes in Newark

Essex County to finance $120M to replace lead water pipes in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 26, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Gov. Phil Murphy announced a partnership to fund the complete replacement of lead pipes in the city’s water distribution system. According to the agreement, the Essex County Improvement Authority will assist Newark in financing $120 million, which […]

Work crew upgrades school buildings throughout district this summer

Work crew upgrades school buildings throughout district this summer

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Even with most Bloomfield children on vacation and classrooms empty, township schools remain busy during the summer as outside contractors and school district employees provide long-awaited repairs and annual upkeep to facilities. Some schools received a little more attention than others, but none were overlooked. According to Joseph Scazafave, the district supervisor […]

Third generation firefighter named captain

Third generation firefighter named captain

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield firefighter Joseph Critchley, an eight-year veteran, was promoted to captain Wednesday, Aug. 7, during a brief evening ceremony held in the Bloomfield High School Media Center. A third generation firefighter, the 32-year-old Critchley was joined by his grandfather, a former East Orange firefighter, and his father, a former Bloomfield firefighter. Both […]