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. […]

County announces plans for new public works, sheriff’s department building

County announces plans for new public works, sheriff’s department building

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced plans to construct a 40,000-square-foot facility for the Essex County Department of Public Works and Essex County Sheriff’s Department on Grove Avenue in Cedar Grove. The building will be used to house vehicles, store equipment and supplies, and provide up-to-date workspace for the […]

Archdiocese of Newark welcomes five new priests

Archdiocese of Newark welcomes five new priests

NEWARK, NJ — Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, archbishop of Newark, ordained five new priests into service in the Archdiocese of Newark during a Rite of Ordination Mass on May 29 in Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. As the Mass began, the men were presented to the cardinal and were met with applause by […]

NJDEP announces $20.7M in Clean Communities grants

NJDEP announces $20.7M in Clean Communities grants

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — During a May 26 news conference at Great Falls National Park in Paterson, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced the award of $20.7 million in grants to help municipalities and counties implement programs to clean up and reduce litter in communities across New Jersey. LaTourette also […]

$15.4M available in Essex to through Emergency Rental Assistance Program

$15.4M available in Essex to through Emergency Rental Assistance Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced that Essex County is now accepting applications for the 2021 Essex County Emergency Rental Assistance Program. There is $15.4 million available to be awarded. Renters and landlords who have been negatively impacted during the coronavirus pandemic and need help to pay rent or […]

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, the Essex County Division of Community Health, and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual Drug Take Back […]

DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, March 23, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. called upon members of Essex County’s federal delegation to urge President Biden to allocate more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Essex County. The letter was sent to U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez; U.S. Reps. Donald Payne Jr., Mikie Sherrill, Albio […]

New Jersey Blood Services announces a blood emergency one year into the pandemic

New Jersey Blood Services announces a blood emergency one year into the pandemic

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Blood Services recently announced a blood shortage in the region, one year after the region was the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic. Before COVID-19, donors could stop by community blood drives at convenient locations like high schools, colleges and offices. It has been one year since these groups had to […]

Help the planet from your own yard by planting milkweed

Help the planet from your own yard by planting milkweed

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — A nonprofit farm in Cedar Grove is making it easy for area residents to help the monarch butterfly, an important pollinator whose existence is threatened by loss of habitat and climate change. Morgan’s Farm, part of the Cedar Grove Historical Society, already has hundreds of milkweed plants available for preorder at […]

NJAW to begin annual spring cleaning, water main flushing

NJAW to begin annual spring cleaning, water main flushing

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Beginning March 15 and continuing into the fall months, New Jersey American Water will perform the annual cleaning of its water distribution system to support the continued provision of high-quality, reliable water service to its customers. Flushing the system helps to clean out any build-up of mineral deposits and sediment inside […]

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