DiVincenzo presents 2023 Essex County budget of $885.4M

DiVincenzo presents 2023 Essex County budget of $885.4M

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Jan. 11, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2023 county budget of $885.4 million that includes a 1.5-percent property increase and addresses the challenges incurred by the ongoing national economic conditions and rising costs due to inflation, according to a press release from the county. DiVincenzo has […]

Annual deer management program to commence in South Mountain, Hilltop reservations

Annual deer management program to commence in South Mountain, Hilltop reservations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. recently outlined plans for the 2023 Essex County deer management program in South Mountain and Hilltop reservations. This is the 13th time the program is being held and first time in two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is geared toward revitalizing […]

DCA report finds institutional homeownership is rising in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — On Dec. 1, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs issued the report “Buying New Jersey: The Rise in Institutional Ownership of Residential Properties,” which examines recent trends in institutional homeownership and its impact on the ability of households to buy a home. The report was researched and written by DCA’s Office […]

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. invites the public to celebrate the holiday season and participate in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year’s tour includes 10 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. […]

County dedicates new building for DPW and sheriff’s office

County dedicates new building for DPW and sheriff’s office

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. dedicated a new 40,000-square-foot Essex County public works and sheriff’s office building on Grove Avenue in Cedar Grove. The building will be used to house vehicles, store equipment and supplies, and provide workspace for the DPW Traffic Division and sign shop. “We always are […]

$102.8M of debt erased from Essex County Utilities Authority budget

$102.8M of debt erased from Essex County Utilities Authority budget

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced Wednesday, Oct. 26, that the Essex County Utilities Authority has erased more than $102.8 million of debt and is now debt free. DiVincenzo also announced that the $3.4 million in savings generated from not having to pay the debt will be passed to […]

NJDOT, DEP warn motorists to drive with extra caution as deer activity increases

NJDOT, DEP warn motorists to drive with extra caution as deer activity increases

TRENTON, NJ — Drivers are reminded to be extra vigilant on roadways this fall as the mating season for white-tailed deer gets underway and daylight is limited during peak commuting hours, the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced recently. Deer are more likely to enter roadways suddenly […]

Essex County holds fall 2022 compost bin and rain barrel sale

Essex County holds fall 2022 compost bin and rain barrel sale

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will hold its fall 2022 compost bin and rain barrel sale. Backyard composting is an excellent way to reduce trash going to landfills and allows residents to make their own compost. Rain barrels reduce water costs, keep local water clean and provide a natural source of water for plants […]

Essex County’s 2022 leaf collection schedule

Essex County’s 2022 leaf collection schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The schedule for Essex County’s 2022 leaf collection program along county roads has been announced.  To organize leaf collection on County roads, Essex County is divided into four sectors. There will be three pickups in each section of the county. Residents on county roads should check the county leaf collection schedule […]

Early voting locations in Essex County announced

Early voting locations in Essex County announced

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will hold early voting for the Nov. 8 election from Oct. 29 through Nov. 6, Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early voting will be held at the following locations: Watsessing Park Community Center, Bloomfield Avenue and Conger […]

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