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 […]

Area residents may be eligible for relief from remnants of Hurricane Ida

Area residents may be eligible for relief from remnants of Hurricane Ida

WEST ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey officials announced July 21 that funds may be available to help property owners mitigate damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida on Sept. 1, 2021. Area residents could potentially qualify for assistance by filling out a survey online.  The state has been awarded $228 million in Community Development […]

South Orange Elks lead effort to send local vets to Wheelchair Games

South Orange Elks lead effort to send local vets to Wheelchair Games

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Elks pledge “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.” Eleven veterans from the East Orange Veterans Affairs Medical Center will be going in July to the Wheelchair Games in Arizona. The funds for this trip were raised by the Elks community, […]

County partners with NY/NJ Trail Conference to enhance Lenape Trail route markings

County partners with NY/NJ Trail Conference to enhance Lenape Trail route markings

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., fourth from left, announced that 33 new bollards were being installed throughout Essex County to enhance the route markings for the Lenape Trail, a 34-mile trail that connects 18 parks and 11 municipalities.  Cutting a ceremonial ribbon in front of one of the new […]

Temple Sholom of West Essex welcomes new cantor

Temple Sholom of West Essex welcomes new cantor

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Temple Sholom of West Essex announced the appointment of Stephanie Kupfer as its new cantor. Kupfer joins Temple Sholom from Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, Conn., where she has been instrumental in bringing the community of all ages together, building strong interpersonal relationships, and creating a wide spectrum of meaningful […]

2022 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series to take center stage

2022 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series to take center stage

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2022 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity. This year’s series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, five concerts in Brookdale Park, 12 concerts […]

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The nation was again plunged into despair on May 24 when a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, injuring many others. This was the third-deadliest school shooting in a U.S. school, after the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 and the Sandy Hook Elementary […]

Murphy administration invests $21.4 million to reduce litter statewide

Murphy administration invests $21.4 million to reduce litter statewide

TRENTON, NJ — The N.J. Department of Environmental Protection is enhancing statewide efforts to remove litter, beautify neighborhoods and improve water quality across New Jersey by distributing $21.4 million in Clean Communities grants this year, an approximate $700,000 increase from 2021’s disbursement, NJDEP Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced May 26.  In total, NJDEP is awarding […]