County executive announces project labor agreements for three major construction projects

County executive announces project labor agreements for three major construction projects

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced three project labor agreements with local construction trades unions on Wednesday, Aug. 18. The agreements ensure that union workers will be hired to work on the modernization and expansion of the Essex County Newark Tech school building in Newark, the construction of the new […]

Essex County to offer COVID-19 booster shots to residents with compromised immune systems

Essex County to offer COVID-19 booster shots to residents with compromised immune systems

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced Aug. 13 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are recommending that residents with compromised immune systems receive a third dose, or booster shot, of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines. Essex County will administer the […]

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $35.6 million in grants to support more than 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The grants were approved at the Arts Council’s 55th annual meeting, held virtually. The awards are part of the largest state appropriation the […]

CASA hosts back-to-school supply drive for youth in the child welfare system

CASA hosts back-to-school supply drive for youth in the child welfare system

NEWARK, NJ — CASA for Children of Essex County — a nonprofit organization that supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive — will host a back-to-school supply drive for children and youth in the child […]

50 years later, New Jersey rights a historical wrong: AG Grewal formally apologizes for office’s role in shutting down the state’s gay bars

50 years later, New Jersey rights a historical wrong: AG Grewal formally apologizes for office’s role in shutting down the state’s gay bars

TRENTON, NJ — As Pride Month drew to a close, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal took steps to recognize an ugly moment in the history of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office: the systematic targeting of gay bars by the Office’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control between 1933 and 1967, according to a June 29 […]

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 […]

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 […]