Meet Essex County’s mayors

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The eighth annual Essex County Meet the Mayors Event will be Saturday, April 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Westminster Hotel, 550 West Mt. Pleasant Ave. in Livingston. The mayors of all 22 Essex County towns, as well as the mayors of Little Falls and Clifton, have been invited to participate. […]

Murphy’s proposed budget puts aside more money for schools

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy’s first proposed budget increases state “formula” aid that goes directly to school districts by $283.6 million, the initial step toward fulfilling the state’s school-funding obligation, according to a March 15 press release from the NJ Department of Education. The budget also increases aid for expanded preschool, STEM programs and […]

DiVincenzo presents 15th annual State of the County Address

DiVincenzo presents 15th annual State of the County Address

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 15th annual State of the County Address on Monday, Feb. 26, in the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. The multimedia presentation outlined county achievements and improvement projects completed in 2017, highlighted the services and programs offered by Essex County and announced […]

Frelinghuysen announces retirement

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, who represents New Jersey’s 11th Legislative District, announced Jan. 29 that he would not be seeking re-election in the November 2018 election. Below is his statement: “Today as I announce my retirement at the end of this session of Congress, I want to use the opportunity to […]

How Essex County residents voted this past election

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This election season in Essex County was quite eventful, with a combined 55 elections and four public questions. There were a whopping 159 candidates listed on the various county ballots. All results remain unofficial until certified by Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin. The biggest election was of course that for […]

Shred your paper

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County’s Paper Shredding Day will be Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the county’s public works depot at 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. Destroy important documents safely and securely. All shredded paper will be recycled. This program is free to all Essex County residents, […]

County’s 2017 leaf collection schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Each fall, Essex County collects leaves along county roads. Residents whose properties are on county roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb. To organize leaf collection on county roads, Essex County is divided into four sectors. There will be three […]

Temple Sholom presents a ‘Jewish view’ on recent hurricanes

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Join Temple Sholom of West Essex in Cedar Grove on Friday, Oct. 20, for Shabbat services at 8 p.m. led by Rabbi Laurence Groffman and Cantor Kenneth Feibush. Directly after services, everyone is invited to stay for a talk by guest speaker Rabbi Yonatan Neril. He will present “What Would Noah […]

Discard household hazardous waste

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 125 Fairview Ave. in Cedar Grove. This program is free to all Essex County residents, though participants must provide proof of residency on site. This event is not for commercial or industrial […]

County recognizes exceptional senior citizen artists

County recognizes exceptional senior citizen artists

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. congratulated 17 Essex County artists who received awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove Park. “I congratulate the winners and all the artists […]