New housing resource launches for NJ residents impacted by COVID-19

TRENTON, NJ — The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey has launched a new free resource for renters, landlords, and homeowners who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. With support from the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund and the New Jersey Affordable Housing Trust Fund – Innovation Fund, the Network has launched […]

‘Orange Reclaimed’ art exhibit evokes hope

‘Orange Reclaimed’ art exhibit evokes hope

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Good Crowd Events is currently showing “Orange Reclaimed,” a new virtual exhibit that uses the color orange to evoke hope, optimism, and determination. This exhibit was conceived of and curated by the gallery’s visiting curator, Grace Modla. The show will be online through May 8. Participating artists are Sybil Archibald, Paola […]

DiVincenzo joins with Latino clergy to raise vaccine awareness

DiVincenzo joins with Latino clergy to raise vaccine awareness

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced a partnership with Latino clergy members to encourage residents in black and brown communities to receive the COVID-19 vaccination during a press conference at the Essex County COVID-19 vaccination center at Essex County College in Newark. Joining the county executive at the event were […]

Essex County Commissioners celebrate Women’s History Month

Essex County Commissioners celebrate Women’s History Month

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On March 31, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2021 Women’s History Month celebration virtually via Zoom. The ceremony commemorated the spirit and accomplishments of women everywhere, and acknowledged the contributions of multiple esteemed women of Essex County.  Commissioner President Wayne Richardson began the program by speaking to […]

PSE&G urges everyone to follow safe digging practices

PSE&G urges everyone to follow safe digging practices

NEWARK, NJ — April is National Safe Digging Month. PSE&G, New Jersey’s largest utility, urges contractors, excavators and customers to call 8-1-1 before digging to help prevent natural gas emergencies. When an individual calls 8-1-1 to request a utility markout, they must wait three business days for the utility companies to properly mark underground lines […]

JFS delivers Passover meals to homebound seniors, Holocaust survivors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — During Passover, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ’s volunteer department delivered Passover meals and packages to homebound older adults and Holocaust survivors in the community.  Twenty-two volunteers distributed 130 packages that were donated by Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and filled with nonperishables for the Passover holiday, including matzoh, grape jelly, […]

Annual initiative warns motorists against distracted driving

Annual initiative warns motorists against distracted driving

TRENTON, NJ — As distracted driving continues to claim more lives on New Jersey roadways than any other risky driving behavior, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety have announced the launch of a statewide public awareness campaign aimed at providing motorists with good reasons to give the road their undivided […]

U.S. attorney affirms commitment to investigating, prosecuting hate crimes

NEWARK, NJ — Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig and FBI Newark Field Division Special Agent in Charge George Crouch Jr. have reiterated federal law enforcement’s commitment to investigating and prosecuting all acts of bias-motivated violence and other deprivations of individuals’ civil rights, including crimes committed on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, […]

2021 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival to be held virtually

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. has announced that the 2021 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival at Branch Brook Park in Newark will be held virtually because of the ongoing conditions created by the pandemic. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is the premiere sponsor of the virtual festival. […]

Forest fire prevention measures underway across NJ

Forest fire prevention measures underway across NJ

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Active forest fire prevention protects lives, property and the health of New Jersey’s forests and natural resources, according to a March 4 press release from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. To reduce dense undergrowth and other forest debris that have the potential to fuel wildfires this spring, NJDEP’s Forest […]

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