Area youth encouraged to enter NJ Teen Media Contest

Area youth encouraged to enter NJ Teen Media Contest

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Human Services has issued a call for entries for the 24th annual New Jersey Teen Media Contest, which highlights the department’s mission to celebrate and support families. This annual contest — run by the Department’s Division of Family Development — is open to all New Jersey middle […]

County recognizes ‘Essex Five’ for Black History Month

County recognizes ‘Essex Five’ for Black History Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, Feb. 15, at the county’s 16th annual Black History Month celebration, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards to the NAACP Chapters in Essex County — Oranges-Maplewood, Newark, Montclair and Irvington — and the Urban League of Essex County. Known as […]

County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With 88,397 visitors, the 12th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo collected more than 13.5 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys for those in need. “It is humbling to see the large number of items dropped off at the Holiday Lights Spectacular to assist the less […]

New county surrogate discusses his job, values and vision

New county surrogate discusses his job, values and vision

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Alturrick Kenney is 37 days into a five-year term as the Essex County surrogate, and has hit the ground running at the Essex County Hall of Records. Winning the elected position with 80 percent of the vote in November, Kenney heads the county court division that probates wills, adoption papers, trust […]

ECPO, West Essex police departments form Anti-Crime Task Force

ECPO, West Essex police departments form Anti-Crime Task Force

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Feb. 6 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and nine police departments in the western part of the county have formed an Anti-Crime Task Force. The anti-crime partnership will allow police officers from Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, North Caldwell, Roseland, Verona, […]

County officials and construction trades unions sign labor agreement

County officials and construction trades unions sign labor agreement

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. joined with Essex County Schools of Technology to sign a project labor agreement with local construction trades unions on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The agreement ensures that union workers will be hired to work on the renovation and expansion of the Essex County West Caldwell School of […]

Remain alert as CO poisoning is more common during winter

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G cautioned in a recent press release that while carbon monoxide poisoning is a year-round threat, it is more common in cold weather when more fuel-burning appliances are in use. PSE&G urges customers to take extra preventative measures this winter to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, and maintain a heightened awareness of the […]

Essex County declares Code Blue

Essex County declares Code Blue

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, Jan. 30, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced the county’s Code Blue procedures are being activated because extreme cold weather in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect from Wednesday, Jan. 30, to Saturday, Feb. 2. “Providing our homeless residents with a […]

ECPO releases statement on use of force in response to ‘Force Report’

ECPO releases statement on use of force in response to ‘Force Report’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Jan. 25, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office released a statement addressing use of force in response to NJ Advance Media’s “Force Report,” which was released approximately two months ago. “The Force Report,” a comprehensive database and analysis of how often municipal police departments in New Jersey used force from 2012 […]