NJPAC announces launch of jazz vocal competition

NJPAC announces launch of jazz vocal competition

NEWARK, NJ — For the ninth consecutive year, singers from around the world will compete in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, aka “The Sassy Awards,” a 21st-century version of the amateur night at the Apollo Theater that helped launch the career of a gifted teenager from Newark, Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, more than 75 […]

ECC implements LEAP Program for new college students

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Recent high school graduates and new college students can jumpstart their higher education this summer at Essex County College. Dubbed the LEAP Program, the virtual remote learning initiative will offer a free college success seminar workshop for students who will be taking a developmental course and/or a general education class. “LEAP […]

County Prosecutors Association addresses George Floyd’s death

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey released the following statement regarding George Floyd’s death and the resulting response across the nation: “The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing. Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office […]

DiVincenzo, 17 mayors express support for Murphy budget plan

DiVincenzo, 17 mayors express support for Murphy budget plan

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced his support of Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposal to borrow $9 billion from the U.S. Federal Reserve to balance the state budget. On Friday, May 29, DiVincenzo sent a letter of support to the governor; the letter was also signed by 17 Essex County mayors. […]

County to distribute food June 4 to those in need

County to distribute food June 4 to those in need

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County will present an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, June 4, at 10 a.m. at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange, to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been forced […]

NJSIAA creates COVID-19 task force

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association has established the COVID-19 Sports Advisory Task Force, a group of athletic directors from across the state who will consider a wide range of sports-specific proposals and recommendations with a focus on implementing, executing and enforcing potential modifications, according to a May 28 statement […]

DiVincenzo signs steal beam of new justice building

DiVincenzo signs steal beam of new justice building

NEWARK, NJ — On May 22, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. participated in a ceremonial steel signing ceremony for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building that is currently under construction at the Essex County Government Complex in Newark. The steel frame of the 150,000-square-foot building was completed in just four months. “This […]

Essex County to present emergency food distribution event

Essex County to present emergency food distribution event

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County will present an emergency food distribution event on Thursday, May 28, at 10 a.m. at the Charles H. Bullock School, 55 Washington St. in Montclair, to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have […]

AG announces action to reduce risk of fatal overdoses during COVID-19 crisis

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies, and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced May 21 that New Jersey physicians, dentists, and other health care practitioners who prescribe opioids for the management of chronic pain must also prescribe the opioid antidote naloxone to certain at-risk patients […]

County expands coronavirus testing to satellite sites throughout Essex

County expands coronavirus testing to satellite sites throughout Essex

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that Essex County is expanding its COVID-19 testing initiative to include satellite testing sites throughout the county in addition to continuing to operate its drive-through testing center in Weequahic Park in Newark. The satellite sites, which opened May 21, offer saliva tests; the Weequahic […]