WO woman sponsors trip to Romania in honor of her father, a Holocaust survivor

WO woman sponsors trip to Romania in honor of her father, a Holocaust survivor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thanks to the passion of West Orange resident Dorit Tabak, the Tarbut Sighet Foundation will hold an “All Generation Gathering” to commemorate the 75 years since the Jewish deportation from Maramures-Sighet to Auschwitz. Tarbut is organizing a May trip, sponsored by Tabak, to Romania, specifically the town of Sighet, the hometown […]

Multiple Essex County venues nominated for JerseyArts awards

Multiple Essex County venues nominated for JerseyArts awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Discover Jersey Arts — a project dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey, and co-sponsored by the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts — recently announced that voting in the 2019 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards is under way. […]

Essex County enacts Code Blue procedures during cold snap

Essex County enacts Code Blue procedures during cold snap

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Thursday, Jan. 10, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced Code Blue procedures were being activated because of extreme cold weather in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect through Monday, Jan. 14. “Providing our homeless residents with a warm place to stay during […]

2019 deer management program begins this month in reservations

2019 deer management program begins this month in reservations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has released the plans for the 2019 Essex County Deer Management Program in South Mountain and Hilltop reservations. This is the 12th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. “Controlling the population by removing deer from South Mountain […]

DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and Essex County Surrogate Alturrick Kenney were sworn into office during an afternoon inauguration ceremony at Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology on Wednesday, Jan. 2. DiVincenzo was sworn into his fifth term as executive, Fontoura his 10th term as […]

Holiday contest helps raise awareness about nature and the environment

Holiday contest helps raise awareness about nature and the environment

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the children and families who participated in the Essex County Environmental Center’s 14th annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest on Monday, Dec. 17. There were 35 entries in this year’s contest. “Our Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest is a wonderful project […]

Essex senior citizens invited to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

Essex senior citizens invited to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior Services invite Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period in their life to the 2019 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Friday, March […]

State Senate and Assembly committees approve Marijuana Legalization Act

State Senate and Assembly committees approve Marijuana Legalization Act

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, Nov. 26, the New Jersey Senate and Assembly majorities voted to move ahead with the Marijuana Legalization Act legislation, co-sponsored by Sen. Nicholas Scutari and state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, that would make marijuana use legal for adults age 21 and older. Scutari represents the 22nd Legislative District, which […]

State honors area veterans for their service

State honors area veterans for their service

EAST ORANGE, NJ — State veterans affairs officials recently recognized 10 area veterans for their service during a ceremony at Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest, based in East Orange, which provides job-training programs and services for people with disabilities, veterans, immigrants and refugees. Joseph Bucco, the state supervisor of Veterans Services in the state Department […]

Take a holiday candlelight tour of Kip’s Castle

Take a holiday candlelight tour of Kip’s Castle

VERONA, NJ — Take a holiday candlelight tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle, 22 Crestmont Road in Verona, to view the stained glass Tiffany windows and learn the history of this hidden gem. Tours will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27; Fridays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28; […]