County dedicates memorial plaques along Legends Way

County dedicates memorial plaques along Legends Way

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. dedicated five bronze plaques in honor and memory of Pearl Beatty, Kenneth A. Gibson, Lebby Jones, Trish Morris-Yamba and Ramon Rivera on Sept. 18. Beatty was the first freeholder president under the current form of county government; Gibson was the first black mayor of Newark, serving […]

Marine Corps opportunities for students, educators

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Marine Corps Recruiting Station New Jersey presents the annual Marine Corps Scholarship and Naval Academy Workshop on Friday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr.’s office, 60 Nelson Place, 14th floor, Newark.  Also, the Marine Corps Educator Workshop will run from March 31 to […]

NJ Human Services provides opioid antidote to homeless shelters

TRENTON, NJ — NJ Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced Sept. 17 that the Department is delivering the opioid overdose antidote naloxone for free to participating shelters serving the homeless as part of the department’s ongoing efforts to get naloxone into as many hands as possible to help save lives. “Nearly 1,200 doses of the […]

Essex Vicinage seeks guardianship monitors

Essex Vicinage seeks guardianship monitors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex Vicinage is seeking volunteers for the Judiciary’s Guardianship Monitoring Program. The New Jersey Judiciary Guardianship Monitoring Program is a comprehensive statewide volunteer-based court program established to monitor guardians appointed to handle the affairs of incapacitated individuals. Volunteers are needed to help ensure that incapacitated adults under court-authorized guardianships are […]

Fall Family Festival at the environmental center

ROSELAND, NJ — The Essex County Environmental Center’s 15th annual Fall Family Festival will be Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center, 621B Eagle Rock Ave. in Roseland. This free and fun-filled event is a great way to learn about the environment and celebrate the arrival of fall.   “The Fall […]

Essex County remembers 9/11 at Eagle Rock overlook

Essex County remembers 9/11 at Eagle Rock overlook

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County residents gathered at the Eagle Rock Reservation to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. With a view of the New York City skyline in the background, county officials read the names of the 57 area residents who died in the attacks. Among the speakers were Freeholder President […]

New grant program to boost home ownership in Essex County

New grant program to boost home ownership in Essex County

NEWARK, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss, Orange Mayor Dwayne D. Warren and local stakeholders gathered for the announcement of the 75th NeighborhoodLIFT program at 89 Bolden Ave., Newark, on Friday, Sept. 13. The house at which the event was hosted is owned by New Jersey Community Capital and will be going on the market […]

Free Senior Wellness Day in Essex County

Free Senior Wellness Day in Essex County

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County senior citizens are invited to attend the 14th annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day, a free event to be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Mountain Recreation Complex, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. “We are planning a fun-filled day of activities […]

Essex County College hosts first NASA on Campus experience

Essex County College hosts first NASA on Campus experience

NEWARK, NJ — Working in pairs, a dozen Essex County College faculty members carefully examined their Lego models, simulating rovers on the surface of Mars. They listened intently as Laura Jackson, from Lego Education, instructed them on where to place the models on the table. When everything was set, the light on the models glowed […]

Apply for an Impact100 Essex grant

Apply for an Impact100 Essex grant

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Impact100 Essex is extending the deadline for grant proposal submissions to Sept. 26. Essex County nonprofit organizations seeking funds for a transformational, high-impact project are encouraged to apply. This year’s grant winning proposal will receive a $120,000 grant. In addition, Impact100 Essex has announced that all of this year’s finalists will receive […]