Up, up and away with the EC Sheriff’s Office

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An Unmanned Aircraft Systems drone demonstration was recently conducted at the Essex County Emergency Management Headquarters in West Orange for the January meeting of the county Chiefs of Police Association. The exhibition was presented by officers from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, where the technology is used in search and rescue […]

DiVincenzo elected secretary of NJTPA

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. was elected secretary of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority’s board of trustees during its annual reorganization meeting on Monday, Jan. 22. “The NJTPA plays an important role, overseeing the investment of billions of dollars in our region’s transportation infrastructure and virtually all projects are […]

PSE&G wins award for Energy Strong system

NEWARK, NJ — In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, PSE&G, with support from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, embarked on Energy Strong, a $1.2 billion program that is making electric and gas systems more resilient against severe weather. Under this program, PSE&G greatly expanded the use of advanced technology enabling remote monitoring and […]

County receives $14.8M grants to improve safety at intersections

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority has awarded Essex County $14.8 million in federal grants to make safety improvements at 31 intersections in Montclair, Orange, East Orange, Newark, Belleville, Irvington, Bloomfield and Maplewood. “We want everyone to feel safe on our roads whether they’re walking, driving, visiting our local businesses or […]

PSE&G files first rate review in 8 years, requests 1-percent increase

NEWARK, NJ — On Jan. 12, PSE&G filed its first regulatory rate review in more than eight years, asking for an adjustment in electric and gas base delivery rates that would increase overall revenues by approximately 1 percent, according to a recent release from the company. According to the company, the increase is necessary to […]

DiVincenzo presents proposed 2018 county budget of $725.9M

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, Jan. 10, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a proposed 2018 budget of $725.9 million that, according to a press release from the county, stabilizes the county’s financial plan and addresses challenges stemming from ongoing national economic conditions. According to the county, layoffs have been avoided since 2004 […]

Forget the cold weather… think Summer

You might not think that the dead of winter is a perfect time to find a summer camp for your child, but indeed it is. Would your child be interested in a horseback riding camp or a travel camp or learning Spanish? How about a sports or an adventure camp? Are you looking for a […]

High school juniors invited to apply for summer internship

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — High school juniors who are interested in law enforcement are urged to apply for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office annual summer internship program. This five-week program is designed to expose high school students to careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will run from July 5 through […]

County outlines plan for 2018 deer culling program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. recently outlined plans for the 2018 Essex County Deer Management Program in South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation. This is the 11th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. “Controlling the population by removing […]

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