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

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 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

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

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

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; […]

County to hold annual sustainable gingerbread house contest

ROSELAND, NJ — This December, participate in the 2018 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Ave. in Roseland. The contest is free and there are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 1, and all entries must […]

JFS MetroWest offers 2 programs for suicide bereavement

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — JFS MetroWest continues to work on reducing stigma and raising awareness around mental illness and suicide through upcoming programming. JFS has partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to host Dr. Jack Jordan, an internationally renowned researcher and clinician in the field of suicide bereavement, for two events this December […]

County hosts ninth annual Veterans Day observance

NEWARK, NJ — At the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance in Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., joined by 11th Congressional District Congresswoman-elect Mikie Sherrill, a veteran herself, presented an Essex County Community Star Award to William D. Squires, a U.S. Navy and […]

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