ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation are jointly sponsoring a one-day guy buyback on Saturday, March 30. Anyone can anonymously turn in up to three guns, no questions asked. The gun buyback will be held in Bethany Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 275 W. Market St. in Newark. […]

2019 county budget to allocate funds to legal services for ICE detainees

2019 county budget to allocate funds to legal services for ICE detainees

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced that the 2019 Essex County budget will include an allocation of $750,000 to create a Legal Services Fund to provide representation to ICE detainees at the Essex County Correctional Facility. “We are pleased to join with the […]

Plenty of upgrades to see in the borough

Plenty of upgrades to see in the borough

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge will be receiving a $39,200 grant for infrastructure improvements. The funding is part of a $5.5 million package from the Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant programs. The borough was one of 12 Essex County municipalities and 33 non-profit community organizations to receive the money. According to […]

Meet the Mayors of Essex County on April 6

Meet the Mayors of Essex County on April 6

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The ninth annual Essex County Meet the Mayors event will be Saturday, April 6, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave. in West Orange. Guest speakers Sen. Stephen Sweeney and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick will discuss important issues affecting New Jersey. Also, a hot breakfast will be […]

Restructuring of U.S. Attorney’s Office leads to significant results in first year

Restructuring of U.S. Attorney’s Office leads to significant results in first year

NEWARK, NJ — One year after U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito reorganized the structure of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, overall criminal prosecutions have increased 51 percent, including a 65-percent jump in violent crime prosecutions, a 39-percent jump in narcotics-related prosecutions and a 15-percent jump in white collar crime prosecutions, according […]

Essex Republican women to honor Chris Christie

Essex Republican women to honor Chris Christie

MONTCLAIR, NJ — For his strong support of the U.S. Bill of Rights’ 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms, New Jersey’s 55th governor, Christopher J. Christie, will be presented with the 2nd Amendment Award at the Lincoln Day Dinner, to be held jointly between Montclair Republicans and the Essex County NJ Republican Women on […]

Beautiful music for a Sunday afternoon at Glen Ridge Congregational

Beautiful music for a Sunday afternoon at Glen Ridge Congregational

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Community Concert Series presented Brett Deubner, viola, and Thomas Steigerwald, piano, on Sunday, March 10, at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church. The program offered a sonata by Cesar Franck, 1822-1890, and one by Sergei Rachmaninoff 1873-1943. Duebner is a borough resident and a hometown favorite. He has performed […]

Exhibit depicts changes in Glen Ridge homes

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Historical Society has extended, but only until this coming Saturday, March 9, a photography exhibit of lost buildings and their current replacements. The name of the show is “Glen Ridge Then and Now: Fire — Fashion — Finance” and it explores the changes to borough homes. The changes […]

Volunteers give foster children a voice

Volunteers give foster children a voice

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — CASA for Children of Essex County welcomed 13 new advocates as they were sworn in by Essex County Superior Court Judge Nora Grimbergen on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Friends and family gathered at the Wilentz Court Complex to see the volunteers take an oath promising to advocate for the best interests of […]

DiVincenzo presents 16th annual State of the County Address

DiVincenzo presents 16th annual State of the County Address

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 16th annual State of the County Address on Monday, Feb. 25, in the Essex County Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology in Newark. The multimedia presentation outlined county achievements and improvement projects completed in 2018, highlighted the services and programs offered by Essex […]

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