DiVincenzo presents proposed 2019 budget for county

DiVincenzo presents proposed 2019 budget for county

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, Jan. 11, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a proposed 2019 budget of $761.6 million. According to the county, this budget stabilizes the Essex’s financial plan and addresses the challenges due to ongoing national economic conditions; layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the […]

West Essex YMCA Program Champs make big impact

West Essex YMCA Program Champs make big impact

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a rehab center stay for a fractured hip, 94-year-old Carrie Jean Pagley began a specialized physical activity regimen in her Verona home provided by the West Essex YMCA. Cardiac nurse Valerie Beck, the health and wellness coordinator at the West Essex YMCA, visited Pagley twice a week for many months in […]

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 […]

‘Black & White PLUS’ reception to be at ACL Gallery

‘Black & White PLUS’ reception to be at ACL Gallery

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Arts Council of Livingston Gallery will hold its reception for the latest exhibition, “Black & White PLUS,” on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. The gallery is located at 2130 Town Center Way, Livingston, with the entrance on Carillon Circle. Featured are original works of art, pottery, wearable art […]

NJ Devils bring holiday cheer to RWJBarnabas Health patients

NJ Devils bring holiday cheer to RWJBarnabas Health patients

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Patients and staff at all hospitals within RWJBarnabas Health enjoyed some holiday cheer Dec. 17, as New Jersey Devils players and alumni, as well as the popular mascot NJ Devil, visited with patients, delivering toys, wrapping gifts, working snack cart delivery and taking photos. RWJBarnabas Health is the state’s most comprehensive […]

‘History Through Text’ with Rabbi Kulwin

‘History Through Text’ with Rabbi Kulwin

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Temple B’nai Abraham’s Congregational Learning offers monthly classes in “History Through Text” with Rabbi Clifford Kulwin throughout the year at temple, 300 E. Northfield Road, Livingston. The topic for this year is “Jews, Art and Jewish Art.” The first class will be Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m., when art and the […]

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 […]