Family fun night at SOVUMC

Family fun night at SOVUMC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Looking for a place to bring your family and have some wholesome fun and light refreshments? On Friday, June 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., look no further than South Orange-Vailsburg United Methodist Church, 150 South Orange Ave. in South Orange. The church will celebrate the beginning of summer with age-appropriate […]

NJ Transit approves financing agreement for new Portal Bridge

NEWARK, NJ — On June 13, the NJ Transit board of directors approved a financing agreement with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority that provides up to $600 million toward the construction of a new Portal Bridge. The commitment solidifies New Jersey’s local share of the project cost. The existing Portal Bridge, built in 1910, […]

County SummerMusic Concert Series returns

County SummerMusic Concert Series returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2018 Essex County free SummerMusic Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity to enjoy the parks. This year’s series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, Friday night concerts […]

County Prosecutors Association of NJ announces scholarship opportunities

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey annually awards scholarships to college, graduate and law students. Each scholarship is a one-year grant in the amount of $3,500 paid directly to the recipient. Scholarship recipients from previous years are ineligible; all applicants must be New Jersey residents and demonstrate financial need. To […]

New art installations unveiled at Wildflower Sculpture Park

New art installations unveiled at Wildflower Sculpture Park

MAPLEWOOD / MILLBURN, NJ — On Tuesday, May 29, Essex County and the South Mountain Conservancy unveiled four new outdoor sculptures in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in South Mountain Reservation. Inaugurated in 2012, the Wildflower Sculpture Park is a collaborative initiative by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and the South […]

County pays tribute to fallen servicepersons

County pays tribute to fallen servicepersons

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, May 25, Essex County hosted a wreath-laying ceremony in Veterans Memorial Park to commemorate Memorial Day. From left are Verona Mayor Kevin Ryan, NJ State Sen. and Deputy Chief of Staff Teresa Ruiz, Newark DAV Commander Clarence Jackson, Sheriff Armando Fontoura, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Freeholders Lebby Jones […]

County welcomes NJ attorney general to Ethics in Government seminar

NEWARK, NJ — On Thursday, May 31, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., center, and Essex County Inspector General Dominic Scaglione, fourth from left, hosted an Ethics in Government seminar featuring N.J. Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal, second from left. With them are Deputy Chief of Staff William Payne, left, and Chief of Staff Phil […]

New interactive touchscreens provide info for NJT customers

New interactive touchscreens provide info for NJT customers

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has unveiled new interactive touchscreen kiosks as part of its continuing effort to improve communication with customers. The high-tech digital displays, currently being piloted at select rail and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail stations, allow customers to access service information, maps and alerts to stay informed of travel options. The interactive information […]

County presents senior citizens with Legacies Writing Contest awards

County presents senior citizens with Legacies Writing Contest awards

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services recognized the writing talents of eight Essex County residents during the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Legacies Writing Contest Celebration Luncheon on Wednesday, May 23. The Legacies Writing Contest encourages Essex senior citizens to write essays about the people and events that have influenced […]

NJAW names new senior director of North Operations

VOORHEES, NJ — New Jersey American Water has announced that William “Andy” Lewis has been named senior director of operations for the company’s North region. In this role, Lewis will be responsible for overseeing the company’s water and wastewater systems serving 32 municipalities in Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Warren counties. “Andy’s strong […]

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