Prosecutor’s office offers high school summer internships

Prosecutor’s office offers high school summer internships

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking high school juniors to participate in the annual ECPO 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 6 through Aug. 7 for students completing […]

NJ Department of Labor awards $1.1M to libraries for adult literacy services

NJ Department of Labor awards $1.1M to libraries for adult literacy services

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently announced the 14 recipients of $1,128,273 in grant funding through the Community Library Adult Literacy and Career Pathway program, which aims to expand adult literacy services in the Garden State. In Essex County, Maplewood Memorial Library will receive $81,636 and Newark Public […]

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2020 budget of $769.9 million on Jan. 10. According to the county, this budget stabilizes the county’s financial plan and addresses the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions; layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the […]

Freeholders approve contract to replace voting machines

Freeholders approve contract to replace voting machines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In order to ensure the integrity of future Essex County elections, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a resolution Jan. 7 approving the purchase of new voting machines that will provide optical scanners and paper ballots guaranteeing a secure and safe process.  In the wake of allegations of voter […]

Preliminary 2019 opioid stats show NJ is holding the line on overdose deaths

Preliminary 2019 opioid stats show NJ is holding the line on overdose deaths

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal joined Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials on Jan. 8 for a round table community meeting to discuss strategies for fighting the opioid addiction epidemic and to announce preliminary year-end opioid statistics for 2019, which indicate that, for the first time since 2012, New Jersey held the […]

Essex County presents boxer Shakur Stevenson with Key to Essex County

Essex County presents boxer Shakur Stevenson with Key to Essex County

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented WBO Featherweight Boxing champion and Newark native Shakur Stevenson with the Key to Essex County during a spirited ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 8. “Shakur Stevenson has dedicated himself to his boxing career, earning accolades at the highest levels — an Olympic silver medal and several […]

ECC offers Saturday youth programs

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County College’s popular Saturday Youth Program will begin its spring 2020 semester program Saturday, Jan. 18, for 10 sessions at the main Newark campus. The classes are geared toward children from kindergarten to high school. Some of the programs have several sections to accommodate different age groups. There will be in-person […]

Older authors encouraged to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

Older authors encouraged to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services invites Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2020 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Monday, March 16. “Our senior citizens have led […]

Two major investigations into carjacking rings lead to 42 prison sentences

Two major investigations into carjacking rings lead to 42 prison sentences

TRENTON, NJ — On Dec. 13, Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal announced final results of “Operation Jacked” and “Operation 17 Corridor,” major investigations and prosecutions that targeted international carjacking and stolen car-trafficking rings. The operations led to arrests and charges against more than 50 ring members in 2014 and 2015, and recovery of approximately 250 stolen […]

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