New county surrogate discusses his job, values and vision

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Alturrick Kenney is 37 days into a five-year term as the Essex County surrogate, and has hit the ground running at the Essex County Hall of Records. Winning the elected position with 80 percent of the vote in November, Kenney heads the county court division that probates wills, adoption papers, trust […]

International Dinner at SO-V United Methodist Church

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Each year the South Orange-Vailsburg United Methodist Church celebrates the diversity of its congregation with an International Dinner and Multicultural Celebration. This year’s event will take place in the church’s Fellowship Hall on Saturday, Feb. 9, beginning at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend; no admission is charged, though […]

P.O.P. rally becomes march to investigate police-involved fatalities

NEWARK, NJ — At the People’s Organization for Progress’ weekly Justice Monday protest outside the Peter W. Rodino Federal Building in downtown Newark on Monday, Jan. 28, the organization called for Gov. Phil Murphy to establish an independent prosecutor to investigate deaths that occur during encounters with police or while in their custody. P.O.P would […]

Essex County declares Code Blue

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, Jan. 30, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced the county’s Code Blue procedures are being activated because extreme cold weather in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect from Wednesday, Jan. 30, to Saturday, Feb. 2. “Providing our homeless residents with a […]

East Orange comes out for Lebby C. Jones’ funeral

East Orange comes out for Lebby C. Jones’ funeral

NEWARK, NJ — The funeral service for Essex County Freeholder Lebby C. Jones at Franklin-St. John’s United Methodist Church in Newark on Thursday, Jan. 17, was attended by a host of local officials, including those from East Orange: Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, Mayor Ted Green, East Orange and Essex County Democratic committees Chairman Leroy Jones […]

Impact100 Essex awards $120,000 grant to Schools That Can Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Impact100 Essex awarded a $120,000 grant to Schools That Can Newark, a nonprofit that reimagines education to provide real-world, hands-on, industry-specific STEM education and experience for high school students in Newark. Schools That Can was voted the awardee by the Impact100 Essex membership at their annual meeting after each of the four […]