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 […]

South Orange-Vailsburg UMC celebrates women

South Orange-Vailsburg UMC celebrates women

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange-Vailsburg United Methodist Church, located at the corner of South Orange Avenue and Prospect Street in South Orange, celebrated women and the difference they make in the world through their ingenuity and courage. On Saturday, March 9, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., a prayer breakfast will be held in Fellowship […]

Donate blood with the NJ Devils

Donate blood with the NJ Devils

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Devils and official health care partner RWJBarnabas Health will host their third annual blood drive in coordination with the American Red Cross. Shooting for a goal of collecting 500 units, the blood drive will take place on Sunday, March 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Prudential Center. […]

Early construction work completed for Portal North Bridge

Early construction work completed for Portal North Bridge

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit, with support from Amtrak, has completed an early action construction contract that included five major construction elements for the Portal North Bridge Replacement Program, according to a Feb. 22 press release from NJ Transit. This contract broke ground in October 2017 and these construction elements were completed in early February […]

County recognizes ‘Essex Five’ for Black History Month

County recognizes ‘Essex Five’ for Black History Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, Feb. 15, at the county’s 16th annual Black History Month celebration, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards to the NAACP Chapters in Essex County — Oranges-Maplewood, Newark, Montclair and Irvington — and the Urban League of Essex County. Known as […]

South Orange-Vailsburg UMC to celebrate BHM

South Orange-Vailsburg UMC to celebrate BHM

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, Feb. 24, the community is invited to the 10 a.m. worship service at the South Orange-Vailsburg United Methodist Church, at the corner of South Orange Avenue and Prospect Street in South Orange. The service will be a celebration of Black History Month and one in which the words of […]

County congratulates Ironbound Community Corp. on 50th anniversary

County congratulates Ironbound Community Corp. on 50th anniversary

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., third from right, presented a proclamation to the Ironbound Community Corp. congratulating the organization on its 50th anniversary. Receiving the proclamation are members of the ICC staff, from left, Rosa Chalquillo, Jesus Romero, Jessica Valladolid, Irenes Arce, Hazel Applewhite, Nancy Zak, Jay W. Walker, Executive Director […]

County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With 88,397 visitors, the 12th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo collected more than 13.5 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys for those in need. “It is humbling to see the large number of items dropped off at the Holiday Lights Spectacular to assist the less […]

New county surrogate discusses his job, values and vision

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

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 […]