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 […]

Bright futures ahead for SHU MLK scholars

Bright futures ahead for SHU MLK scholars

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University welcomed its baccalaureate class as the newest group of alumni on May 21, including eight scholars from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Program. “We create an environment where students can deliver quality programming on campus, as well as design programs for elementary and middle school populations […]

Mylar balloons can cause fires and power outages

NEWARK, NJ — A little sparkle and glitz in your party decorations can help make that graduation or Memorial Day celebration memorable but keeping balloons away from power lines is essential to public safety. PSE&G reminds customers that proper handling and disposal of Mylar balloons prevents them from drifting into power lines and causing power […]

A dozen arrested following narcotics investigation

A dozen arrested following narcotics investigation

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced May 19 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, along with local, state and federal agencies, executed seven search warrants during the week of May 13 in Newark, East Orange and Irvington and recovered […]

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