DiVincenzo presents 2022 State of the County Address

DiVincenzo presents 2022 State of the County Address

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 2022 State of the County Address at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove on Monday, April 11. Due to the pandemic, this was the first time in two years the State of the County Address was presented. The speech is […]

Essex County announces partnerships with local charitable organizations

Essex County announces partnerships with local charitable organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced on Thursday, April 7, that Essex County is participating in 10 partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Arc of Essex County, New Jersey Children’s Alliance, Stop for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, Arthritis […]

County to host first-ever Essex County Teen Arts Festival

County to host first-ever Essex County Teen Arts Festival

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County is inviting area high school students to participate in the first-ever Essex County Teen Arts Festival devoted to the visual arts. The festival will be held completely online and is free to enter. The deadline to enter is Thursday, April 14. “I am proud of the skill and creativity […]

State kicks off distracted-driving awareness campaign and crackdown

State kicks off distracted-driving awareness campaign and crackdown

TRENTON, NJ — Kicking off National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety recently announced the results of a 2021 study, which found that, at any given time, one in five drivers on selected high-crash corridors in New Jersey were driving while distracted. […]

New Jersey American Water to flush water mains

New Jersey American Water to flush water mains

CAMDEN, NJ — Beginning mid-March and continuing into the fall months, New Jersey American Water will perform the annual flushing of its water distribution system to support the continued provision of high-quality, reliable water service to its customers. “Flushing the system helps to clean out any buildup of mineral deposits and sediment inside the pipes,” […]

Some Essex County towns drawn into new legislative districts

Some Essex County towns drawn into new legislative districts

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Apportionment Commission approved new state legislative maps on Feb. 18, drawing new lines for senate and assembly districts that will go into effect in 2023, after the 2022 election. Delayed because of the pandemic, the newly redrawn districts are the result of the 2020 census results. The commission […]

State awards nearly $16.2 million to reduce waste and promote recycling

State awards nearly $16.2 million to reduce waste and promote recycling

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Murphy administration is awarding nearly $16.2 million in grants to communities across the state to help them enhance waste reduction and recycling programs, a slight increase over the previous year’s total, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced Feb. 24. In Essex County, Belleville will receive $46,277.76; Bloomfield […]

Law enforcement professionals speak at town hall event related to safety in the Jewish community

Law enforcement professionals speak at town hall event related to safety in the Jewish community

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office held a virtual town hall event on Feb. 9 to address safety concerns in the Jewish faith-based community; acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and other ECPO employees discussed threat and risk assessments for Jewish houses of worship and took questions from audience members. […]

Essex County seeks entries for Legacies Writing Contest

Essex County seeks entries for 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 2022 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest.  “Our senior citizens have led interesting lives and I am always […]

Rachel Coalition seeks volunteers for its Court Advocate Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, providing services and support programs for victims of domestic violence in Essex and Morris counties, is seeking volunteers for its Court Advocate Program. This 40-hour, hands-on training program educates participants to assist domestic violence victims with emotional and administrative support […]