County announces inaugural appointments to ECCF Civilian Task Force

County announces inaugural appointments to ECCF Civilian Task Force

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County officials have appointed the nine inaugural members to the newly formed Essex County Correctional Facility Civilian Task Force. The appointments were made during the freeholders’ June 10 meeting. “Even though we have been responding to the coronavirus for the past five months, the creation of the civilian task force […]

Freeholders demand release of detainees held solely due to immigration status

Freeholders demand release of detainees held solely due to immigration status

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On June 10, Essex County Freeholder President Brendan Gill and the Board of Chosen Freeholders approved a resolution demanding the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement promptly grant the release of all detainees currently incarcerated due solely to their immigration status. The Essex County Correctional Facility has housed […]

Nutley to hold coronavirus memorial service

Nutley to hold coronavirus memorial service

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley Clergy Fellowship will hold a memorial service for those who have been lost in the Nutley community to the coronavirus and other causes during the pandemic. The ceremony will be Sunday, June 14, at 7 p.m. in front of Town Hall.  The service will begin with the ringing of the […]

Nutley Board of Commissioners addresses death of George Floyd

Nutley Board of Commissioners addresses death of George Floyd

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley Board of Commissioners, along with Nutley Police Chief Thomas Strumolo, released the following statement on June 2 to express condolences to everyone aggrieved by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn.: “We, like so many others, have watched the disturbing video of George Floyd’s arrest in Minneapolis, which led […]

Schools community embraces Mindful Mondays

Schools community embraces Mindful Mondays

NUTLEY, NJ — The chief mandate of schools is to educate children, but education comes in many forms and can apply to various parts of a child. In addition to learning history and math, students also learn how to be civic-minded, compassionate, self-regulating and everything that will help them be successful, both academically and emotionally, […]

DiVincenzo, 17 mayors express support for Murphy budget plan

DiVincenzo, 17 mayors express support for Murphy budget plan

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced his support of Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposal to borrow $9 billion from the U.S. Federal Reserve to balance the state budget. On Friday, May 29, DiVincenzo sent a letter of support to the governor; the letter was also signed by 17 Essex County mayors. […]

County to distribute food June 4 to those in need

County to distribute food June 4 to those in need

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County will present an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, June 4, at 10 a.m. at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange, to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been forced […]