DiVincenzo presents 2021 county budget of $770 million

DiVincenzo presents 2021 county budget of $770 million

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, Jan. 12, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2021 budget of $770 million that addresses the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions, according to a press release from the county. Layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the state’s statutory […]

Area officials express dismay, outrage about Jan. 6 events at the Capitol

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jan. 6, 2021, is a day that will live in infamy. Thousands of individuals, some armed, from across the country stormed the U.S. Capitol looking to halt the certification of the results of the November 2020 presidential election based on unfounded claims of election fraud. These individuals — who have alternatively […]

Essex County receives and administers first doses of vaccine

Essex County receives and administers first doses of vaccine

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that Essex County has received its first shipment of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 and that the first vaccinations were given on Saturday, Dec. 26. Receiving the first vaccinations were Dr. Lionel Anicette, medical director at the Essex County Correctional Facility; Dr. Naipaul Rambaran, […]

County to open five COVID-19 vaccination sites

County to open five COVID-19 vaccination sites

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced a comprehensive plan to open five COVID-19 vaccination centers in Essex County when the vaccines become available. Residents from each of Essex County’s 22 municipalities will be assigned to a specific site, except residents from Newark, who will be able to get vaccinated at […]

COVID numbers rise following holiday

COVID numbers rise following holiday

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The number of coronavirus cases spiked following Thanksgiving, though not as much as was initially feared, thanks to residents being cautious and staying home. As of Dec. 8, New Jersey has seen 371,579 cases of COVID-19 and 15,500 deaths attributed to the virus, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. […]

Murphy administration announces $161 million in grants to 543 municipalities

Murphy administration announces $161 million in grants to 543 municipalities

TRENTON, NJ — On Nov. 18, Gov. Phil Murphy announced $161.25 million in municipal aid grants, with 543 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, demonstrating the Department of Transportation’s commitment to communities. The competitive municipal aid grant program attracted 635 applications from 549 different municipalities […]

County announces $2M grant program to help mortgage-payers

County announces $2M grant program to help mortgage-payers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County is allocating $2 million for a grant program to help residential property owners from Essex County who have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus and are behind on their mortgage payments. Applications for the Essex County Coronavirus Mortgage Assistance Program are now available at https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/essexcountynj/Participant. Grants will be awarded […]

County announces rent aid program for small businesses, nonprofits

County announces rent aid program for small businesses, nonprofits

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County is allocating $9 million to create the Essex County Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant. This grant funding is designed to help small businesses and nonprofit agencies in Essex County that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic pay their rents. Essex County businesses and nonprofit agencies can […]

County cancels 2020 Holiday Lights Spectacular due to COVID

County cancels 2020 Holiday Lights Spectacular due to COVID

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. has announced that the 2020 Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo has been canceled because of the coronavirus. “Because of the pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Holiday Lights Spectacular,” DiVincenzo said. “The lights show has become […]

Winners announced for Essex County canine Halloween costume contests

Winners announced for Essex County canine Halloween costume contests

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. welcomed dog owners and their pets to the annual Essex County Strut Your Mutt canine costume parades and contests at Brookdale Dog Park in Bloomfield/Montclair and Branch Brook Dog Park in Newark on Saturday, Oct, 24, and at Grover Cleveland Park in Caldwell/Essex Fells on […]

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