Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, the Essex County Division of Community Health, and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual Drug Take Back […]

Roseland police officer faces 21 criminal charges, including sexual assault

Roseland police officer faces 21 criminal charges, including sexual assault

ROSELAND, NJ — A Roseland police officer has been arrested on 21 charges, including aggravated sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a minor and witness tampering, according to a March 31 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.  Richard Haffner, 43, of West Caldwell, was taken into custody on March 31 without incident. He […]

DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, March 23, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. called upon members of Essex County’s federal delegation to urge President Biden to allocate more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Essex County. The letter was sent to U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez; U.S. Reps. Donald Payne Jr., Mikie Sherrill, Albio […]

New Jersey Blood Services announces a blood emergency one year into the pandemic

New Jersey Blood Services announces a blood emergency one year into the pandemic

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Blood Services recently announced a blood shortage in the region, one year after the region was the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic. Before COVID-19, donors could stop by community blood drives at convenient locations like high schools, colleges and offices. It has been one year since these groups had to […]

Alzheimer’s New Jersey to host music workshops for caregivers

ROSELAND, NJ — Alzheimer’s New Jersey is hosting free special interactive “Bring Back the Joy” workshops for Alzheimer’s caregivers on the benefits of engaging people with dementia through music during March, April and May. The next workshop is scheduled for Friday, March 26, at 10 a.m. Essex County caregivers are invited to register for this […]

Newark Museum of Art selects 45 area artists for show

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Museum of Art recently announced the artists whose works will be featured in the upcoming exhibition “2021 New Jersey Arts Annual: ReVision and Respond.” The annual juried exhibition is sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts. The […]

‘Bring Back the Joy’ to those with Alzheimer’s, caregivers

ROSELAND, NJ — Alzheimer’s New Jersey will host free interactive “Bring Back the Joy” workshops for Alzheimer’s caregivers on the benefits of engaging people with dementia through music during October, November and December. Area caregivers can register for any of the seven scheduled one-session workshops via Zoom by going to “Online Education” at www.alznj.org. “Bring […]

Essex County’s 2020 leaf collection schedule

Essex County’s 2020 leaf collection schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County’s 2020 leaf collection schedule for county roads begins at the end of October. Residents whose properties are on county roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb. To organize leaf collection on county roads, Essex County is divided into […]

County recognizes 33 senior artists in annual juried art show

County recognizes 33 senior artists in annual juried art show

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. congratulated 33 Essex County artists who received awards in the 2020 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. This year’s contest was conducted virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic.  “We are proud to have been able to conduct this year’s senior art show virtually, which […]

Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nineteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were murdered in terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa. May we always remember the victims. Below are the Essex County residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks: Cesar A. Alviar, 60, of Bloomfield Sean Booker, […]

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