Essex senior citizens invited to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior Services invite Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period in their life to the 2019 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Friday, March […]

Take a holiday candlelight tour of Kip’s Castle

VERONA, NJ — Take a holiday candlelight tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle, 22 Crestmont Road in Verona, to view the stained glass Tiffany windows and learn the history of this hidden gem. Tours will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27; Fridays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28; […]

County to hold annual sustainable gingerbread house contest

ROSELAND, NJ — This December, participate in the 2018 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Ave. in Roseland. The contest is free and there are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 1, and all entries must […]

County hosts ninth annual Veterans Day observance

NEWARK, NJ — At the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance in Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., joined by 11th Congressional District Congresswoman-elect Mikie Sherrill, a veteran herself, presented an Essex County Community Star Award to William D. Squires, a U.S. Navy and […]

County honors residents of Italian-American heritage

NEWARK, NJ — For the 2018 Essex County Italian-American Heritage Month celebration on Friday, Oct. 19, the lobby of the Essex County Hall of Records was decorated in the festive Italian colors of red, white and green. The lobby was a standing-room only backdrop for the cultural event, at which Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo […]

Area shutterbugs take home awards for photographing county parks

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the nine winners in the Anual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in Adult and Youth categories and were recognized on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Parks […]

Recycle your used tires with the county

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Public Works invites Essex County residents to bring used and unwanted tires to the Essex County Used Tire Recycling Day on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the county DPW office, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “We are always looking […]

Homeward Bound Walk exceeds goals in support of CASA

WEST ORANGE, NJ — CASA for Children of Essex County held its third annual Homeward Bound Walk on Oct. 14 at the Clipper Pavilion at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange. The walk serves as a way to raise both awareness and funding for the county’s court-appointed special advocates program. CASA for Children […]

‘Strut Your Mutt’ through Essex County this spooky season

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County invites area dog owners to display their creativity and participate in “Strut Your Mutt,” the county’s annual canine Halloween costume parade and contest. This year, three parades have been scheduled, with the newly-opened Essex County Hilltop Dog Park hosting its first event. Participation is free. The costume parades and […]

Jewish Vocational Service to brief businesses on new state labor laws

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest will offer a one-time seminar to help brief New Jersey’s small businesses on new workplace laws, which may affect businesses, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at 354 Eisenhower Parkway, Plaza 1, Suite 2150, Livingston. The seminar is for business owners, human resources specialists, […]