‘Strut Your Mutt’ returns to Essex County

‘Strut Your Mutt’ returns to Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County dog owners are invited to display their creativity and participate in “Strut Your Mutt,” the county’s annual canine Halloween costume parade and contest. This year, four parades have been scheduled, with the newly-opened Branch Brook Dog Park hosting its first event. Participation is free.  Parade No. 1 will be […]

Locals awarded for their photographs of Essex parks

Locals awarded for their photographs of Essex parks

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the eight winners in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in adult and youth categories and were recognized on Saturday, Sept. 28, during the Fall Family Festival at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. “We congratulate the winners […]

Drive safely on ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day’ — and every day!

Drive safely on ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day’ — and every day!

TRENTON, NJ — The Division of Highway Traffic Safety is calling on drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists in New Jersey to join in a one-day national safety campaign on Thursday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of the more than 35,000 lives lost each year in motor vehicle-related crashes nationwide. “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day,” […]

Properly dispose of your household hazardous waste

Properly dispose of your household hazardous waste

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Essex County Fleet Maintenance Facility, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “There are some materials that should be removed from our regular waste stream because of their hazardous nature. […]

County dedicates memorial plaques along Legends Way

County dedicates memorial plaques along Legends Way

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. dedicated five bronze plaques in honor and memory of Pearl Beatty, Kenneth A. Gibson, Lebby Jones, Trish Morris-Yamba and Ramon Rivera on Sept. 18. Beatty was the first freeholder president under the current form of county government; Gibson was the first black mayor of Newark, serving […]

Essex County remembers 9/11 at Eagle Rock overlook

Essex County remembers 9/11 at Eagle Rock overlook

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County residents gathered at the Eagle Rock Reservation to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. With a view of the New York City skyline in the background, county officials read the names of the 57 area residents who died in the attacks. Among the speakers were Freeholder President […]

Free Senior Wellness Day in Essex County

Free Senior Wellness Day in Essex County

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County senior citizens are invited to attend the 14th annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day, a free event to be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Mountain Recreation Complex, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. “We are planning a fun-filled day of activities […]

County recognizes 27 senior citizens for their artistic talent

County recognizes 27 senior citizens for their artistic talent

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Sept. 12 in the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove, 27 area artists received awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. “I congratulate the winners and all the artists who participated in this year’s Senior Art Show. The talent displayed by our senior artists is […]

Shred papers before recycling and recycle used tires

Shred papers before recycling and recycle used tires

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Public Works will hold a Paper Shredding and Used Tire Recycling Day for county residents on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DPW, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Computer & […]

Essex County towns range far and wide in NJ Monthly ranking

Essex County towns range far and wide in NJ Monthly ranking

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Monthly magazine recently released its biannual list of “the top towns” in the state, ranking each municipality from best place to live to worst place to live based on a number of criteria. In the 2019 list, Essex County ranged the gamut, with two towns in the top 20, […]