DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and Essex County Surrogate Alturrick Kenney were sworn into office during an afternoon inauguration ceremony at Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology on Wednesday, Jan. 2. DiVincenzo was sworn into his fifth term as executive, Fontoura his 10th term as […]

Holiday contest helps raise awareness about nature and the environment

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the children and families who participated in the Essex County Environmental Center’s 14th annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest on Monday, Dec. 17. There were 35 entries in this year’s contest. “Our Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest is a wonderful project […]

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 […]

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 […]

County residents win costume contests at annual ‘Strut Your Mutt’

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 Bloomfield/Montclair and at South Mountain Dog Park in Maplewood/Millburn on Saturday, Oct. 20, and Hilltop Dog Park in North Caldwell on Sunday, […]

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 […]