Countywide Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

Countywide Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health, along with Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., joined with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chiefs Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to hold Drug Take Back Day and […]

County to partner with local charitable organizations

County to partner with local charitable organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced April 8 that the county is participating in 11 special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, STOP for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the […]

JFS of MetroWest to participate in Cooking Companion Program

JFS of MetroWest to participate in Cooking Companion Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ is proud to be participating in Cooking Companions in collaboration with eight other JFS agencies in New Jersey. The program is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is a yearlong program serving seniors in Essex County. The Cooking Companions program matches adult volunteers […]

Planning begins for Malcolm X Shabazz HS MegaClassReunion

Planning begins for Malcolm X Shabazz HS MegaClassReunion

NEWARK, NJ — Jacqueline Graham is chairman of the MegaClassReunion on Friday, Nov. 29, that hosts all former students of Malcolm X Shabazz High School, formerly South Side, in Newark. She heads the plans for a time of fond memories and renewal of friendships and school spirit that attracted 500 attendees in 2017. Aboard with […]

Essex County buyback takes 332 guns off streets

Essex County buyback takes 332 guns off streets

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Essex County Bar Association President Raj Gadhok recently announced that the organizations’ one-day gun buyback on March 30 took out of circulation 332 guns, ranging from assault weapons to pistols. “While a single gun buyback is not going to end violent crime, we […]

County honors tech school, ECC students for WHM

County honors tech school, ECC students for WHM

NEWARK, NJ — The theme of this Essex County’s annual Women’s History Month Program this year was “Students Achieving Today – Our Leaders of Tomorrow.” During the March 29 event, held at the Hall of Records in Newark, 2019 Essex County Althea Gibson Leadership Awards were presented to Joelissa Ostine, a student at Essex County […]

100 percent pass rate for first phase of training program

100 percent pass rate for first phase of training program

NEWARK, NJ — All 14 assistant conductors who enrolled in NJ Transit’s pilot conductor-to-engineer training program have successfully completed classroom instruction and testing, according to a March 29 press release. The first class of its kind at NJ Transit, 100 percent of the assistant conductors will be moving onto phase two to begin on-the-job training […]

Authorities seek help from public to identify man

Authorities seek help from public to identify man

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens announced March 29 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking help from the public in identifying the man in the accompanying photos. He is a person of interest in the connection with the March 17 murder of Deante Barr. Barr was fatally shot at approximately […]

NJ Transit announces more than $800M in upcoming contracting work

NJ Transit announces more than $800M in upcoming contracting work

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit hosted a packed event with prime contractors, small businesses and disadvantaged business enterprises, or DBEs, on March 25, showcasing upcoming capital construction projects, and opportunities to connect and do business with the agency. Approximately 150 people attended the event to learn more about more than $800 million in contracting opportunities […]

Student artists celebrated at Hall of Records in Newark

Student artists celebrated at Hall of Records in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Art Educators of New Jersey welcomed 103 students from throughout Essex County to the Hall of Records for the AENJ student art exhibit on March 21. During the month of March, the first-floor lobby of the Hall of Records was transformed into a student […]

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