Essex County remembers 9/11

Essex County remembers 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seventeen years after the terror attacks at the World Trade Center, Essex County residents gathered at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the nearly 3,000 lives lost in 2001. With a foggy view of the New York City skyline, residents and elected officials read the […]

Menendez visits Irvington church, talks about key concerns  

Menendez visits Irvington church, talks about key concerns  

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez told a packed Christian Pentecostal Church in Irvington on Sunday, Jan. 28, that he remains committed to fighting for the issues that overwhelmingly impact minority communities, including quality education, safe and affordable housing, and criminal justice reform. The senator was joined by Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and the church’s pastor, the […]

DiVincenzo kicks off his re-election campaign

DiVincenzo kicks off his re-election campaign

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Accompanied by elected officials and community leaders from across the state, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., at microphone, kicked off his re-election campaign for Essex County executive in Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Monday, Dec. 11. Among those endorsing DiVincenzo at the event were U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and […]

16 years later, Essex still remembers

Community gathers at Eagle Rock to honor victims of 9/11, thank first responders

16 years later, Essex still remembers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County residents gathered at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange early on Monday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the lives lost 16 years ago in the terror attacks of 2001. While overlooking the New York City skyline, the Essex Remembers ceremony honored the nearly 3,000 people who were killed, 57 of […]

TBA, CRC present discussion with Sen. Menendez

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Temple B’nai Abraham, in collaboration with the Community Relations Committee of Greater MetroWest NJ, will welcome U.S. Sen. Robert “Bob” Menendez on Sunday, April 2, at 1:30 p.m. at the temple, 300 E. Northfield Road, Livingston. Menendez will speak about current issues, including the Middle East. There will be a question-and-answer session […]

Community unites to sing of peace, hope

ECS brings community together in musical unity event

Community unites to sing of peace, hope

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Lifting their voices in songs of hope and solidarity, residents of Maplewood and South Orange joined together as part of the “United We Sing” event hosted Saturday, Feb. 18, by the Social Action Committee of the Ethical Culture Society of Essex County on Prospect Street in Maplewood. The event featured a community […]

U.S. Congress authorizes Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as national priority

U.S. Congress authorizes Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as national priority

RAHWAY, NJ — The U.S. Congress approved the Federal Water Resources Act of 2016 on Saturday, Dec. 10, and sent it to President Barack Obama for signing, according to a release from the Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control The act includes the authorization of the Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as a […]

More than $8 million announced for Winter Storm Jonas recovery efforts

NEWARK, NJ – U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker announced on Friday, Sept. 16, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $8,260,282 in federal funding to New Jersey’s Department of Transportation, in order to reimburse local authorities for snow removal costs accrued during the severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm Jonas […]