NEWARK, NJ — On June 7, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez recognized 19 bright, young New Jerseyans, whom he nominated and were all accepted this year into the four U.S. military service academies. From Essex County were West Orange’s Vanessa Lettman, a student at West Orange High School; Belleville’s James Cruz, a student at Saint Peter’s […]
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 […]
How did West Orange vote in the Nov. 6 general election?
WEST ORANGE, NJ — After nearly a month of waiting with bated breath, Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin has certified the county’s results from the Nov. 6 election. In addition to answers about how each town voted in myriad elections, there is now a final answer as to who won the very close Board of […]
How did South Orange and Maplewood vote on Nov. 6?
SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After nearly a month of waiting with bated breath, Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin has certified the county’s results from the Nov. 6 election. In addition to answers about how each town voted in myriad elections, there is now a final answer as to who won the very close […]
IRVINGTON, NJ — Ed Kaiser, a Navy veteran and member of Camptown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1941, joined fellow veterans Clifford Beckley and Cheryl Turner on Friday, Oct. 26, at VFW Post 493 in Nutley to participate in Sen. Bob Menendez’ re-election campaign event for veterans. Menendez, a Democrat who is running a closely […]
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 […]
MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As part of his New Jersey job tour to gather information about employment in the state, N.J. Sen. Robert Menendez met with Jonah and Ellen Zimiles, owners of Words Bookstore in Maplewood, and other parents of children with autism, on July 2 at the bookstore. Words runs a job-training program for individuals […]
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 […]
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 […]
Community gathers at Eagle Rock to honor victims of 9/11, thank first responders
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 […]