Essex County commissioners sworn in at 2021 organization meeting

Essex County commissioners sworn in at 2021 organization meeting

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — District 2 Commissioner Wayne Richardson, of Newark, was unanimously elected president of the Essex County Board of County Commissioners — formerly called the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders — and District 5 Commissioner Carlos Pomares, of Bloomfield, was unanimously elected vice president, during the board’s annual reorganization meeting on Jan. […]

Essex County receives and administers first doses of vaccine

Essex County receives and administers first doses of vaccine

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that Essex County has received its first shipment of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 and that the first vaccinations were given on Saturday, Dec. 26. Receiving the first vaccinations were Dr. Lionel Anicette, medical director at the Essex County Correctional Facility; Dr. Naipaul Rambaran, […]

County to open five COVID-19 vaccination sites

County to open five COVID-19 vaccination sites

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced a comprehensive plan to open five COVID-19 vaccination centers in Essex County when the vaccines become available. Residents from each of Essex County’s 22 municipalities will be assigned to a specific site, except residents from Newark, who will be able to get vaccinated at […]

Elected officials urge governor to commit to TCI

Elected officials urge governor to commit to TCI

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — During the pandemic, economic recession and climate crisis, elected officials from across New York and New Jersey are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Gov. Phil Murphy, respectively, to sign a memorandum of understanding that will commit the two states to the Transportation and Climate Initiative by the end of the year, […]

County announces $2M grant program to help mortgage-payers

County announces $2M grant program to help mortgage-payers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County is allocating $2 million for a grant program to help residential property owners from Essex County who have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus and are behind on their mortgage payments. Applications for the Essex County Coronavirus Mortgage Assistance Program are now available at https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/essexcountynj/Participant. Grants will be awarded […]

Officials urge Murphy to join Transportation and Climate Initiative

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — More than 100 elected officials from New Jersey have signed a letter urging Gov. Phil Murphy to join the Transportation and Climate Initiative. In order to mitigate the harms of a warming climate, New Jersey has taken major steps to reduce emissions from the transportation sector, acknowledging that it’s the source […]

County to hold emergency food distributions for Thanksgiving

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present two special Thanksgiving Emergency Food Distribution Events to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus. There will be 1,500 frozen turkeys and boxes of nonperishable food distributed at each event. The program is meant to […]

Freeholders pass resolution supporting Essex-Hudson Greenway Project

Freeholders pass resolution supporting Essex-Hudson Greenway Project

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, Sept. 23, the Essex County Freeholder Board passed a resolution supporting the establishment and construction of the Essex-Hudson Greenway. On its completion, the Essex-Hudson Greenway will be a continuous 11-mile-long, 100-foot-wide outdoor recreation space, spanning eight towns, from Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Belleville, Newark, Kearny and Secaucus to its […]

Historic Ballantine Gates at Branch Brook Park are restored

Historic Ballantine Gates at Branch Brook Park are restored

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced Sept. 25 that the restoration of the historic Ballantine Gates in Branch Brook Park has been completed. The project is part of an ongoing initiative to preserve historic features within the Essex County Parks System and ensure all facilities are safe and up to date. […]

Essex County COVID testing schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced the upcoming schedule of coronavirus testing sites, sponsored by Essex County. The tests are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, visit www.EssexCovid.org or call 973-877-8456. Upcoming testing locations are as follows: Thursday, Oct. 1, from 4 to […]

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