County expands coronavirus testing to satellite sites throughout Essex

County expands coronavirus testing to satellite sites throughout Essex

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that Essex County is expanding its COVID-19 testing initiative to include satellite testing sites throughout the county in addition to continuing to operate its drive-through testing center in Weequahic Park in Newark. The satellite sites, which opened May 21, offer saliva tests; the Weequahic […]

County to continue COVID-19 screenings throughout May

County to continue COVID-19 screenings throughout May

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has announced that testing for COVID-19 will continue in Weequahic Park throughout the month of May. The additional dates for May are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, excluding Memorial Day. Screenings are for Essex County residents and are by appointment only. Residents can exhibit symptoms or be asymptomatic. They will […]

Freeholders pass resolution urging Congress to assist local governments

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On April 29, the Essex County Freeholder Board approved a resolution calling on Congress to expedite and pass all upcoming COVID-19 legislation providing financial assistance to county and municipal governments. The freeholder board supported the previously passed CARES Act, which provided financial assistance to individuals, small businesses and state governments. However, […]

Former governor to chair Essex County Civilian Task Force

Former governor to chair Essex County Civilian Task Force

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Former N.J. Gov. James McGreevey was appointed as chairman of the Essex County Civilian Task Force on Thursday, Feb. 27. McGreevey is the first appointment to the task force, which will work with the administration of the Essex County Correctional Facility to address systemic issues at the facility. “We are pleased […]

Gill and Richardson will continue to lead freeholders in 2020

Gill and Richardson will continue to lead freeholders in 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Freeholders Brendan Gill, of Montclair, and Wayne Richardson, of Newark, were unanimously re-elected president and vice president, respectively, of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders during the board’s annual reorganization meeting Jan. 7, at the Hall of Records in Newark. Additionally, Freeholder Romaine Graham was sworn in for her first […]

County approves ordinance to create civilian task force

County approves ordinance to create civilian task force

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — An ordinance forming the Essex County Correctional Facility Civilian Task Force was recently approved, according to a Dec. 12 announcement from Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo and Freeholder President Brendan Gill. Creating the ordinance was a collaborative effort and its adoption allows the process of nominating members to the task force […]

County dedicates memorial plaques along Legends Way

County dedicates memorial plaques along Legends Way

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. dedicated five bronze plaques in honor and memory of Pearl Beatty, Kenneth A. Gibson, Lebby Jones, Trish Morris-Yamba and Ramon Rivera on Sept. 18. Beatty was the first freeholder president under the current form of county government; Gibson was the first black mayor of Newark, serving […]

Essex County remembers 9/11 at Eagle Rock overlook

Essex County remembers 9/11 at Eagle Rock overlook

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County residents gathered at the Eagle Rock Reservation to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. With a view of the New York City skyline in the background, county officials read the names of the 57 area residents who died in the attacks. Among the speakers were Freeholder President […]

Freeholders pass bond ordinance to help Newark solve its water crisis

Freeholders pass bond ordinance to help Newark solve its water crisis

NEWARK, NJ — During an emergency Freeholder meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 27, Essex County Freeholder President Brendan Gill and the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously voted to approve a bond ordinance allocating $120 million dollars, which will enable the city of Newark to expedite the replacement of lead water pipes.  The action supports […]

Gill awarded 2019 Freeholder of the Year award

Gill awarded 2019 Freeholder of the Year award

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders President Brendan Gill, a lifelong Montclair resident, accepted the 2019 Freeholder of the Year award from the New Jersey Conference of Mayors during a special presentation at Livingston Town Hall on July 25. The award was presented by NJCM Legislative Committee Chairman Timothy McDonough, who […]