DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

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 […]

State honors area veterans for their service

State honors area veterans for their service

EAST ORANGE, NJ — State veterans affairs officials recently recognized 10 area veterans for their service during a ceremony at Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest, based in East Orange, which provides job-training programs and services for people with disabilities, veterans, immigrants and refugees. Joseph Bucco, the state supervisor of Veterans Services in the state Department […]

West Orange student works with Booker

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident Stephen Van Cauwenberge, a junior double major in political science and history at Caldwell University, interned this fall semester in U.S. Sen. Cory Booker’s Newark office. During the summer of 2017, Van Cauwenberge also interned with the West Orange Township Council researching upcoming legislation, including the newly approved […]

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 […]

EO mayor-elect announces formation of transition team

EO mayor-elect announces formation of transition team

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor-elect Ted Green hasn’t missed a beat since winning the municipal election on Tuesday, Nov. 7, with an overwhelming 97 percent of the votes cast. On Thursday, Nov. 9, he hosted a press conference at the 3rd Ward Community Information Center to announce the formation of his official transition team. Green […]

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 […]

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 […]