Moody’s upgrades county’s bond rating to Aa1

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Moody’s Investors Services has improved Essex County’s bond rating to Aa1 with a “Stable Financial Outlook,” according to a recent press release from the county. This represents an upgrade over the previous rating of Aa2 with a “Positive Financial Outlook” that was assigned in March 2016. Since 2003, Essex County’s bond […]

Free business workshop on state contracts and competitive purchasing

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Local business owners are invited to attend a free workshop on state contracts and competitive purchasing on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at McLoone’s Boathouse, 9 Cherry Lane in West Orange. This workshop is hosted by County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., the Board of the Chosen Freeholders, and […]

Sojourn High School graduates seven students

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. congratulated the seven students from Sojourn High School, the alternative school at the Essex County Juvenile Detention Center, for earning their middle school and high school diplomas. Essex County Juvenile Detention Center Director Rev. Dennis Hughes and Sojourn High School Principal Rodney Evans Jenkins presided […]

Whalen takes top angler prize

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., right, congratulates Ben Whalen of Maplewood for catching the most fish in the boys’ under 5 category during the South Mountain Recreation Complex Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 17. Ben was among three boys who caught two fish.

County celebrates Pride Month with awards for activism

County celebrates Pride Month with awards for activism

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Advisory Board hosted the Essex County LGBTQ Pride Month Celebration on Tuesday, June 20. During the ceremony, DiVincenzo presented Pride of Essex County Awards to Czezre Tyrell Adams, an officer with the Newark Police Department; Reginald […]

Irvington celebrates Green’s primary win in Orange

Irvington celebrates Green’s primary win in Orange

IRVINGTON, NJ — The township of Irvington was well-represented at the primary victory party of East Orange City Council Chairman, 3rd Ward Councilman and now Mayor-elect Ted Green at Bella Italia restaurant in Orange on Tuesday, June 6. Green also currently serves as the Irvington Building Department’s director in Mayor Tony Vauss’ administration, in addition […]

County holds Portuguese heritage celebration

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the 2017 Essex County Portuguese Heritage Celebration on Wednesday, June 14. During the program, DiVincenzo presented Star of Essex Awards to Patricia A. Gois, principal of Rafael Hernandez School in Newark, and Manuel Da Silva, vice president of Construction Operations at the New Jersey Schools […]

DiVincenzo receives Clean Communities Vision I Award

DiVincenzo receives Clean Communities Vision I Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey Clean Communities Council has awarded its “Clean Communities Vision I Award” to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. for his ongoing vision to turn ideas into accomplishments. DiVincenzo is the first-ever winner of the Vision I Award, created this year to recognize vision in open space preservation and […]

Two Irvington residents among winners of Senior Legacies Writing Contest

Two Irvington residents among winners of Senior Legacies Writing Contest

IRVINGTON, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior Services recognized the writing talents of eight Essex County residents during the annual Essex County Senior Legacies Writing Contest Celebration Luncheon on Wednesday, May 24. The Legacies Writing Contest encourages Essex senior citizens to write essays about the […]

Town, BOE and county work together for new traffic light

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After years of advocacy by residents, the West Orange Board of Education and township officials, a traffic signal will finally be erected at the busy intersection where Pleasant Valley Way meets Alisa and Lakeview drives. According to the agreement and resolution unanimously passed by the West Orange Township Council on May […]

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