DiVincenzo joins with Latino clergy to raise vaccine awareness

DiVincenzo joins with Latino clergy to raise vaccine awareness

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced a partnership with Latino clergy members to encourage residents in black and brown communities to receive the COVID-19 vaccination during a press conference at the Essex County COVID-19 vaccination center at Essex County College in Newark. Joining the county executive at the event were […]

2021 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival to be held virtually

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. has announced that the 2021 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival at Branch Brook Park in Newark will be held virtually because of the ongoing conditions created by the pandemic. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is the premiere sponsor of the virtual festival. […]

Spring holiday emergency food distribution event in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County will present a special spring holiday emergency food distribution event to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus. There will be 1,000 frozen turkeys and boxes of nonperishable food distributed at the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center in Branch Brook Park in Newark on Thursday, April 1, at 9 a.m. The […]

DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, March 23, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. called upon members of Essex County’s federal delegation to urge President Biden to allocate more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Essex County. The letter was sent to U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez; U.S. Reps. Donald Payne Jr., Mikie Sherrill, Albio […]

Queen Latifah returns to Essex County to promote COVID-19 vaccinations

Queen Latifah returns to Essex County to promote COVID-19 vaccinations

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka welcomed Queen Latifah, star of the CBS drama “The Equalizer,” at the county’s COVID-19 vaccination center at Essex County College on March 9. During the visit, Queen Latifah talked about why it is important to receive the COVID vaccination. “Queen Latifah […]

South Orange to reimagine policing in Essex County pilot program

South Orange to reimagine policing in Essex County pilot program

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange has announced the launch of “Community Care & Justice.” Initiated by Village President Sheena Collum, Community Care & Justice is a collaboration between the South Orange community, Seton Hall University and Essex County. The program, announced in a special town hall meeting on March 7 that sought input from […]

ECPO, NOBLE hold 10th annual Black History Month Program

ECPO, NOBLE hold 10th annual Black History Month Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Feb. 24, Essex County prosecutors held their 10th annual Black History Month Program via Zoom. As in past years, the 2021 program was co-sponsored by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers.  Anthony Johnson, a veteran journalist from WABC–TV in New York, served as keynote speaker. Joining Johnson and […]

County electronics recycling event expanded to two days

County electronics recycling event expanded to two days

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County residents are encouraged to participate in the Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, sponsored by the county and the Essex County Utilities Authority. The event was expanded to two days because it was canceled in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. The recycling event will be Friday, […]

Strut your mutt this October

Strut your mutt this October

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County dog owners are invited to display their creativity and participate in Strut Your Mutt, Essex County’s annual Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, pre-registration of all entries is required; there will be no in-person registration on the day of the parades. To register, visit […]

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