County installs new traffic signals at intersections in Belleville, Irvington

County installs new traffic signals at intersections in Belleville, Irvington

BELLEVILLE / IRVINGTON, NJ — New traffic signal equipment was recently installed at two intersections along Franklin Avenue in Belleville and two intersections along Springfield Avenue in Irvington. The improvements are part of a $6 million project to upgrade nine intersections throughout Essex County.  The two intersections in Belleville are the intersection of Franklin Avenue […]

Essex County tech students accepted into top colleges, universities

Essex County tech students accepted into top colleges, universities

NEWARK, NJ — Students from the Essex County Schools of Technology District were recently recognized for being accepted into some of the most prestigious colleges and universities. The students and the schools they will be attending this fall are: seated, from left, Donald Payne School of Technology students Michelle Ofosu-Morrison who will be attending Amherst […]

First Tee program opens at Hendricks Field in Belleville

First Tee program opens at Hendricks Field in Belleville

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced the opening of The First Tee Learning Center at Hendricks Field Golf Course in Belleville on Wednesday, June 15. The new facility, designed specifically for youth, includes a three-hole practice course and 4,000-square-foot building that enables the program to operate year-round. The First Tee […]

Essex County unveils new traffic signals at two Bloomfield intersections

Essex County unveils new traffic signals at two Bloomfield intersections

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — New traffic signal equipment was installed at the intersections of Bloomfield Avenue and Municipal Plaza and Bloomfield Avenue and Grove Street in Bloomfield. The improvements are part of a $6 million project to upgrade nine intersections throughout Essex County.  “Traveling along county roads and through these intersections are part of our daily […]

County to construct a new athletic complex at Vailsburg Park

County to construct a new athletic complex at Vailsburg Park

NEWARK, NJ — Construction is underway for a new athletic complex at Vailsburg Park in Newark. The facilities at the complex will become the home fields for the Essex County Schools of Technology athletic teams and will also be open to the public.  “Updating Vailsburg Park with a state-of-the-art complex will provide our student-athletes with […]

Essex County College remembers, honors basketball trailblazer Cleo Hill Sr.

Essex County College remembers, honors basketball trailblazer Cleo Hill Sr.

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County College President Augustine Boakye dedicated the Essex County College Cleo Hill Sr. Physical Education Building on Friday, May 27. A native of Newark, Hill was the first player from a historically black college or university to be drafted by an NBA team […]

Essex County honors local leaders at Jewish Heritage Celebration

Essex County honors local leaders at Jewish Heritage Celebration

NEWARK, NJ — The annual Essex County Jewish Heritage Celebration on Tuesday, May 31, recognized the influence and positive impact that Jewish people have had, and continue to have, on the economy and culture of Essex County. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented Star of Essex Awards to Essex County […]

Belleville youngster wins third place in recycling art contest

Belleville youngster wins third place in recycling art contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. congratulates Sabrina Palmer, of Belleville, for winning third place in the K-to-fourth-grade category in the second G’ART’bage Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center on Monday, May 23. The contest encouraged participants to create pieces of art using recycled or reused items. The artwork was […]

First fish honors go to Irvington youth at fishing derby

First fish honors go to Irvington youth at fishing derby

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Charles Tolson, of Irvington, caught the first fish in the boys category at the Essex County Fishing Derby at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange on Thursday, May 26. He caught the first fish at 6:01 p.m. Congratulating him are Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., left, and […]

Fisherwoman from Orange impresses with six fish at derby

Fisherwoman from Orange impresses with six fish at derby

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kaila Weathers, of Orange, caught most fish in the girls 6-10 age category at the Essex County Fishing Derby at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange on Thursday, May 26. She caught six fish. Congratulating her are Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., left, and Essex County Deputy […]

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