Molotov cocktail hurled at Bloomfield synagogue; Clifton man arrested

Molotov cocktail hurled at Bloomfield synagogue; Clifton man arrested

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Sunday, Jan. 29 — just two days after International Holocaust Remembrance Day — antisemitism was on clear display in Essex County, when an unknown individual hurled a Molotov cocktail at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield. A Passaic County man was arrested Feb. 1 for the crime, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger […]

County distributes $5.8M in CDBG funding to towns, organizations

County distributes $5.8M in CDBG funding to towns, organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced Jan. 19 that $5.88 million will be distributed to 10 Essex County municipalities and 28 community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant and the Emergency Solutions Grant programs. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

Locust Avenue Bridge replacement in Bloomfield is completed

Locust Avenue Bridge replacement in Bloomfield is completed

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Thursday, Jan. 12, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced that the project to replace the Locust Avenue Bridge in Bloomfield with a new structure has been completed. The bridge modernization was included in a larger project to replace four culverts and bridges throughout Essex County to modernize infrastructure and […]

DiVincenzo presents 2023 Essex County budget of $885.4M

DiVincenzo presents 2023 Essex County budget of $885.4M

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Jan. 11, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2023 county budget of $885.4 million that includes a 1.5-percent property increase and addresses the challenges incurred by the ongoing national economic conditions and rising costs due to inflation, according to a press release from the county. DiVincenzo has […]

Richardson, Pomares reelected president, VP of ECBCC for 2023

Richardson, Pomares reelected president, VP of ECBCC for 2023

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Jan. 4, District 2 Commissioner Wayne L. Richardson, of Newark, and District 5 Commissioner Carlos M. Pomares, of Bloomfield, were unanimously reelected president and vice president, respectively, of the Essex County Board of County Commissioners during the board’s 2023 reorganization meeting. All members of the board were in attendance as […]

DiVincenzo sworn into his sixth term as Essex County executive

DiVincenzo sworn into his sixth term as Essex County executive

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., left, recites the oath of office as he is sworn into his sixth term as executive by New Jersey and Essex County Democratic Committee Chairperson LeRoy Jones, right, on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Holding the Bible are Gov. Phil Murphy, second from left, and DiVincenzo’s son […]

Annual deer management program to commence in South Mountain, Hilltop reservations

Annual deer management program to commence in South Mountain, Hilltop reservations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. recently outlined plans for the 2023 Essex County deer management program in South Mountain and Hilltop reservations. This is the 13th time the program is being held and first time in two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is geared toward revitalizing […]

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