Final stage of Newark Lead Service Line Replacement Program announced

NEWARK, NJ — One year after putting to work a $120 million bond from Essex County and joined by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and a group of city, state and county officials, Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced that the Newark Lead Service Line Replacement Program had reached its final stage, with nearly […]

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County’s “Essex Remembers” ceremony couldn’t draw the crowd it normally draws to the Eagle Rock Reservation this Sept. 11 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the county was still able to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. A livestream allowed those who normally […]

Essex County 9/11 remembrance ceremony to be livestreamed

Essex County 9/11 remembrance ceremony to be livestreamed

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual “Essex County Remembers,” a solemn ceremony at the Essex County Eagle Rock Sept. 11th Memorial that will mark the 19th anniversary of the tragedies in New York; Washington, D.C.; and Pennsylvania, will be held remotely and livestreamed on the Essex County website and social media channels. Eagle Rock Reservation […]

Towns each receive $150K grant for park improvements

Towns each receive $150K grant for park improvements

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has awarded $3.15 million in Local Aid grants to 21 municipalities in Essex County, with each town receiving $150,000. The funds came from the Essex County Recreation and Open Space Trust Fund and will be used to improve municipal playgrounds, recreation and athletic facilities, community swimming pools and parks […]

Moody’s reaffirms Essex County’s Aaa rating

Moody’s reaffirms Essex County’s Aaa rating

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed Essex County’s Aaa rating with a stable outlook in a review released on Thursday, Aug. 13. “When it became apparent back in January that the coronavirus would be a reality in our lives, we began planning not only […]

County dedicates new DFAB headquarters

County dedicates new DFAB headquarters

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County officially dedicated the new Essex County Division of Family Assistance and Benefits — formerly the Division of Welfare — at 320 and 321 University Ave. in Newark on Monday, July 27. The 150,000 square feet of renovated office space provides employees and clients with modern and more welcoming accommodations.  “We […]

Seniors invited to submit art to county show

Seniors invited to submit art to county show

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — All non-professional and professional senior citizen artists residing in Essex County are invited to participate in the 2020 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show and Exhibition. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s competition will be held virtually. The deadline to submit artwork is Monday, Aug. 24. “Essex County has […]

Restoration of Essex County Riverbank Park Community Center is complete

Restoration of Essex County Riverbank Park Community Center is complete

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced Aug. 3 that the project to restore and modernize the Essex County Riverbank Park Community Center has been completed. A focal point for recreation and academic enrichment before the pandemic, the one-story building was severely damaged by a fire in 2018. “We are pleased to […]

Bank becomes official sponsor of Turtle Back Junction

Bank becomes official sponsor of Turtle Back Junction

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced a long-term partnership agreement with Investors Bank for the bank to become the official sponsor of the miniature train ride at Turtle Back Zoo. In addition, the county executive announced that improvements to make the Turtle Back Junction train station more handicapped-accessible have been […]

Watsessing Park gets synthetic grass on soccer and lacrosse field, lawn bowling green

Watsessing Park gets synthetic grass on soccer and lacrosse field, lawn bowling green

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On July 21, county and municipal officials joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. to celebrate that the lacrosse and soccer field and lawn bowling green in Watsessing Park were resurfaced with a new synthetic grass surface. “The improvements to the soccer and lacrosse field and the lawn bowling green exemplify our […]

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