2019 county budget to allocate funds to legal services for ICE detainees

2019 county budget to allocate funds to legal services for ICE detainees

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced that the 2019 Essex County budget will include an allocation of $750,000 to create a Legal Services Fund to provide representation to ICE detainees at the Essex County Correctional Facility. “We are pleased to join with the […]

DiVincenzo signs Project Labor Agreement for parking decks

DiVincenzo signs Project Labor Agreement for parking decks

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and local construction trades unions announced that two project labor agreements were signed on Monday, March 11. The agreements ensure that union members will be hired to work on the development of parking decks at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange and the Essex County […]

12th annual Deer Management Program culls 300 deer

12th annual Deer Management Program culls 300 deer

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, March 12, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that a total of 200 deer and 100 unborn deer were removed from South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation during the 12th annual Deer Management Program. The program was held over 12 days between Jan. 15 and March 5. “Controlling […]

Essex County Parks Dept. wins two awards

Essex County Parks Dept. wins two awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs was presented with two awards of excellence at the annual New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association convention held in Atlantic City on Feb. 26. The awards went to Grover Cleveland Park Playground in Caldwell/Essex Fells and Turtle Back Zoo’s African Adventure […]

DiVincenzo presents 16th annual State of the County Address

DiVincenzo presents 16th annual State of the County Address

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 16th annual State of the County Address on Monday, Feb. 25, in the Essex County Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology in Newark. The multimedia presentation outlined county achievements and improvement projects completed in 2018, highlighted the services and programs offered by Essex […]

NAACP activities inspire resident to keep hope alive

NAACP activities inspire resident to keep hope alive

IRVINGTON, NJ — Former Irvington NAACP President Kathleen Witcher commented on Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo honoring the local civil rights organization and the other members of the “Essex Five” on Friday, Feb. 15, at the 16th annual Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards ceremony in the Leroy F. Smith Public Safety […]

Township receives $414K in CDBG funding

Township receives $414K in CDBG funding

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Feb. 13, it was announced that Essex County will administer a $414,000 grant to West Orange as part of the Community Development Block Grant program; this is the largest award to any individual municipality in Essex County. According to the county, approximately $5.5 million will be distributed to 12 county […]

NAACP and ‘Essex 5’ members honored

NAACP and ‘Essex 5’ members honored

    ESSEX, NJ — Members of the “Essex 5” local civil rights and social and economic justice advocacy groups were honored by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. on Friday, Feb. 15, at the 16th annual Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards ceremony in the Leroy F. Smith Public Safety Building. […]

County recognizes ‘Essex Five’ for Black History Month

County recognizes ‘Essex Five’ for Black History Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, Feb. 15, at the county’s 16th annual Black History Month celebration, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards to the NAACP Chapters in Essex County — Oranges-Maplewood, Newark, Montclair and Irvington — and the Urban League of Essex County. Known as […]

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