Zoo’s new entrance, train maintenance building complete

Zoo’s new entrance, train maintenance building complete

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that the projects to modernize the public entrance and construct a new train maintenance building at Turtle Back Zoo have been completed. The two projects total approximately $8.6 million of improvements. “We are always looking for ways to improve the experience our visitors have […]

County honors tech school, ECC students for WHM

County honors tech school, ECC students for WHM

NEWARK, NJ — The theme of this Essex County’s annual Women’s History Month Program this year was “Students Achieving Today – Our Leaders of Tomorrow.” During the March 29 event, held at the Hall of Records in Newark, 2019 Essex County Althea Gibson Leadership Awards were presented to Joelissa Ostine, a student at Essex County […]

Student artists celebrated at Hall of Records in Newark

Student artists celebrated at Hall of Records in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Art Educators of New Jersey welcomed 103 students from throughout Essex County to the Hall of Records for the AENJ student art exhibit on March 21. During the month of March, the first-floor lobby of the Hall of Records was transformed into a student […]

County honors Murphy, Sherrill as Irish Persons of the Year

County honors Murphy, Sherrill as Irish Persons of the Year

NEWARK, NJ — At the 16th annual Essex County Irish Heritage Celebration on Friday, March 22, County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. recognized Gov. Phil Murphy as the 2019 Essex County Irishman of the Year and Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill as the 2019 Essex County Irishwoman of the Year. The Irish Heritage event recognizes the impact Irish […]

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 […]