Essex County presents 2017 budget proposal

NEWARK, NJ – On Wednesday, Jan. 11, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2017 budget of $715.3 million. This budget is intended to stabilize the county’s financial plan and address challenges caused by ongoing national economic deficits. Layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the state’s statutory deadline […]

Turtle Back Zoo announces new attendance record

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, Dec. 21, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. welcomed the Vickers family from Bloomfield as the 755,240th visitors to Turtle Back Zoo during 2016. This breaks the annual attendance record set last year and is the 12th consecutive year that a new annual attendance record has been established. “We […]

County presents awards in gingerbread contest

ROSELAND, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the children and families who participated in the Essex County Environmental Center’s 12th annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest on Tuesday, Dec. 20. There were 37 entries in this year’s contest. “Our Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest is a wonderful project […]

County, town officials meet to improve Riker Hill in Livingston

County, town officials meet to improve Riker Hill in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., third from left, met with Livingston Mayor Al Anthony, fourth from left, and members of the Livingston Township Council on Wednesday, Dec. 28, to discuss enhancing the aesthetics, public access and passive recreation opportunities at Riker Hill Art Park in Livingston. During the meeting, the DiVincenzo […]

County honors veterans in ceremony

County honors veterans in ceremony

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County presented the seventh annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance in Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Thursday, Nov. 10. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. recognized county employees Michael Festa, a U.S. Army veteran, and Clarence Jackson, a U.S. Navy veteran, with Essex County Community Star Awards. […]

Essex, Turtle Back Zoo partner with Sea Turtle Recovery Group

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County recently announced a partnership with the nonprofit Sea Turtle Recovery from Northfield, N.J., to operate the Prudential Sea Turtle Recovery Center at Turtle Back Zoo. Currently under construction, the Sea Turtle Recovery Center is the first facility of its kind in New Jersey and will enable Turtle Back to […]

Annual ‘Strut Your Mutt’ returns to county

Update: Due to the forecast of rain, these two events have been moved to Sunday, Oct. 23. MONTCLAIR / MAPLEWOOD / MILLBURN, NJ — Essex County dog owners are invited to display their creativity and participate in Strut Your Mutt, Essex County’s annual Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest. This year, two parades have been […]

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