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 […]

County honors two exceptional Italian-Americans

County honors two exceptional Italian-Americans

NEWARK, NJ — The 2016 Essex County Italian-American Heritage Month observance was held Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the lobby of the Essex County Hall of Records. Decorated in the festive Italian colors of red, white and green, the lobby was a standing-room-only backdrop for the cultural festivities. During the cultural event, Essex County Executive Joseph […]

County announces eight winners in photography contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Eight local residents received awards in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in adult and youth categories and were recognized on Saturday, Sept. 24, during the annual Fall Family Festival at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Parks Photography […]

Craft beer tasting event to benefit the nonprofit Parks Foundation

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Essex County Parks Department invites the public to participate in “Ales N’ Tails Oktoberfest” at the Turtle Back Zoo. Visitors will be able to sample more than 50 craft beers during a festive evening benefiting the Essex County Parks Foundation. “Ales N’ Tails Oktoberfest” will be Saturday, Oct. 1, from […]

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