Mother Nature brings unicorns to county costume contest

Mother Nature brings unicorns to county costume contest

MAPLEWOOD / MILLBURN, NJ — West Orange resident Leslie Fleisher, center, and her dogs, Jamie, Lexi and Zelda, who were dressed as Mother Nature and three unicorns, won Best in Show at the Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contest in the South Mountain Dog Park on Oct. 26. Paying their respects to […]

Area dogs take a stroll in the Hundred Acre Wood at costume contest

Area dogs take a stroll in the Hundred Acre Wood at costume contest

MAPLEWOOD / MILLBURN, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., center, enjoys the Hundred Acre Wood with Joseph Crystal, from Maplewood, and his friends, with their dogs, Dot, Bowie, Esme, Sophie, Nesta and Clyde, who were dressed as characters from Winnie the Pooh at the Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contest […]

Weiss family conquers the Wild West at canine costume contest

Weiss family conquers the Wild West at canine costume contest

BLOOMFIELD / MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Weiss family of South Orange and their dog, Sierra, won third place in the Group Costume category at the Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contest in Brookdale Dog Park on Oct. 16. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., right, congratulates them on their creative Wild West […]

Plaque at TBZ dedicated to John Doeffinger

Plaque at TBZ dedicated to John Doeffinger

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. dedicated a memorial plaque in honor of the late John P. Doeffinger, a longtime member of the volunteer docent organization at Turtle Back Zoo and president of the Zoological Society of New Jersey, the fundraising arm of the zoo. The plaque is located on the […]

Municipalities, school districts participate in pooled equipment leasing

Municipalities, school districts participate in pooled equipment leasing

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The municipalities of Irvington, Roseland and West Caldwell and the public school districts in Belleville, Cedar Grove and Livingston are participating in the Essex County Pooled Government Equipment Leasing Program to purchase approximately $11.9 million of new equipment, according to an Oct. 21 press release from the county. This new program […]

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will hold a Fall Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26. Twenty-one police departments in Essex County have free and anonymous collection sites where residents can drop off old and unwanted prescription medications. The event is co-sponsored by the Essex County Division of Community Health, the Federal Drug […]

WOCC meeting for small business owners

WOCC meeting for small business owners

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Essex County Office of Small Business Development and Affirmative Action, will host a lunch and learn workshop for small business owners from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. Lunch will be […]

Recycle old computers and unwanted electronics equipment

Recycle old computers and unwanted electronics equipment

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, sponsored by the county and the Essex County Utilities Authority, will be Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Essex County Fleet Maintenance Facility, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “Recycling computer hardware and electronic devices helps remove […]

County to repair Tulip Springs Bridge

County to repair Tulip Springs Bridge

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., center, announced that work to repair the Tulip Springs Bridge in the South Mountain Reservation started Sept. 30. Built in 1920, the historic structure is undergoing a renovation. During construction, the roadway leading to the Tulip Springs picnic area will remain open.  Displaying an artist’s […]