WO Planning Board recommends changes to amphitheater plan

Maplewood officials discuss reservations about project

WO Planning Board recommends changes to amphitheater plan

WEST ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board made seven recommendations to Essex County when the plan for a 500-seat amphitheater was presented at a Jan. 8 courtesy hearing featuring three witnesses and extensive questioning from the public. The Planning Board does not approve or deny county applications; the Board of Chosen […]

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2020 budget of $769.9 million on Jan. 10. According to the county, this budget stabilizes the county’s financial plan and addresses the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions; layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the […]

13th annual deer management program begins in Essex County

13th annual deer management program begins in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. outlined plans for the 2020 Essex County Deer Management Program in South Mountain and Hilltop reservations. This is the 13th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. “Controlling the population by removing deer from […]

Essex County presents boxer Shakur Stevenson with Key to Essex County

Essex County presents boxer Shakur Stevenson with Key to Essex County

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented WBO Featherweight Boxing champion and Newark native Shakur Stevenson with the Key to Essex County during a spirited ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 8. “Shakur Stevenson has dedicated himself to his boxing career, earning accolades at the highest levels — an Olympic silver medal and several […]

Older authors encouraged to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

Older authors encouraged to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services invites Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2020 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Monday, March 16. “Our senior citizens have led […]

Holiday contest helps raise awareness about nature and the environment

Holiday contest helps raise awareness about nature and the environment

ROSELAND, NJ — Residents throughout the county brought stunning entries to the Essex County Environmental Center’s Annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest, which was held Saturday, Dec. 21. All told, there were 35 entries in this year’s contest. “Our Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest is a wonderful project that incorporates our mission to […]

County approves ordinance to create civilian task force

County approves ordinance to create civilian task force

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — An ordinance forming the Essex County Correctional Facility Civilian Task Force was recently approved, according to a Dec. 12 announcement from Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo and Freeholder President Brendan Gill. Creating the ordinance was a collaborative effort and its adoption allows the process of nominating members to the task force […]