Essex County announces plans to construct modern Cherry Blossom Welcome Center

Essex County announces plans to construct modern Cherry Blossom Welcome Center

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced Oct. 13 that plans to construct a larger, modern Cherry Blossom Welcome Center in Branch Brook Park are underway. The project includes demolishing the existing Cherry Blossom Welcome Center and replacing it with a new, 11,000-square-foot structure. “Every spring, Branch Brook Park bursts to […]

County announces plans to build bandstand, modernize fields at Brookdale Park

County announces plans to build bandstand, modernize fields at Brookdale Park

BLOOMFIELD / MONTCLAIR, NJ — On Oct. 11, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced two construction projects taking place in Brookdale Park. The first project is the construction of a permanent bandstand and open-air pavilion; the second includes improvements to the four Little League/softball fields and soccer field. “The creation of the bandstand […]

Winners announced for annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest

Winners announced for annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the 10 winners in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Winners were awarded in adult, youth and professional categories. “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Parks Photography Contest and thank all the contestants for sharing […]

Ortiz, Cruz receive 2022 Estrella del Condado de Essex Awards

Ortiz, Cruz receive 2022 Estrella del Condado de Essex Awards

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s annual Latino Heritage Celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Newark. The celebration paid homage to the rich culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to the Spanish-speaking nations of Europe, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. During the […]

Essex County to modernize Francis A. Byrne Golf Course in West Orange

Essex County to modernize Francis A. Byrne Golf Course in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced on Friday, Sept. 30, that a project to modernize Francis A. Byrne Golf Course in West Orange was underway.  “Essex County Francis Byrne Golf Course is known for its historic features and beautiful vistas. The work we are doing will address long-standing issues […]

Properly recycle old computers and unwanted electronics equipment

Properly recycle old computers and unwanted electronics equipment

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County encourages residents to participate in the Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day., sponsored by the county and the Essex County Utilities Authority, on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Essex County Public Works, 99 W. Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “Recycling computer hardware and […]

‘Strut Your Mutt’ returns to Essex County this fall 2022

‘Strut Your Mutt’ returns to Essex County this fall 2022

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County dog owners are invited to display their creativity and participate in “Strut Your Mutt,” the county’s annual canine Halloween costume parade and contest. This year, three parades have been scheduled. Participation is free.  The parades and contests will be held as follows: Saturday, Oct. 22, registration at 9:30 a.m., […]

County announces plans to construct new community center in Irvington Park

County announces plans to construct new community center in Irvington Park

IRVINGTON, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced plans on Friday, Sept. 23, to construct a new 13,000-square-foot community center in Irvington Park. The structure is intended to create modern accommodations for residents to gather and experience the park in a new way, and provide additional space for community groups who regularly […]

Congrats to the winners of the 2022 Essex County Golf Tournament

Congrats to the winners of the 2022 Essex County Golf Tournament

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., center, congratulates the winners of the 2022 Essex County Golf Tournament. William Cannon, left, of Belleville, won the Amateur Division with a three-day score of 215. Tom McDonald, right, of West Caldwell, won the Super Seniors Division with a score of 227. Not pictured is […]