Turtle Back Zoo receives third consecutive 5-year accreditation from AZA

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo has earned accreditation from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ independent Accreditation Commission, according to a recent press release. Accreditation recognizes an institution’s commitment to providing quality animal care, education programs and promoting conservation. AZA made the announcement during its annual convention on Wednesday, Sept. […]

Senior citizens receive awards for amazing artworks

Senior citizens receive awards for amazing artworks

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. congratulated 28 Essex County artists who received awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show on Aug. 29 at an awards ceremony at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. “I congratulate the winners and all the artists who participated in […]

Essex County annual 9/11 memorial at Eagle Rock

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County will host its annual Sept. 11 ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 8 a.m. — with chamber music playing until 2 p.m. — at the Sept. 11 Memorial in Eagle Rock Reservation off of Eagle Rock Avenue in West Orange. This year’s ceremony, which is held by County Executive […]

Northfield Ave. and Pleasant Valley Way intersection modernized

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced Aug. 25 that the intersection of Northfield Avenue and Pleasant Valley Way/Cherry Lane has been upgraded with new traffic signal equipment and a new design to enhance motor vehicle and pedestrian safety. The work is part of the county’s ongoing initiative to ensure infrastructure […]

ARC of Essex County opens group home in Roseland

ARC of Essex County opens group home in Roseland

ROSELAND, NJ — ARC of Essex County officially opened a group home for disabled, low-income adults in Roseland on Thursday, Aug. 4. The renovation of and programming for the residence was spearheaded by The ARC of Essex County, with the Essex County Division of Housing and Community Development providing funds from its HOME program to […]

County opens two new courtrooms for Essex Vicinage Family Court

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Essex Vicinage assignment Judge Sallyanne Floria announced recently that two new courtrooms for the Superior Court of New Jersey Essex Vicinage Family Court have been completed in the Wilentz Justice Complex in Newark. The courtrooms provide modern, up-to-date accommodations for members of the public coming […]