Essex County commissioners hold annual Hispanic Heritage Month event

Essex County commissioners hold annual Hispanic Heritage Month event

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its annual Hispanic Heritage Month event to celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic men and women everywhere and honor outstanding county citizens for their contributions both to the county and society as a whole. This year, the board recognized Newark Councilman […]

State purchases land for Essex-Hudson Greenway

State purchases land for Essex-Hudson Greenway

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In a major milestone in the long-sought effort to create a multiuse recreational trail spanning Essex and Hudson counties, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Sept. 15 that the state has successfully acquired the inactive Norfolk Southern Railway Co. railway that stretches nearly 9 miles from Montclair to Jersey City, passing through Glen […]

Pomares joins Caldwell University board of trustees

Pomares joins Caldwell University board of trustees

CALDWELL, NJ — Essex County Board of County Commissioners Vice President Carlos Pomares has been appointed as a member of the Caldwell University board of trustees.  “Carlos’ expertise as an administrator for nonprofit organizations and government along with his passion for encouraging young people to pursue their goals will be of great benefit to our […]

Essex County to replace Lakeside Avenue culvert over Wigwam Brook

Essex County to replace Lakeside Avenue culvert over Wigwam Brook

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced Monday, Aug. 8, that work has started to replace the Lakeside Avenue culvert over the Wigwam Brook in West Orange.  “Our communities depend on county roads and bridges to get to work, go to school and go about their daily routines. We are […]

Essex County commissioners to create Anti-Gun Violence Committee

Essex County commissioners to create Anti-Gun Violence Committee

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Commissioner President Wayne L. Richardson announced the upcoming formation of a new Anti-Gun Violence Committee dedicated to addressing gun violence in Essex County. Commissioner Brendan W. Gill will chair this new committee, which plans to meet with local anti-gun violence advocacy groups, legislators and others in an effort to […]

Essex County commissioners honor local NJAC scholarship winners

Essex County commissioners honor local NJAC scholarship winners

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of County Commissioners recently honored Jason Fernandez, of Bloomfield; Egypt Pringle, of Belleville; and Victor Lebron and Ashley Sanchez, both of Newark, for being named the Essex County recipients of the 2022 Scholarship Program Award from the New Jersey Association of Counties Foundation. The scholarship awards recognize distinguished […]

NJ leaders speak out against reversal of Roe v. Wade

NJ leaders speak out against reversal of Roe v. Wade

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that upheld the constitutional right to abortion. In general, this decision was met with support from Republicans and outcry from Democrats. Those who support the decision say that this new ruling will save unborn […]

Towns celebrate Juneteenth with art, fellowship and pride

Towns celebrate Juneteenth with art, fellowship and pride

NEWARK, NJ — The Irvington High School marching band, the East Orange Silver Steppers and dancers from Concepts in Choreography in Orange performed at the Essex County Commissioners’ inaugural Juneteenth Jam, celebrating the holiday that was signed into law by President Joe Biden last year to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, […]

County installs new traffic signals at intersections in Belleville, Irvington

County installs new traffic signals at intersections in Belleville, Irvington

BELLEVILLE / IRVINGTON, NJ — New traffic signal equipment was recently installed at two intersections along Franklin Avenue in Belleville and two intersections along Springfield Avenue in Irvington. The improvements are part of a $6 million project to upgrade nine intersections throughout Essex County.  The two intersections in Belleville are the intersection of Franklin Avenue […]

Essex County commissioners to host Juneteenth Jam

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of County Commissioners will host its inaugural Juneteenth Jam, celebrating Juneteenth as a national holiday, on Thursday, June 16, at noon at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building, 495 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Newark. This event will celebrate the traditions and recognize the […]

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