Essex County to hold holiday food distribution event on Dec. 21

Essex County to hold holiday food distribution event on Dec. 21

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Board of County Commissioners will present a holiday emergency food distribution event to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. There will be 1,000 frozen turkeys distributed along with boxes of nonperishable food. The program is meant to benefit families […]

Essex County Correctional Facility policies, procedures to undergo independent review

Essex County Correctional Facility policies, procedures to undergo independent review

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, Dec. 6, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced a joint initiative with the Essex County Correctional Facility Civilian Task Force to review operating procedures at the Essex County Correctional Facility. The review will be undertaken by The Ambrose Group LLC, an independent management consulting organization led by […]

Newark Workforce on Wheels debuts mobile job-training unit

Newark Workforce on Wheels debuts mobile job-training unit

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr., NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo, Essex County Board of County Commissioners President Wayne L. Richardson, Deputy Mayor for Employment & Training Rahaman Muhammad, Newark Municipal Council members and other dignitaries deployed the Newark Workforce on Wheels, […]

Hall of Records in Newark is illuminated in anti-violence message

Hall of Records in Newark is illuminated in anti-violence message

NEWARK, NJ — In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which is commemorated each year on Nov. 25 — the Essex County Hall of Records in Newark was illuminated in orange along with Newark City Hall, the State House in Trenton and many other buildings around the world. The […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate Veterans Day, honor those who served

Essex County commissioners celebrate Veterans Day, honor those who served

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, Nov. 9, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2021 Veterans Day celebration via Zoom. The ceremony, which returned after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, honored the patriotism and sacrifice of the men and women who have served the United States, and recognized specific veterans of […]

County went to the circus in Weequahic Park

County went to the circus in Weequahic Park

NEWARK, NJ — On Oct. 20, Essex County Commissioner President Wayne L. Richardson offered greetings at the Essex County Appreciation Night performance of the UniverSoul Circus show in Newark. That night’s performance was part of a two-week stretch of shows in Weequahic Park and was attended by New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy. The UniverSoul […]

Four new plaques installed along Essex County Legends Way

Four new plaques installed along Essex County Legends Way

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. dedicated four bronze plaques in honor of now-deceased county residents John M. Alati, Wynona Moore Lipman, Casto Maldonado and Calvin D. West on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Alati was a former government official and co-owner of LaGuardia Entertainment; Lipman was the first black woman to serve […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate Italian American Heritage Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate Italian American Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, Oct. 5, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2021 Italian Heritage Celebration via Zoom. The ceremony, which returned after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, is held to celebrate Italian culture and heritage, highlighting the contributions of Italian Americans in Essex County. Commissioner President Wayne L. Richardson […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, Sept. 29, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month celebration via Zoom. The ceremony, which returned after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, celebrates the accomplishments of Hispanic men and women everywhere — highlighting those who have made unique contributions to Essex County. […]

Essex County remembers on 20th anniversary of 9/11

Essex County remembers on 20th anniversary of 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center with a ceremony at Eagle Rock Reservation, at which the names of the 57 county residents who died in the attacks were read. Among the speakers were Deborah Calimano, a flight attendant with United Airlines; […]

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