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 […]

County to construct a new athletic complex at Vailsburg Park

County to construct a new athletic complex at Vailsburg Park

NEWARK, NJ — Construction is underway for a new athletic complex at Vailsburg Park in Newark. The facilities at the complex will become the home fields for the Essex County Schools of Technology athletic teams and will also be open to the public.  “Updating Vailsburg Park with a state-of-the-art complex will provide our student-athletes with […]

Essex County College remembers, honors basketball trailblazer Cleo Hill Sr.

Essex County College remembers, honors basketball trailblazer Cleo Hill Sr.

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County College President Augustine Boakye dedicated the Essex County College Cleo Hill Sr. Physical Education Building on Friday, May 27. A native of Newark, Hill was the first player from a historically black college or university to be drafted by an NBA team […]

Essex County commemorates Memorial Day early at Veterans Memorial Park

Essex County commemorates Memorial Day early at Veterans Memorial Park

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, May 24, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted a Memorial Day ceremony at the Armed Forces Memorial in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park to commemorate Memorial Day. Laying a ceremonial wreath with the county executive were Deputy Chief of Staff William Payne; Commissioner Patricia Sebold; retired Navy and […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, May 17, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its inaugural Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month event. At the event, the board recognized: Allison Ladd, Newark deputy mayor and director of economic and housing development; Vineeta Khanna, vice president of the Livingston Board of Education; South Orange resident […]

Essex County creates Offices of LGBTQ Affairs, names its first director

Essex County creates Offices of LGBTQ Affairs, names its first director

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced the creation of the Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs and introduced Newark resident Reginald Bledsoe as its first director on Friday, May 13. The Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs will support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and provide […]

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