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 […]

Commissioners hold 18th annual ‘Essex County Celebrates Youth’ event

Commissioners hold 18th annual ‘Essex County Celebrates Youth’ event

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, April 26, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2022 “Essex County Celebrates Youth” event via Zoom. The event is held yearly to acknowledge outstanding young people throughout the county who have accomplished and contributed a great deal early in their lives. This year the board recognized: […]

Verona student wins Branch Brook Park essay contest

Verona student wins Branch Brook Park essay contest

NEWARK, NJ — Emmalene Holland, front, of Verona, is celebrated for winning the fourth-grade essay contest “Why Essex County Branch Brook Park is Special to Me” by, from left, Essex County Parks Director Dan Salvante, Deputy Parks Director Kate Hartwyk, Commissioner Patricia Sebold, Sheriff Armando Fontoura, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and Japanese […]

DiVincenzo presents 2022 State of the County Address

DiVincenzo presents 2022 State of the County Address

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 2022 State of the County Address at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove on Monday, April 11. Due to the pandemic, this was the first time in two years the State of the County Address was presented. The speech is […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate Women’s History Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate Women’s History Month

NEWARK, NJ — On March 31, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners virtually held its Women’s History Month celebration via Zoom, recognizing the accomplishments of four outstanding Essex County women, while honoring the contributions of all women to society as a whole.  “Whether we are reflecting on the life of the recently deceased Madeleine […]

UTI Bloomfield hosts grand opening of its welding program

UTI Bloomfield hosts grand opening of its welding program

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Universal Technical Institute’s Bloomfield campus leadership joined elected officials from Essex County, instructors, employers and students to celebrate the recent opening of UTI’s Welding Technology Training Program. The 36-week program teaches students the soft and hard skills they need for welding in careers in industries ranging from automotive fabrication to construction. “Welding […]

Essex County commissioners to honor outstanding women

Essex County commissioners to honor outstanding women

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of County Commissioners will host its 2022 Women’s History Month celebration on Thursday, March 31, at 6 p.m. At this event, the commissioners will recognize the accomplishments of women everywhere and honor several outstanding Essex County women for their unique contributions, both to the county and society as […]