Irvington, Orange and East Orange discuss development at joint seminar

Irvington, Orange and East Orange discuss development at joint seminar

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Irvington, Orange and East Orange followed up last year’s first Tri-Community Commercial and Residential Development seminar with the same event on March 10 at Sandwiches Unlimited in Orange, with officials from all three towns updating residents and business owners on upcoming and ongoing redevelopment projects happening. Jadette Williams and Osner Charles […]

Essex County presents new ambulance to Nutley Fire Department

Essex County presents new ambulance to Nutley Fire Department

NUTLEY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., center, presented the keys to a new ambulance to Nutley Commissioner and Director of Public Safety Alphonse Petracco, third from left, on Wednesday, March 16. The Nutley Fire Department partners with Essex County to respond to emergencies involving hazardous materials. The ambulance will be used […]

Nutley, West Orange, Newark St. Patrick’s Day parades honored by commissioners

Nutley, West Orange, Newark St. Patrick’s Day parades honored by commissioners

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On March 3, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners virtually held its 2022 “Salute to the Irish” celebration. The yearly ceremony commemorates the heritage and traditions of the Irish community, while recognizing the parade committees and honorees of the Newark, Nutley and West Orange St. Patrick’s Day parades. Commissioner Brendan […]

County installs new traffic signal equipment at Maplewood intersection

County installs new traffic signal equipment at Maplewood intersection

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — New traffic signal equipment was installed by the county at the intersection of Valley Street and South Pierson Road in Maplewood on Thursday, Feb. 24. The intersection upgrades are part of the county’s ongoing initiative to modernize infrastructure to enhance pedestrian and motor vehicle safety and to meet the changing needs of […]

County commissioners honor local leaders from Irvington, South Orange, Newark, Montclair

County commissioners honor local leaders from Irvington, South Orange, Newark, Montclair

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of County Commissioners celebrated Black History Month on Feb. 17 by honoring four community leaders who have all been heavily involved in the towns they live and work in. Recognized by the commissioners were Montclair’s Annette Strickland, Irvington’s Lionel Leach, South Orange’s Johanna Wright and Newark’s Roger […]

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 […]