Essex County to offer COVID-19 booster shots to residents with compromised immune systems

Essex County to offer COVID-19 booster shots to residents with compromised immune systems

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced Aug. 13 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are recommending that residents with compromised immune systems receive a third dose, or booster shot, of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines. Essex County will administer the […]

State awards nearly $30 million in federal funding to area colleges

State awards nearly $30 million in federal funding to area colleges

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Brian Bridges announced in July the awardees of nearly $30 million in federal funding that will be distributed to New Jersey institutions of higher education to support the core priorities of the “State Plan for Higher Education” and address the impacts of COVID-19 […]

Essex County College receives $90,000 grant

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County College has received a $90,000 grant as part of the Johnson Controls Community College Partnership program, which aims to equip students with in-demand knowledge and skills supporting employment and a pathway for lifelong careers upon graduation. In addition to the funding, Johnson Controls employees will support ECC through volunteering and […]

Payne announces $408 million to support local higher education institutions

Payne announces $408 million to support local higher education institutions

WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. announced on May 14 the estimated funding for the colleges and universities of New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District from the American Rescue Plan. The funding helps local institutions recover from the economic devastation of the COVID-19 global pandemic and allows them to continue to serve their students […]

Essex County College offers summer camp for future college students

NEWARK, NJ — Rising high school juniors and seniors can earn college credits at Essex County College’s 2021 summer camp, an online program that runs from July 12 to Aug. 19. “The program is for those students interested in college after graduating high school,” said Elvy Vieira, dean of ECC’s Office of Community, Continuing Education […]

Allied health career training programs offered at Essex County College

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County College is offering a series of short-term training programs in the rapidly growing allied health career fields. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, these programs are offered tuition-free to qualified individuals.  Remote instruction, with on-site clinical lab classes, begin May 19; additional start dates […]

DiVincenzo joins with Latino clergy to raise vaccine awareness

DiVincenzo joins with Latino clergy to raise vaccine awareness

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced a partnership with Latino clergy members to encourage residents in black and brown communities to receive the COVID-19 vaccination during a press conference at the Essex County COVID-19 vaccination center at Essex County College in Newark. Joining the county executive at the event were […]

Essex County College student receives EOF scholarship

Essex County College student receives EOF scholarship

NEWARK, NJ — Deborah Alonge, an Essex County College general science major, is the recipient of the Arrigo O. Rogers Scholarship from the Educational Opportunity Fund Professional Association of New Jersey. “I’m honored to receive this scholarship from EOF,” said Alonge, a Newark resident. “The EOF program has helped me so much ever since I […]

Queen Latifah returns to Essex County to promote COVID-19 vaccinations

Queen Latifah returns to Essex County to promote COVID-19 vaccinations

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka welcomed Queen Latifah, star of the CBS drama “The Equalizer,” at the county’s COVID-19 vaccination center at Essex County College on March 9. During the visit, Queen Latifah talked about why it is important to receive the COVID vaccination. “Queen Latifah […]

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