SHU, ECC sign academic agreement

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Welcoming strategic academic partnerships, the Stillman School of Business of Seton Hall University has announced the signing of an articulation agreement with the Division of Business of Essex County College. The agreement enables Essex County College students graduating with an associate in science degree in finance, who apply and meet admissions […]

New media center opens at Essex County College

NEWARK, NJ — A state-of-the-art media center and student lounge opens this month at Essex County College’s main campus in downtown Newark. Designed by RSC Architects, the renovated 18,800-square-foot “Information Commons” has 140 computer workstations, seven classrooms, breakout rooms, open lounges and a computer lab — creating an atmosphere that encourages collaboration, creativity and relaxation, […]

Columbia graduates Class of 2017

District personnel says bon voyage to 433 CHS graduates at June 22 commencement ceremony

Columbia graduates Class of 2017

NEWARK, NJ — The air in the Essex County College Athletic Center in Newark on June 22 was filled with excitement, nervousness, joy, relief and more as Columbia High School graduated the Class of 2017. In many of the commencement speeches, the 433 graduates were encouraged to move forward and do great things, whether they […]

Maplewood man overcomes obstacles for his education

Maplewood man overcomes obstacles for his education

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Albert Appouh very easily could have given up on his dreams of a higher education. The Maplewood resident has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and temporarily had to halt his college education twice in order to seek help for his illness. But Appouh never quit completely. Instead, upon starting […]

Essex County hosts free job fair

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County will host a free job fair on Thursday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Essex County College Gymnasium, 303 University Ave. in Newark. Register early at www.essexcountynj.org or at the event. Be sure to bring numerous copies of your resume. For more information, call 973-395-8415.

Get the info on neighborhood watches

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Several neighborhood associations from Northern New Jersey have grouped together to offer a small, free seminar at Bloomfield College on Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The theme of the conference is “Neighborhoods and Development: Can We Coexist?” and will feature speakers on transit-oriented development, using the media, case […]

Freeholders recognize exceptional youths

Freeholders recognize exceptional youths

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its annual “Essex County Celebrates Youth” program Wednesday, April 19, at the Hall of Records in Newark. This event is held each year to acknowledge and encourage outstanding young people throughout the county who have accomplished and contributed so much at a young age. […]

County honors two exceptional Italian-Americans

County honors two exceptional Italian-Americans

NEWARK, NJ — The 2016 Essex County Italian-American Heritage Month observance was held Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the lobby of the Essex County Hall of Records. Decorated in the festive Italian colors of red, white and green, the lobby was a standing-room-only backdrop for the cultural festivities. During the cultural event, Essex County Executive Joseph […]

Blood drives in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Blood Services will hold several blood drives in the area which are open to the public. Sunday, Sept. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mantena Global Care, 294 Ferry St. in Newark; Thursday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Essex County College’s Clara Dasher […]

Essex County College swears in new trustees

Essex County College swears in new trustees

NEWARK, NJ — An educator from West Orange and a business executive from the Short Hills section of Millburn have been appointed to the board of trustees at Essex County College, according to a recent press release. New trustees Leila Sadeghi of West Orange is executive director for the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership […]