Essex County remembers on 20th anniversary of 9/11

Essex County remembers on 20th anniversary of 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center with a ceremony at Eagle Rock Reservation, at which the names of the 57 county residents who died in the attacks were read. Among the speakers were Deborah Calimano, a flight attendant with United Airlines; […]

Essex County elected leaders overwhelmingly endorse greenway project

Essex County elected leaders overwhelmingly endorse greenway project

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Local, county and state elected leaders from Essex County and the city of Newark, in collaboration with representatives from several community groups and the Essex–Hudson Greenway Coalition, came together recently to offer their endorsement of the linear park project and offer deeper insight into the current status and positive community impact […]

Three area teens honored for winning scholarship awards

Three area teens honored for winning scholarship awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of County Commissioners recently honored Ashley Cruz, of Newark, and Nicole Johannson and Neyah Johnson, both of East Orange, for being named the Essex County recipients of the 2021 Scholarship Program Award from the New Jersey Association of Counties Foundation. The board’s commendations were sponsored by acclamation […]

County seeks Green Acres funding for zoo project, park renovation

County seeks Green Acres funding for zoo project, park renovation

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of County Commissioners held a public hearing for a grant application to New Jersey Green Acres at its July 7 meeting for the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, in addition to other improvements at Weequahic Park in Newark. The county is asking for $2.5 million in […]

Essex County breaks ground on Newark Tech expansion, renovation

Essex County breaks ground on Newark Tech expansion, renovation

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. was joined by Gov. Phil Murphy at the groundbreaking of a $31.7 million project to expand and modernize Newark Tech on Monday, June 28. Newark Tech is the third school building in the Essex County Schools of Technology District to undergo renovations in the last […]

Commissioners voice support for Senate bill S3361

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On June 22, the State Senate Budget Committee passed NJ State Senate bill S3361, which prohibits the state, local government agencies and private detention facilities operating in this state from entering into, renewing or extending immigration detention agreements with ICE.  “On behalf of the entire board, I wish to express support […]

County commissioners adopt resolution calling for state to prohibit jails from housing undocumented individuals

County commissioners adopt resolution calling for state to prohibit jails from housing undocumented individuals

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On June 9, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution of support for New Jersey State Senate and Assembly bills S3361/A5207. If signed into law, the bills would prohibit state, local government agencies and private detention facilities from entering into, renewing or extending agreements with federal immigration authorities […]

County dedicates new justice building, statue of Martin Luther King Jr.

County dedicates new justice building, statue of Martin Luther King Jr.

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. officially dedicated the Essex County Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building and a new 22-foot statue of the civil rights leader on Thursday, June 17. The 150,000-square-foot building houses 11 new courtrooms for the Superior Court, Essex Vicinage, as well as new workspace for several […]

County partners with First Tee to offer programming at Belleville field

County partners with First Tee to offer programming at Belleville field

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced a partnership with First Tee to create a learning center and three-hole practice course for the youth development program at Hendricks Field Golf Course in Belleville on Wednesday, June 9. This will be the second First Tee program established in Essex County and will […]

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