Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, the Essex County Division of Community Health, and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual Drug Take Back […]

Essex County commissioners honor the youth of Essex County

Essex County commissioners honor the youth of Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On April 14, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners virtually held its 2021 Essex County Celebrates Youth program via Zoom. The ceremony aims to acknowledge and encourage outstanding young people throughout Essex County.  Commissioner President Wayne L. Richardson discussed the contributions of the county’s younger generation during the challenges of […]

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 Commissioners celebrate Women’s History Month

Essex County Commissioners celebrate Women’s History Month

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On March 31, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2021 Women’s History Month celebration virtually via Zoom. The ceremony commemorated the spirit and accomplishments of women everywhere, and acknowledged the contributions of multiple esteemed women of Essex County.  Commissioner President Wayne Richardson began the program by speaking to […]

Spring holiday emergency food distribution event in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County will present a special spring holiday emergency food distribution event to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus. There will be 1,000 frozen turkeys and boxes of nonperishable food distributed at the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center in Branch Brook Park in Newark on Thursday, April 1, at 9 a.m. The […]

Murphy expands vaccine eligibility to include teachers, transportation workers, others

Murphy expands vaccine eligibility to include teachers, transportation workers, others

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced on March 1 the expansion of eligibility for more front-line essential workers and high-risk groups in New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccination program. Eligible groups include educators and staff in pre-K through 12th-grade settings, childcare workers, and transportation workers, among others. “Our administration has built the infrastructure — including […]

County commissioners debut mobile app for smartphone users

County commissioners debut mobile app for smartphone users

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — During the Essex County commissioner board meeting on Feb. 24, Commissioner President Wayne Richardson announced the release of a new mobile app, which will provide users with easy access to pertinent information from the board on their cell phones and handheld devices. The mobile app — called “The Essex County Board […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate African American Heritage Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate African American Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Feb. 17, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners virtually held its 2021 African American Heritage Month celebration via Zoom. The ceremony commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience and spirit of the African American community, and acknowledged the contributions of Essex County’s African American residents.  Commissioner President Wayne Richardson began the program […]

Freeholders pass resolution supported ‘The People’s Bill’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Oct. 7, the Essex County freeholder board passed a resolution in support of New Jersey Assembly Bill 4034, which aims to provide protection to tenants, homeowners and landlords who have suffered significant financial losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. The bill, known as “The People’s Bill,” will help renters avoid […]

Freeholders pass resolution supporting Essex-Hudson Greenway Project

Freeholders pass resolution supporting Essex-Hudson Greenway Project

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, Sept. 23, the Essex County Freeholder Board passed a resolution supporting the establishment and construction of the Essex-Hudson Greenway. On its completion, the Essex-Hudson Greenway will be a continuous 11-mile-long, 100-foot-wide outdoor recreation space, spanning eight towns, from Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Belleville, Newark, Kearny and Secaucus to its […]

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