DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and Essex County Surrogate Alturrick Kenney were sworn into office during an afternoon inauguration ceremony at Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology on Wednesday, Jan. 2. DiVincenzo was sworn into his fifth term as executive, Fontoura his 10th term as […]

County dedicates ‘Essex County Kevin J. Ryan Sheriff’s Headquarters’

County dedicates ‘Essex County Kevin J. Ryan Sheriff’s Headquarters’

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County dedicated the Essex County Sheriff’s Patrol Building in Newark as the “Essex County Kevin J. Ryan Sheriff’s Headquarters” in honor of the late Sheriff’s Chief Kevin J. Ryan. Ryan, who also served as a NJ State Assemblyman and School Board member with the Essex County Schools of Technology, died June […]

Maplewood celebrates Pride

Town installs New Jersey’s first permanent rainbow-striped crosswalks in show of LGBT solidarity

Maplewood celebrates Pride

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Cheers echoed across Valley Street in Maplewood on Thursday, June 7, not from a Little League baseball game at Memorial Park, but from the lawn of Town Hall as Maplewood Township unveiled New Jersey’s first permanent rainbow-striped crosswalks at the intersection of Valley Street and Oakview Avenue, adjacent to Maplewood Town Hall […]

Timberlake’s freeholder seat remains vacant for now

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A seat on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders remains open after Britnee Timberlake, a former president of the Board, filled the seat in the New Jersey State Assembly left vacant by Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver. Timberlake was on the freeholder board from 2015 to 2018, and was the president […]

Gill elected as freeholder president

Gill elected as freeholder president

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — During annual reorganization meeting of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Jan. 2, Brendan Gill was unanimously elected as freeholder president. Gill, who succeeds Freeholder Britnee Timberlake as president, had served as freeholder vice president since 2015. “It’s an honor and privilege to be sworn in as the president […]

DiVincenzo kicks off his re-election campaign

DiVincenzo kicks off his re-election campaign

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Accompanied by elected officials and community leaders from across the state, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., at microphone, kicked off his re-election campaign for Essex County executive in Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Monday, Dec. 11. Among those endorsing DiVincenzo at the event were U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and […]

How Essex County residents voted this past election

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This election season in Essex County was quite eventful, with a combined 55 elections and four public questions. There were a whopping 159 candidates listed on the various county ballots. All results remain unofficial until certified by Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin. The biggest election was of course that for […]

Essex Dems congratulate Ruiz as next Senate president

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Democratic Legislative Delegation recently issued the following statement congratulating state Sen. Teresa Ruiz for being voted the next Senate president pro tempore and Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin for being named the next chairwoman of the Assembly Budget Committee: “The entire Essex County Democratic Legislative Delegation congratulates Sen. Ruiz […]