West Orange police officer recognized for service to country and community

West Orange police officer recognized for service to country and community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored West Orange Police Lt. Charles Bryant for his service with the United States Navy. The 2019 Veterans Celebration held at the Hall of Records in Newark on Nov. 6 recognized the patriotism and sacrifices of New Jersey veterans, past and present. Bryant was […]

County honors Chris Morgan posthumously at Veterans Day observance

County honors Chris Morgan posthumously at Veterans Day observance

NEWARK, NJ — At the annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Friday, Nov. 1, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran who represents the 11th District, joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. During the ceremony, the county executive posthumously presented an Essex County Community Star Award […]

Essex County Freeholders celebrate Italian Heritage Month

Essex County Freeholders celebrate Italian Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2019 Italian Heritage Month celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Hall of Records. The ceremony commemorated the heritage and culture of the Italian-American community. Freeholder President Brendan Gill began the program with welcoming remarks, recognizing the vast diversity that exists in Essex […]

Plaque at TBZ dedicated to John Doeffinger

Plaque at TBZ dedicated to John Doeffinger

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. dedicated a memorial plaque in honor of the late John P. Doeffinger, a longtime member of the volunteer docent organization at Turtle Back Zoo and president of the Zoological Society of New Jersey, the fundraising arm of the zoo. The plaque is located on the […]

Freeholders celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Freeholders celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Hall of Records. The ceremony commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience and spirit of the Hispanic community. This year’s honorees included Josephine C. Garcia of Newark, Masiel Rodriquez-Vars of Montclair, the Naomy […]

Cooper discusses zoo at kickoff event for SOMA LWV’s centennial year

Cooper discusses zoo at kickoff event for SOMA LWV’s centennial year

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The League of Women Voters of Maplewood-South Orange kicked off its centennial year at Maplewood Memorial Library in a community meeting with Freeholder Tyshammie Cooper. Cooper is the county representative for District 3, which includes part of Newark’s West Ward, East Orange, Orange and South Orange; she was elected […]

County dedicates memorial plaques along Legends Way

County dedicates memorial plaques along Legends Way

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. dedicated five bronze plaques in honor and memory of Pearl Beatty, Kenneth A. Gibson, Lebby Jones, Trish Morris-Yamba and Ramon Rivera on Sept. 18. Beatty was the first freeholder president under the current form of county government; Gibson was the first black mayor of Newark, serving […]

Towns continue asking county for more zoo-expansion info

West Orange passes resolution similar to Maplewood’s, and South Orange trustees hear from deputy parks director on expansion

Towns continue asking county for more zoo-expansion info

WEST ORANGE / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The ongoing conflict between county residents and the administration of Essex County regarding a proposed amphitheater at the Turtle Back Zoo continued at two local council meetings last week. At the Sept. 10 West Orange Township Council meeting, a resolution was passed asking the county not to develop […]

Essex County remembers 9/11 at Eagle Rock overlook

Essex County remembers 9/11 at Eagle Rock overlook

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County residents gathered at the Eagle Rock Reservation to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. With a view of the New York City skyline in the background, county officials read the names of the 57 area residents who died in the attacks. Among the speakers were Freeholder President […]

LWV to host public meeting with freeholders

LWV to host public meeting with freeholders

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The League of Women Voters of Maplewood-South Orange will host a meeting with Essex County Freeholders on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. In Essex County, 15 percent to 20 percent of property taxes are allocated to the county government. The Essex County Board of […]

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