County clerk certifies November 2020 election results

County clerk certifies November 2020 election results

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The results are in! Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin has certified the November 2020 election results, in which 351,931 ballots were cast countywide. According to the clerk’s office, 58.06 percent of registered voters in Essex County voted, a big boost from last year’s general election, when only 91,105 ballots were cast, […]

County announces $2M grant program to help mortgage-payers

County announces $2M grant program to help mortgage-payers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County is allocating $2 million for a grant program to help residential property owners from Essex County who have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus and are behind on their mortgage payments. Applications for the Essex County Coronavirus Mortgage Assistance Program are now available at https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/essexcountynj/Participant. Grants will be awarded […]

Officials urge Murphy to join Transportation and Climate Initiative

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — More than 100 elected officials from New Jersey have signed a letter urging Gov. Phil Murphy to join the Transportation and Climate Initiative. In order to mitigate the harms of a warming climate, New Jersey has taken major steps to reduce emissions from the transportation sector, acknowledging that it’s the source […]

County to hold emergency food distributions for Thanksgiving

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present two special Thanksgiving Emergency Food Distribution Events to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus. There will be 1,500 frozen turkeys and boxes of nonperishable food distributed at each event. The program is meant to […]

County announces rent aid program for small businesses, nonprofits

County announces rent aid program for small businesses, nonprofits

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County is allocating $9 million to create the Essex County Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant. This grant funding is designed to help small businesses and nonprofit agencies in Essex County that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic pay their rents. Essex County businesses and nonprofit agencies can […]

Public hearing scheduled to discuss addiction treatment

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Correctional Facility Civilian Task Force will host a public hearing on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Due to the increase in COVID-19 transmission in New Jersey and to promote social distancing, an internet livestream is to be announced. The focus of this public hearing will […]

Freeholders hold TNR Committee meeting to discuss feral cat concerns

Freeholders hold TNR Committee meeting to discuss feral cat concerns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — District 3 Freeholder Tyshammie Cooper, chairperson of the Essex County Freeholder Trap-Neuter-Return Committee held a meeting recently to address the issue of feral cats overpopulating communities throughout Essex County. The meeting was held via Zoom, telecast and attended by District 1 Freeholder Robert Mercado, Essex County Administrator Robert Jackson and members […]

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 […]

Food distribution event at Maplewood Pool

Food distribution event at Maplewood Pool

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present an emergency food distribution event on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Maplewood Community Pool, 187 Boyden Ave., to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are […]

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