Freeholders award contract for new voting machines

Freeholders award contract for new voting machines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously passed at its Jan. 22 meeting a contract between the county and Dominion Voting Systems Inc. for new voting machines. This action follows the Jan. 7 vote approving the selection of Dominion Voting Systems Inc. as the vendor and the appropriation of $3.8 […]

Community comes out in force to oppose amphitheater plan

Residents call for conservation of reservation land; Adams misses TC meeting to speak out against plan

Community comes out in force to oppose amphitheater plan

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County officials held a public meeting on Jan. 21 about the proposed “conservation pavilion,” a 500-seat amphitheater to be built on the South Mountain Reservation northeast of the penguin pavilion at the Turtle Back Zoo. The meeting, held at the Essex County Police Academy in Cedar Grove, saw more than […]

WO Planning Board recommends changes to amphitheater plan

Maplewood officials discuss reservations about project

WO Planning Board recommends changes to amphitheater plan

WEST ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board made seven recommendations to Essex County when the plan for a 500-seat amphitheater was presented at a Jan. 8 courtesy hearing featuring three witnesses and extensive questioning from the public. The Planning Board does not approve or deny county applications; the Board of Chosen […]

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2020 budget of $769.9 million on Jan. 10. According to the county, this budget stabilizes the county’s financial plan and addresses the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions; layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the […]

Gill and Richardson will continue to lead freeholders in 2020

Gill and Richardson will continue to lead freeholders in 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Freeholders Brendan Gill, of Montclair, and Wayne Richardson, of Newark, were unanimously re-elected president and vice president, respectively, of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders during the board’s annual reorganization meeting Jan. 7, at the Hall of Records in Newark. Additionally, Freeholder Romaine Graham was sworn in for her first […]

Freeholders approve contract to replace voting machines

Freeholders approve contract to replace voting machines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In order to ensure the integrity of future Essex County elections, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a resolution Jan. 7 approving the purchase of new voting machines that will provide optical scanners and paper ballots guaranteeing a secure and safe process.  In the wake of allegations of voter […]

County approves ordinance to create civilian task force

County approves ordinance to create civilian task force

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — An ordinance forming the Essex County Correctional Facility Civilian Task Force was recently approved, according to a Dec. 12 announcement from Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo and Freeholder President Brendan Gill. Creating the ordinance was a collaborative effort and its adoption allows the process of nominating members to the task force […]

County clerk releases certified election results

County clerk releases certified election results

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin has released the certified the November election results for most of the county. The sole election in the county not certified as of press time was the Board of Education in Bloomfield, where a tie triggered a recount. According to the certified results, voter […]

Freeholders honor local servicemen at Veterans Day celebration

Freeholders honor local servicemen at Veterans Day celebration

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently held its 2019 Veterans Celebration at the Hall of Records, honoring the patriotism and sacrifice of the men and women who have served the United States, and recognizing specific veterans of Essex County for their service. The Freeholders presented the honorees with framed commendations, […]

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