‘Drill Family Flamingo Exhibit’ opens at Turtle Back Zoo

‘Drill Family Flamingo Exhibit’ opens at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, Aug. 29, Turtle Back Zoo unveiled its new flamingo exhibit, dedicated as the “Drill Family Flamingo Exhibit” in honor of the West Orange family’s long-time relationship with the zoo, which dates back to the zoo’s original opening in 1963. “The flamingo exhibit is a dynamic attraction that will captivate […]

Turtle Back Zoo reopens leopard exhibit

Turtle Back Zoo reopens leopard exhibit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The leopard exhibit at Turtle Back Zoo reopened Monday, Aug. 27, following a comprehensive modernization and expansion of the area to provide the highest standard of care and first-class conditions for the snow leopards and Amur leopards living there. “Many of the upgrades were made behind the scenes and will enhance […]

Wells Fargo wagon not coming down the street in Essex

County divests from Wells Fargo over foreclosure record

Wells Fargo wagon not coming down the street in Essex

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced Aug. 8 that Essex County is withdrawing all its accounts from Wells Fargo because of “predatory lending schemes and aggressive foreclosure practices by the banking giant,” according to a release from the county. Under DiVincenzo’s directive, Essex County began removing its accounts from Wells Fargo […]

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 […]

County pays tribute to fallen servicepersons

County pays tribute to fallen servicepersons

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, May 25, Essex County hosted a wreath-laying ceremony in Veterans Memorial Park to commemorate Memorial Day. From left are Verona Mayor Kevin Ryan, NJ State Sen. and Deputy Chief of Staff Teresa Ruiz, Newark DAV Commander Clarence Jackson, Sheriff Armando Fontoura, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Freeholders Lebby Jones […]

County hosts 14th annual Irish heritage celebration

County hosts 14th annual Irish heritage celebration

NEWARK, NJ — At the 14th annual Essex County Irish Heritage Celebration on Monday, March 26, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. recognized Essex County Freeholder President Brendan Gill as the 2018 Essex County Irishman of the Year and Robin Dougherty, executive director of the Greater Newark Conservancy, as the 2018 Essex County Irishwoman of […]

Freeholders honor Mordecai, Holmes at BHM celebration

Freeholders honor Mordecai, Holmes at BHM celebration

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2018 Black History Month celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Hall of Records in Newark. The ceremony commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience and spirit of the black community. Freeholder President Brendan Gill began the program with opening remarks and acknowledged black contributions, […]

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 […]

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