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 […]

Murphy discusses NJ Medicaid cuts to adults with disabilities at JESPY House

Murphy discusses NJ Medicaid cuts to adults with disabilities at JESPY House

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — JESPY House, a community-based nonprofit serving adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, hosted Governor-elect Phil Murphy, who was at the time still on the campaign trail, on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Approximately 120 clients, family members, friends, staff and allies welcomed Murphy so that they could discuss their concerns about recent policy […]

Learn how to certify your small business

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County is hosting a workshop on “Understanding the Certification Process” on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. This free event will also include a breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Workshop topics include the New Jersey process to become certified as a […]

Freeholders honor public safety professionals

Freeholders honor public safety professionals

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2017 Public Safety Professionals Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Hall of Records in Newark to commemorate fire officials, police officers and first responders in Essex County for their selfless service. Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake began the program with welcoming remarks, celebrating […]

Freeholders condemn Trump’s termination of DACA

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently passed a resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “President Trump’s misguided decision to rescind the DACA program not only represents yet another one of his broken promises, but it also undermines the very values our […]

Freeholders reaffirm commitment to Paris Climate Accord

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently passed a resolution asserting the county’s support of the Paris Climate Accord, from which President Donald Trump has decided to remove the United States. The resolution, which passed unanimously, asserts Essex County’s commitment to combating climate change. “The time to protect our communities […]

Freeholders honor Livingston women selected to represent Team USA

ORANGE, NJ — During a special presentation held at Orange Town Hall on Wednesday, May 24, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored Gayle Edelstein, Allison Edelstein and Jamie Schneck for being selected to represent Team USA in the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel this July. The Maccabiah is most notably referred to as […]

Freeholders honor Rabbi Kulwin

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its Jewish Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, May 3, at the Hall of Records in Newark. The Jewish Heritage Month Celebration celebrates Essex County’s Jewish community and honors individuals who have contributed greatly to the Jewish community. During the event, the Freeholders honored Rabbi […]