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

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

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 […]

Gill elected as freeholder president

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — During annual reorganization meeting of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Jan. 2, Brendan Gill was unanimously elected as freeholder president. Gill, who succeeds Freeholder Britnee Timberlake as president, had served as freeholder vice president since 2015. “It’s an honor and privilege to be sworn in as the president […]

B’nai B’rith Federation House celebrates 25th anniversary in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The B’nai B’rith Federation House celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Dec. 11 South Orange Board of Trustees meeting, with residents and employees filling the seats of the South Orange Performing Arts Center. Owned by the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey, the building houses seniors in need of […]

South Orange B’nai B’rith Federation housing marks 25th anniversary

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey will commemorate the silver anniversary of the South Orange B’nai B’rith Federation House, a 65-unit senior living community in South Orange on Monday, Dec. 11. The special event, open to the public, will take place during the South Orange Board of Trustees […]

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

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 […]