County to repair Tulip Springs Bridge

County to repair Tulip Springs Bridge

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., center, announced that work to repair the Tulip Springs Bridge in the South Mountain Reservation started Sept. 30. Built in 1920, the historic structure is undergoing a renovation. During construction, the roadway leading to the Tulip Springs picnic area will remain open.  Displaying an artist’s […]

Locals awarded for their photographs of Essex parks

Locals awarded for their photographs of Essex parks

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the eight winners in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in adult and youth categories and were recognized on Saturday, Sept. 28, during the Fall Family Festival at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. “We congratulate the winners […]

Towns continue asking county for more zoo-expansion info

West Orange passes resolution similar to Maplewood’s, and South Orange trustees hear from deputy parks director on expansion

Towns continue asking county for more zoo-expansion info

WEST ORANGE / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The ongoing conflict between county residents and the administration of Essex County regarding a proposed amphitheater at the Turtle Back Zoo continued at two local council meetings last week. At the Sept. 10 West Orange Township Council meeting, a resolution was passed asking the county not to develop […]

Holiday contest helps raise awareness about nature and the environment

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the children and families who participated in the Essex County Environmental Center’s 14th annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest on Monday, Dec. 17. There were 35 entries in this year’s contest. “Our Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest is a wonderful project […]

Turtle Back Zoo receives American Humane certification

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, March 28, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that American Humane has granted certification to Turtle Back Zoo. AH is the third national organization to award certification or accreditation to the zoo. In addition, the county executive announced that work was under way to build a new flamingo […]

County dedicates replica of historic Indian Trails Plaque

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. unveiled a replica of a historic Indian Trails Plaque next to the Essex County Courthouse in Newark on Thursday, Dec. 28. The plaque shows old Indian trails through the city of Newark and how they relate to current major thoroughfares. It was originally dedicated in 1951, […]

County crowns winners in annual gingerbread house contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the children and families who participated in the Essex County Environmental Center’s 13th annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest on Monday, Dec. 18. There were 33 entries in this year’s contest. “Our Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest is a wonderful […]

Essex County Environmental Commission wins state award

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Association of NJ Environmental Commissions recently awarded the Essex County Environmental Commission with its Environmental Achievement Award for an ongoing series of roundtable programs where environmental issues are discussed. “We commend the Environmental Commission for creating a venue where information can be shared and dialogue started about timely issues affecting […]

County modernizes Rink 1 at Codey Arena

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, Nov. 9, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that a $2.8 million project to modernize Rink 1 at Codey Arena is complete. The new refrigeration system will enable the arena to operate more efficiently and will provide a better ice skating surface. This is the first major renovation […]