County dedicates memorial plaques along Legends Way

County dedicates memorial plaques along Legends Way

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. dedicated five bronze plaques in honor and memory of Pearl Beatty, Kenneth A. Gibson, Lebby Jones, Trish Morris-Yamba and Ramon Rivera on Sept. 18. Beatty was the first freeholder president under the current form of county government; Gibson was the first black mayor of Newark, serving […]

County drive for the needy collects 11 tons of donations

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County recently announced that 97,459 people visited the 11th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo and more than 11 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys were collected for those in need. “It is humbling to see the large number of items dropped off at the […]

La Casa De Don Pedro celebrates NJ preschool advocates

NEWARK, NJ — This year, La Casa de Don Pedro’s annual reception will celebrate “The Early Childhood Education Journey” by honoring New Jersey’s foremost advocates behind the Garden State’s rise to national leadership on early education. “La Casa es Su Casa,” the Newark-based organization’s annual event, will be at the NJ Performing Arts Center on […]