County dedicates new justice building, statue of Martin Luther King Jr.

County dedicates new justice building, statue of Martin Luther King Jr.

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. officially dedicated the Essex County Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building and a new 22-foot statue of the civil rights leader on Thursday, June 17. The 150,000-square-foot building houses 11 new courtrooms for the Superior Court, Essex Vicinage, as well as new workspace for several […]

Bloomfield cuts the ribbon on Lion Gate Park

Bloomfield cuts the ribbon on Lion Gate Park

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The 18.4 acres of open space on Lion Gate Drive in Bloomfield officially became a park on June 14, as officials cut the ribbon while standing at the center of the new turf soccer field on land that was once an industrial glass factory. In addition to the field, Lion Gate Park […]

Essex–Hudson Greenway Project receives major federal, state and local endorsements

Essex–Hudson Greenway Project receives major federal, state and local endorsements

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Open Space Institute, along with the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition and September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance, recently announced the critical support of federal, state and local elected leaders for the Essex–Hudson Greenway Project. N.J. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill of the 11th Congressional District, Essex […]

West Orange HS senior receives appointment to West Point

West Orange HS senior receives appointment to West Point

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School senior Royson Folas has accepted an appointment to West Point Military Academy. “I got the call from the office of Rep. Mikie Sherrill while I was warming up for a tennis match on April 19, and needless to say I was absolutely ecstatic — the admissions process […]

DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, March 23, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. called upon members of Essex County’s federal delegation to urge President Biden to allocate more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Essex County. The letter was sent to U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez; U.S. Reps. Donald Payne Jr., Mikie Sherrill, Albio […]

Six area fire departments train members on Officer 1 course

Six area fire departments train members on Officer 1 course

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The fire departments of Belleville, Bloomfield, East Orange, Nutley, Orange and West Orange are currently enrolled in the 40-hour Officer 1 course at Bloomfield High School; 100 firefighters are taking part in the training, which runs from Feb. 22 to March 19. The course is being taught by instructors from the […]

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County’s “Essex Remembers” ceremony couldn’t draw the crowd it normally draws to the Eagle Rock Reservation this Sept. 11 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the county was still able to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. A livestream allowed those who normally […]

NJPAC salutes pioneers of protest who won women the right to vote

NJPAC salutes pioneers of protest who won women the right to vote

NEWARK, NJ — Women were not given the right to vote. They fought for it. The struggle for women’s enfranchisement, finally achieved in August 1920, took the work of three generations. During the last 10 years of this fight, women’s rights advocates pioneered such modern strategies of resistance as parades, protests and picketing to bring […]

Nutley Chamber works with government to help businesses

Nutley Chamber works with government to help businesses

NUTLEY, NJ — Businesses are struggling as coronavirus lockdown measures stay in place in New Jersey. Nutley businesses are not exempt from the economic impact, the stress and the uncertainty. Fortunately, Nutley’s business community has a strong team in its corner: the Nutley Chamber of Commerce. Under the leadership of President Dan Leon, along with […]