Essex County remembers on 20th anniversary of 9/11

Essex County remembers on 20th anniversary of 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center with a ceremony at Eagle Rock Reservation, at which the names of the 57 county residents who died in the attacks were read. Among the speakers were Deborah Calimano, a flight attendant with United Airlines; […]

Essex County elected leaders overwhelmingly endorse greenway project

Essex County elected leaders overwhelmingly endorse greenway project

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Local, county and state elected leaders from Essex County and the city of Newark, in collaboration with representatives from several community groups and the Essex–Hudson Greenway Coalition, came together recently to offer their endorsement of the linear park project and offer deeper insight into the current status and positive community impact […]

Essex County commemorates Memorial Day with wreath-laying ceremony

Essex County commemorates Memorial Day with wreath-laying ceremony

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, May 25, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., center, hosted a wreath-laying ceremony in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park to commemorate Memorial Day. Standing in front of the Armed Forces Memorial with the county executive are, from left, Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin, Essex County Chief of Staff Phil Alagia, […]

Sheila Oliver, elected leaders show support for funding to study new University Hospital facility

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, April 14, N.J. Lt. Gov. Sheila Y. Oliver and other state and local officials visited University Hospital and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School to express their support for funding within Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget for planning efforts to define a new University Hospital facility in Newark. The governor’s proposed fiscal […]

DiVincenzo joins with Latino clergy to raise vaccine awareness

DiVincenzo joins with Latino clergy to raise vaccine awareness

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced a partnership with Latino clergy members to encourage residents in black and brown communities to receive the COVID-19 vaccination during a press conference at the Essex County COVID-19 vaccination center at Essex County College in Newark. Joining the county executive at the event were […]

Invest Newark launches region’s first land bank

NEWARK, NJ — Invest Newark has launched the Newark Land Bank, an initiative championed by Mayor Ras Baraka to improve the quality of life for Newark residents. The land bank will lead the way to begin the post-COVID economic recovery of Newark by boosting homeownership and creating affordable and market rate housing. By increasing developer […]

Historic Ballantine Gates at Branch Brook Park are restored

Historic Ballantine Gates at Branch Brook Park are restored

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced Sept. 25 that the restoration of the historic Ballantine Gates in Branch Brook Park has been completed. The project is part of an ongoing initiative to preserve historic features within the Essex County Parks System and ensure all facilities are safe and up to date. […]

‘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 […]

County dedicates new DFAB headquarters

County dedicates new DFAB headquarters

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County officially dedicated the new Essex County Division of Family Assistance and Benefits — formerly the Division of Welfare — at 320 and 321 University Ave. in Newark on Monday, July 27. The 150,000 square feet of renovated office space provides employees and clients with modern and more welcoming accommodations.  “We […]

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