County installs new traffic signal equipment at on Park Avenue

County installs new traffic signal equipment at on Park Avenue

NEWARK, NJ — New traffic signal equipment was installed at the intersection of Park and Mount Prospect avenues in Newark on Wednesday, May 25. The improvements are part of a $6 million project to upgrade nine intersections along Park Avenue in Newark, East Orange and Orange. The intersection upgrades are part of the county’s ongoing […]

Essex County commemorates Memorial Day early at Veterans Memorial Park

Essex County commemorates Memorial Day early at Veterans Memorial Park

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, May 24, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted a Memorial Day ceremony at the Armed Forces Memorial in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park to commemorate Memorial Day. Laying a ceremonial wreath with the county executive were Deputy Chief of Staff William Payne; Commissioner Patricia Sebold; retired Navy and […]

Essex County creates Offices of LGBTQ Affairs, names its first director

Essex County creates Offices of LGBTQ Affairs, names its first director

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced the creation of the Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs and introduced Newark resident Reginald Bledsoe as its first director on Friday, May 13. The Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs will support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and provide […]

Cedar Grove playground renamed in honor of Nutley mayor’s father

Cedar Grove playground renamed in honor of Nutley mayor’s father

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. recently dedicated the playground in Cedar Grove Park as the Thomas J. Tucci Sr. Playground. Tucci was a Cedar Grove resident who had a lifetime of involvement promoting youth recreation activities and upgrading public athletic facilities. “Mr. Tucci was a role model and father […]

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 […]

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