County to partner with local charitable organizations

County to partner with local charitable organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced April 8 that the county is participating in 11 special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, STOP for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the […]

CHI hosts Searchlight Speaker Series

CHI hosts Searchlight Speaker Series

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, April 27, at 3 p.m., the spring 2019 Searchlight Speaker Series begins at Church of the Holy Innocents, 681 Prospect Ave. in West Orange, with a family program for children of all ages. “Animal Enrichment” is a one-hour program examining the needs of animals, from feeding and cleaning, to […]

Zoo’s new entrance, train maintenance building complete

Zoo’s new entrance, train maintenance building complete

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that the projects to modernize the public entrance and construct a new train maintenance building at Turtle Back Zoo have been completed. The two projects total approximately $8.6 million of improvements. “We are always looking for ways to improve the experience our visitors have […]

DiVincenzo signs Project Labor Agreement for parking decks

DiVincenzo signs Project Labor Agreement for parking decks

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and local construction trades unions announced that two project labor agreements were signed on Monday, March 11. The agreements ensure that union members will be hired to work on the development of parking decks at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange and the Essex County […]

Essex County Parks Dept. wins two awards

Essex County Parks Dept. wins two awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs was presented with two awards of excellence at the annual New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association convention held in Atlantic City on Feb. 26. The awards went to Grover Cleveland Park Playground in Caldwell/Essex Fells and Turtle Back Zoo’s African Adventure […]

DiVincenzo presents 16th annual State of the County Address

DiVincenzo presents 16th annual State of the County Address

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 16th annual State of the County Address on Monday, Feb. 25, in the Essex County Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology in Newark. The multimedia presentation outlined county achievements and improvement projects completed in 2018, highlighted the services and programs offered by Essex […]

Tasting the world in West Orange

Tasting the world in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Rotary Club hosted its annual “Taste of the World,” its biggest fundraiser of the year, at Mayfair Farms on Monday, Feb. 25. For $50, residents sampled food from restaurants in and around West Orange. With a goal of raising $20,000, the Rotary puts funds raised toward scholarships for […]

County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With 88,397 visitors, the 12th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo collected more than 13.5 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys for those in need. “It is humbling to see the large number of items dropped off at the Holiday Lights Spectacular to assist the less […]

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