Essex County remembers the Sept. 11 attacks 21 years later

Essex County remembers the Sept. 11 attacks 21 years later

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County held its annual ceremony to honor the lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the 21st anniversary of the attacks. At the ceremony at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, organizers read aloud the names of all 57 people from Essex County who died in the […]

NJ leaders speak out against reversal of Roe v. Wade

NJ leaders speak out against reversal of Roe v. Wade

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that upheld the constitutional right to abortion. In general, this decision was met with support from Republicans and outcry from Democrats. Those who support the decision say that this new ruling will save unborn […]

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The nation was again plunged into despair on May 24 when a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, injuring many others. This was the third-deadliest school shooting in a U.S. school, after the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 and the Sandy Hook Elementary […]

Essex County College celebrates Hip-hop Appreciation Week

Essex County College celebrates Hip-hop Appreciation Week

NEWARK, NJ — On May 20, Essex County Commissioner President Wayne L. Richardson welcomed hip-hop performers KRS-One, Duce Martinez, Duce Spyder, Jose “Airborn” Lopez and Pop Master Fabel to Essex County College as part of Hip-hop Appreciation Week. Hip-hop Appreciation Week, recognized every year in the third week of May, aims to acknowledge and appreciate […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, May 17, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its inaugural Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month event. At the event, the board recognized: Allison Ladd, Newark deputy mayor and director of economic and housing development; Vineeta Khanna, vice president of the Livingston Board of Education; South Orange resident […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate Women’s History Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate Women’s History Month

NEWARK, NJ — On March 31, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners virtually held its Women’s History Month celebration via Zoom, recognizing the accomplishments of four outstanding Essex County women, while honoring the contributions of all women to society as a whole.  “Whether we are reflecting on the life of the recently deceased Madeleine […]

County commissioners honor local leaders from Irvington, South Orange, Newark, Montclair

County commissioners honor local leaders from Irvington, South Orange, Newark, Montclair

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of County Commissioners celebrated Black History Month on Feb. 17 by honoring four community leaders who have all been heavily involved in the towns they live and work in. Recognized by the commissioners were Montclair’s Annette Strickland, Irvington’s Lionel Leach, South Orange’s Johanna Wright and Newark’s Roger […]

County went to the circus in Weequahic Park

County went to the circus in Weequahic Park

NEWARK, NJ — On Oct. 20, Essex County Commissioner President Wayne L. Richardson offered greetings at the Essex County Appreciation Night performance of the UniverSoul Circus show in Newark. That night’s performance was part of a two-week stretch of shows in Weequahic Park and was attended by New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy. The UniverSoul […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate Italian American Heritage Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate Italian American Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, Oct. 5, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2021 Italian Heritage Celebration via Zoom. The ceremony, which returned after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, is held to celebrate Italian culture and heritage, highlighting the contributions of Italian Americans in Essex County. Commissioner President Wayne L. Richardson […]