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 […]

Hudley rides for unity in Newark

Hudley rides for unity in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The two-hour Lincoln Park Sustainable Living Community Bike Ride on Sept. 19, hosted by the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District in Newark, was geared toward uniting the community, including neighboring towns. Even Irvington Council First Vice President October Hudley participated. A nonprofit organization in Newark, the LPCCD has been hosting a series […]

County dedicates new community center building in Weequahic Park

County dedicates new community center building in Weequahic Park

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. officially dedicated the new community center building in Weequahic Park in Newark. The new 7,500-square-foot building replaces a much smaller, concrete block building that had outlived its usefulness. The project is part of an ongoing initiative to ensure parks facilities meet the changing needs of […]

County seeks Green Acres funding for zoo project, park renovation

County seeks Green Acres funding for zoo project, park renovation

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of County Commissioners held a public hearing for a grant application to New Jersey Green Acres at its July 7 meeting for the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, in addition to other improvements at Weequahic Park in Newark. The county is asking for $2.5 million in […]

Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series returns for 2021

Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series returns for 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2021 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series will bring a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the Essex County Park System. This year’s free series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, five concerts in Brookdale Park, 12 concerts throughout the county, and two cultural festivals. […]

West Orange angler catches five fish at derby

West Orange angler catches five fish at derby

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s Kingston Howard, right, was the first male to catch a fish and caught the most fish in the male age 6 to 10 category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Weequahic Park in Newark on June 10. He caught five fish. Presenting the awards is program coordinator Jackie […]

Local boys win fishing competition at Weequahic Park

Local boys win fishing competition at Weequahic Park

EAST ORANGE / WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s Aiden Newman, left, and East Orange’s Nathan Eman, right, caught the most fish in the male age 11-15 category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Weequahic Park in Newark on June 10. They each caught one fish. Presenting the award is program coordinator Jackie Matthews, […]

Let’s go fishing in Essex County this June

Let’s go fishing in Essex County this June

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invite the public to participate in Essex County’s 2021 fishing derbies. The free events will be held in six locations in the Essex County Park System. “Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity […]

Essex County COVID testing schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced the upcoming schedule of coronavirus testing sites, sponsored by Essex County. The tests are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, visit www.EssexCovid.org or call 973-877-8456. Upcoming testing locations are as follows: Thursday, Oct. 1, from 4 to […]

County expands coronavirus testing to satellite sites throughout Essex

County expands coronavirus testing to satellite sites throughout Essex

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that Essex County is expanding its COVID-19 testing initiative to include satellite testing sites throughout the county in addition to continuing to operate its drive-through testing center in Weequahic Park in Newark. The satellite sites, which opened May 21, offer saliva tests; the Weequahic […]