Essex County commissioners honor local NJAC scholarship winners

Essex County commissioners honor local NJAC scholarship winners

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of County Commissioners recently honored Jason Fernandez, of Bloomfield; Egypt Pringle, of Belleville; and Victor Lebron and Ashley Sanchez, both of Newark, for being named the Essex County recipients of the 2022 Scholarship Program Award from the New Jersey Association of Counties Foundation. The scholarship awards recognize distinguished […]

Essex County tech students accepted into top colleges, universities

Essex County tech students accepted into top colleges, universities

NEWARK, NJ — Students from the Essex County Schools of Technology District were recently recognized for being accepted into some of the most prestigious colleges and universities. The students and the schools they will be attending this fall are: seated, from left, Donald Payne School of Technology students Michelle Ofosu-Morrison who will be attending Amherst […]

County to construct a new athletic complex at Vailsburg Park

County to construct a new athletic complex at Vailsburg Park

NEWARK, NJ — Construction is underway for a new athletic complex at Vailsburg Park in Newark. The facilities at the complex will become the home fields for the Essex County Schools of Technology athletic teams and will also be open to the public.  “Updating Vailsburg Park with a state-of-the-art complex will provide our student-athletes with […]

DiVincenzo presents 2022 State of the County Address

DiVincenzo presents 2022 State of the County Address

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 2022 State of the County Address at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove on Monday, April 11. Due to the pandemic, this was the first time in two years the State of the County Address was presented. The speech is […]

County celebrates Women’s History Month by shining a light of students

County celebrates Women’s History Month by shining a light of students

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s annual Women’s History Month Program at the Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building on Wednesday, March 30. The theme of this year’s ceremony was “Students Achieving Today — Our Leaders of Tomorrow.” During the ceremony, 2022 Essex County Althea Gibson Leadership Awards […]

County announces winners of Forest Friends Feeder Contest

County announces winners of Forest Friends Feeder Contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards on Feb. 8 to the winners in the Essex County Forest Friends Feeder Contest.  “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Forest Friends Feeder Contest and thank all the contestants for sharing their creativity and talent to create artwork that also provides […]

County cuts ribbon on new West Caldwell School of Technology

County cuts ribbon on new West Caldwell School of Technology

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — A ceremonial ribbon was cut Thursday, Oct. 14, on the Essex County West Caldwell School of Technology, which received a $30 million makeover that included a new two-story addition and a complete renovation of the existing school building. The improvements brought the building up to date and created modern classrooms that […]

Bloomfield school offers ‘Ignite’ program to high school juniors this summer

Bloomfield school offers ‘Ignite’ program to high school juniors this summer

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — At its Bloomfield campus, Universal Technical Institute gave 16 high school juniors a head start preparing for careers in the transportation industry through “Ignite,” a free summer program for high school juniors interested in exploring high-tech, in-demand careers. Participating students, who completed the coursework this August, received intensive, hands-on training and the […]

Three area teens honored for winning scholarship awards

Three area teens honored for winning scholarship awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of County Commissioners recently honored Ashley Cruz, of Newark, and Nicole Johannson and Neyah Johnson, both of East Orange, for being named the Essex County recipients of the 2021 Scholarship Program Award from the New Jersey Association of Counties Foundation. The board’s commendations were sponsored by acclamation […]

Essex County breaks ground on Newark Tech expansion, renovation

Essex County breaks ground on Newark Tech expansion, renovation

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. was joined by Gov. Phil Murphy at the groundbreaking of a $31.7 million project to expand and modernize Newark Tech on Monday, June 28. Newark Tech is the third school building in the Essex County Schools of Technology District to undergo renovations in the last […]