Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (third from left) re-opened the Essex County Independence Park Senior Building on Wednesday, March 31st after a major renovation of the structure. The upgrades provide senior citizen social clubs and other community organizations with modern and more comfortable accommodations. The improvements are the first major overhaul the building has received in over 30 years.

Cutting the grand opening ribbon with the County Executive are (from left) Assemblyman Albert Coutinho, Sheriff Armando Fontoura, Independence Park Senior Citizen Monday Club President Mary Azagra, Newark Councilman Carlos Gonzalez, Independence Park Senior Citizen Friday Club President Evelyn Maresca, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Newark Councilman Augusto Amador.