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Essex Co. Exec Joe DiVincenzo launches 2018 re-election campaign with show of force 

December 11, 2017

In a show of force intended to dissuade potential primary challengers, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo announced his re-election campaign amid a sea of supporters from Washington, D.C. to Trenton, from Newark City Hall to the outer reaches of West Essex.

"Essex County has never been this strong, not only here, but throughout the state of New Jersey," said DiVincenzo as ...

Joseph N DiVincenzo Jr to Kick Off Re-Election Campaign for Essex County Executive

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. will kick off his re-election campaign for Essex County Executive on Monday at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark. DiVincenzo on Monday. He will be seeking his fifth term as Essex County Executive.

U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, Congressman Donald Payne, Governor-Elect Phil Murphy, Lt. Governor-Elect Sheila ...

League of Conservation Voters’ executive director Ed Potosnak tapped to serve Gov. Elect Phil Murphy

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Ed Potosnak has been appointed to Gov. Elect Phil Murphy's transition team. 

“With the election of Gov. Murphy, New Jersey has a tremendous opportunity to re-claim national leadership on critical environmental issues facing the state," Potosnak said. "I’m honored to help make Gov.-Elect Murphy’s vision for 100 percent clean ...

Montclair Councilwoman Baskerville to Serve on Murphy’s Transition Team

MONTCLAIR, NJ -  Montclair Township officials have announced that Councilwoman Renee Baskerville, MD, has been named to serve on Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s transition team on the Healthcare Committee.

During the course of the next two months, Dr. Baskerville will participate in making recommendations on healthcare policy issues and initiatives as the new administration prepares to ...

Q&A: How Governor-Elect Murphy Can Lead a Successful Transition

How New Jersey’s incoming governor handles the next several weeks can “make or break his first year in office,” according to Rutgers experts.

Fortunately, Governor-elect Phil Murphy can turn to Rutgers University-New Brunswick and its Eagleton Center on the American Governor for guidance on how to make the most of the crucial period leading up to ...

Coalition-Led Ballot Question Approved, Safeguarding Pollution Settlements

NEWARK, NJ -  Voters provided permanent relief to communities harmed by industrial pollution on Tuesday by approving an environmental coalition-led ballot question that prevents money earmarked for environmental restoration from being raided by Trenton lawmakers.

The measure was declared passed with 69 percent support.

“By approving Ballot Question 2, voters created a ‘lock ...

Bloomfield 2017 Election By The Numbers

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Election results are in and new faces will be joining the Bloomfield Township Council and Board of Education. One incumbent was reelected to both bodies.

Vote counts from November 7 are '"unofficial" at this time. Vote totals reflect those votes cast on voting machines; these votes still need to be certified by the Essex County Clerk. Additionally provisional and ...

Salinas, Heaney and Rogers Lock Down Bloomfield Board of Ed Seats

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With five candidates vying for three open seats on the Bloomfield Board of Education, we finally have the winners.  Jessica Salinas, Thomas Heaney and Ellen Rogers were able to beat out Emily Smith, who was seeking a third consecutive three-year term and Michael Heller, a member of the Essex County School Boards Association.

Salinas, a first time ...

Joanow Wins Reelection Bid for a Fourth Term as Mundell, Cruz also Claim Council Seats

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Bloomfield Democrats made a clean sweep.  Nicholas Joanow won the 2nd Ward Council Seat over Ciro Spina and will serve a 4th term in office. Incumbent Jenny Mundell (1st Ward) defeated David Tucker, who also lost a lopsided 2016 mayoral race to Michael Venezia. Mundell took Elias Chalet's seat after he stepped down in May.  Newcomer Sarah Cruz ...

Pomares pledges positive and inclusive atmosphere in new role as 5th District Freeholder

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Carlos Pomares is the new Freeholder representing Essex County's 5th District. The district includes Bloomfield, Nutley, Belleville, Glen Ridge, and Montclair. Pomares is also a Councilman-at-Large in Bloomfield.

"I am honored to have been elected 5th District Freeholder in Essex County.  As I have done as Councilman in Bloomfield, I pledge to create a ...

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