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Essex County Passes Resolution Proposed by Freeholder Toro of Bloomfield To Encourage Vendors To Hire Locally

December 12, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – During an Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Board meeting at Maplewood Town Hall  the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a Resolution “Establishing The County Of Essex Aspirational Goal Initiative To Increase The Participation Of A Diverse And Qualified Essex County Workforce In County Projects.”

Amid new reports from the New York ...

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

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 ...

Major downtown Newark redeveloper, famed hotel designer host student tour of TRYP Hotel

Eight college students studying interior design got an inside look at a soon-to-be renovated and revitalized downtown Newark hotel, guided by an acclaimed interior designer.   

The interior designer students, all from Brookdale Community College in Middletown, recently toured the TRYP by Wyndham Hotel, which is under renovation in Newark’s central business ...

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 ...

Seth Boyden Demonstration School’s Garden Recess Continues to Grow

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Who says children don’t eat vegetables? Let kids pick their own collard greens, then blend the leaves with olive oil, garlic, sunflower seeds, and lemon juice. Voilà: pesto!  Blend kale with apples and berries for smoothies. Sauté collards and carrots with olive oil and salt for a tasty stir-fry.

Greens pesto, kale smoothies, stir-fry, ...

The Original Soupman Donates Hundreds of Soup Servings to Toni’s Kitchen

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Original Soupman, the makers of soup, donated 500 servings of soup to Toni’s Kitchen in Montclair Tuesday.

Joe Hagan, President of The Original Soupman, will be present to celebrate the donation of The Original Soupman’s hundreds of servings of soup to this local feeding program.

Toni’s Kitchen is a non-profit feeding program serving Essex ...

Essex County Sponsors “Night of Conversation” to Shine a Spotlight on Drug Addiction Tues. Dec. 5

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Essex County “Night of Conversation” with take place at Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Road, on Tuesday, December 5th, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and local advocates are teaming up to discuss the growing opiate crisis. Speakers will include Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-Maplewood) and Bloomfield resident and advocate ...

State Champs: Earle Erupts as Montclair Defeats Union City to Win North 1, Group 5 Title

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Tarrin Earle wasn’t ending his legendary football career at Montclair High School without a bang.

In his final game as the Mounties’ quarterback, Earle erupted for 303 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns and rushed for another to carry Montclair in a 35-14 victory over Union City in the NJSIAA North 1, Group 5 final at MetLife Stadium.

Behind ...

Verona's Fair in the Square is Saturday

VERONA, NJ - Verona's Annual Fair in the Square will be held this Saturday and as of right now Mother Nature appears to be cooperating with a forecast of cloudy skies and a high of 47 degrees. 

The Fair will feature more than 80 different vendors with handmade items and plenty of activities for the kids including a bounce house and mechanical snowboard, circus performers, and live ...

Maplewood's Dickens Village: Events Begin this Saturday, Dec. 2

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The "little houses" are back in Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village, with a tree lighting and visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus this Saturday, Dec. 2, and plenty more Dickens Village activities planned for Saturday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 16. There will be a menorah lighting on Monday, Dec. 18.

Breakfast with Santa happens on Saturday, December 9. Tickets ...

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