Essex County Executive DiVincenzo elected secretary of NJTPA

January 23, 2018

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. was elected Secretary of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) Board of Trustees Monday during its annual reorganization meeting.

"The NJTPA plays an important role, overseeing the investment of billions of dollars in our region's transportation infrastructure and virtually all projects are designed with safety as ...

Bloomfield Health and Human Services Employees Maya Lordo and Lindsey Prewitt Named the ADAPT Coalition Members of the Year

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Wednesday evening, Health Educators Maya Lordo and Lindsey Prewitt were recognized as Coalition Members of the Year by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) for their efforts with the Bloomfield Alliance Coalition to reduce underage drinking and drug abuse. Lordo, who is a certified MCHES and also Registered Environmental Health specialist, has been with the ...

Challenges Abound for Gov. Murphy, Say Rutgers Experts

From legalizing marijuana to funding the public employee pension system, New Jersey’s incoming governor faces challenges that require investments of time, leadership and communication

Phil Murphy, who today becomes New Jersey’s 56th governor, takes the helm of a state facing numerous challenges – fiscal, infrastructure, and transportation, to name a ...

Murphy, Oliver to head all-star entrepreneurial panel in Newark

NEWARK, NJ--With the hopes of growing New Jersey's economy through entrepreneurial inclusion, Gov.-elect Phil Murphy and Lt. Gov.-elect Sheila Oliver will be leading a workshop in Newark Monday.

Small business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to participate in the workshop, which will be hosted by Metropolitan Baptist Church Rev. Pastor David Jefferson, Sr. and will ...

Essex County Executive Presents Budget Proposal for 2018

NEWARK, NJ – A budget of $725.9 million that will stabilize Essex County’s financial plan and address the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions was recently presents by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.

According to DiVincenzo, layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the state’s statutory deadline of Jan. 15 ...

Rich Rockwell Selected to Fill Vacant Council Seat

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- When Bloomfield Councilman Carlos Pomares was elected to serve on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders in this past November's election, it created a situation where a vacant council seat would need to be filled.  While there was plenty of  residents interested in fulfilling the role,  Richard Rockwell, a business analyst by trade, was chosen to ...

Brendan Byrne's career forged in Newark before becoming N.J. governor

Before he became New Jersey's governor, Brendan Byrne carved his career path in his native Essex County, as county prosecutor during a tumultuous era in Newark's history. 

Tested and tempered, he was ready for his time in Trenton. 

Byrne, who died Thursday, is fondly remembered by those who watched his life, and his legacy, spring to life as a young lawman who was once ...

Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Elects New President and Vice President

NEWARK, NJ – During this week’s annual reorganization meeting of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Brendan Gill of Montclair and Wayne Richardson of Newark were was unanimously elected as board president and vice president, respectively.

Gill, who succeeds Freeholder Britnee Timberlake as president, has served as vice president since 2015. He was elected to his first ...

Mundell, Joanow and Cruz Sworn-In to Bloomfield Council

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Township Council members Jenny Mundell, Nicholas Joanow and Sarah Cruz were officially sworn-in to office last night at a ceremony held at a packed Council chamber with family, friends and Essex County elected officials and political leaders in attendance. Each of the Council members were elected in November, and they represent one of the Township's three wards, ...

Bloomfield Mayor Venezia issues update of snow removal during the blizzard

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - As DPW crews continue to clear the more than 90 miles of street surfaces (not including county roads), and police units continue to patrol the streets to make sure everyone in Bloomfield is safe, Mayor Michael Venezia issued the following statement. 

"Please stay safe today. We are experiencing blizzard conditions, and asking all residents to get their vehicles off ...

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