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

January 4, 2018

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 ...

Essex County Environmental Center Announces January Events

Essex County, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of January that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where they can enjoy ...

Make a Child's Wish Come True at Livingston Mall's Holiday Wish Wall

LIVINGSTON, NJ — This holiday season, the Livingston Mall partnered with foster homes and community organizations that help children in need to create a Holiday Wish Wall, where children were invited to write down holiday wish in hopes that shoppers might purchase a gift card and grant their wish.

The Livingston Mall, which will display the Holiday Wish Wall in the upper level of ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo Kicks Off Nov. 17

West Orange, NJ – Essex County Executive DiVincenzo invites the public to spend part of their holiday season at the 11th Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. Free admission is being offered at The Holiday Lights Spectacular, which will be held as ...

Mars looking to open offices in Ironside Newark building

NEWARK, NJ - The maker of M&M candies may be coming back to Newark.

The company that got its start in 1941 in Clinton Hill, is looking to open an office in downtown's Ironside Newark building.

Mars Wrigley Confectionary US LLC has applied for 10-year, $31.5 million Grow New Jersey grant to open an office in the seven-story, mixed-use project owned by Edison Properties and ...

Rep. Payne, Jr., Addresses Pro-ISIS Videos Posted to Bloomfield School District Website

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Monday morning, the Bloomfield, New Jersey, public school district website was hacked. The hackers posted a pro-ISIS video, which remained visible for around two hours. Similar attacks occurred nationwide.

“The hacking attacks on the Bloomfield Public School District’s websites highlight the vulnerability of the technology we rely on every ...

The Honeymooners: Playing Now at the Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ - The world-premiere of the musical comedy The Honeymooners opened at the Paper Mill Playhouse on Thursday, September 28 and runs through Sunday, October 29.

Inspired by the CBS television series of the same name, The Honeymooners features the classic characters from the original show, with Ralph Kramden and his buddy Ed Norton "back and still shooting for the ...

Watching Tropical Storm Jose: Could Produce Rain, High Winds in the Garden State

EAST ORANGE, NJ - New Jersey residents may want to check the weather to the track the path of Tropical Storm Jose. A forecast map that was issued this morning by the National Hurricane Center has the state on the outer edges of its possible path. Tropical Storm Jose could strengthen as it heads north through the Atlantic.

The system is still days away from its center being hundreds of miles ...

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