ESSEX COUNTY NEWS

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Announces Winners of Fishing Derby at South Mountain Recreation Complex

June 19, 2018

West Orange, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Parks Director Dan Salvante congratulate Pedro Ildefonso from Orange for catching the first fish in the boys’ 6-10 age category during the Essex County Fishing Derby in Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex on Thursday, June 14th. He caught four fish.

Governor Phil Murphy to Speak at Bloomfield College Commencement

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The 145th Commencement at Bloomfield College will take place Friday on the 11 acre campus in the heart of Bloomfield at 9:30 a.m. 

The program will include  remarks from honorary degree recipients New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy; Christian McBride, six-time Grammy-winning jazz bassist; and Prof. Deog-Seong Oh, President of Chungnam ...

Essex County Residents Enjoy 13th Annual Earth Day Event

ROSELAND, NJ — The weather held up to inspire hundreds of Essex County families to participate in the 13 annual Essex County Earth Day Celebration at the Essex County Environmental Center last weekend in Roseland, where residents had the opportunity to participate in hands-on educational games and activities, canoe trips, bird walks, environmental information booths, enjoy live ...

Essex County Announces Partnership with Nine Local Charitable Organizations

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County will participating in nine special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, Stop for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the Arthritis Foundation, the Saint Barnabas Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and ...

Essex County Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's Assassination

NEWARK, NJ - To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. hosted a ceremony on Wednesday attended by elected officials, community leaders and local students.

"Dr. King was one of our nation's greatest leaders and one of his last public appearances was his visit to Newark, just a week before he ...

18th Annual Taste of Essex to Showcase Dozens of Local Restaurants 

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The 18th annual Taste of Essex, hosted by the North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC), aims to be better than ever this year with dozens of restaurants participating, special activities, such as chair massages and a 50-50 drawing, as well as prizes for best savory and sweet dishes at The Manor in West Orange on April 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The evening will ...

Turtle Back Zoo Receives American Humane Awards Certification

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The American Humane (AH) recently became the third national organization to grant certification to the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., the certification exhibits the zoo’s commitment to providing the highest level of animal care.

DiVincenzo said the county has invested a great deal to transform Turtle Back Zoo ...

Essex County Freeholders Celebrate African-American History Month

NEWARK, NJ – At its 2018 African-American History Month Celebration on Wednesday at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience, and spirit of the African-American community.

Brendan Gill, board president and Freeholder At-Large, first acknowledged African-American contributions, both past and present, in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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