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Essex County's Senior Wellness Day is Sept. 26

September 15, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Essex County will hold another of its Senior Wellness Day events on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange.

“We are planning a fun-filled day of activities and will be providing a great deal of valuable information that will benefit seniors. Our Essex County Senior Wellness Day will offer nutrition information, ...

Essex County Environmental Center Announces September Events

ROSELAND, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of September that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the environment.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center in ...

Public Invited to Essex Remembers 9/11 Ceremony in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The public is invited to the 16th annual “Essex County Remembers” 9/11 ceremony at the Essex County Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial at the Eagle Rock Reservation on Monday at 8 a.m.

According to Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., people spontaneously came to Eagle Rock Reservation after the attacks to view the tragedy unfold at the Twin ...

West Orange Community Encouraged to "Brave the Shave" for Childhood Cancer Research

WEST ORANGE, NJ – In support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s belief that it takes a community to cure childhood cancer, the Shillelagh Club of West Orange will play host to one of the volunteer-driven charity’s signature head-shaving events on Sept. 16 beginning at 3 p.m.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation expects dozens of men, women and children to ...

African Penguin Exhibit Construction is Underway Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Construction is underway once again at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo for the new “Shores of Africa Penguin” Exhibit, where African penguins will join the giraffes, lions and hyenas to bring all of Turtle Back's animals from the largest continent into the same area.

According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, the penguins have always been ...

Victims Cut Out of Vehicle After Harrison Ave. Collision, Police Say

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A motor vehicle collision on Harrison Avenue in Montclair resulted in four occupants being entrapped inside of one of the vehicles on Friday afternoon.

Sometime around 1 p.m., a 36-year-old woman from West Orange was struck as she was driving northbound on Harrison Avenue by a 33-year-old Montclair man as he was driving west on Porter Place.

Due ...

Severe Flash Flood Warning Issued in Livingston Area

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A severe flash flood warning was issued in the Livingston area until 3:30 p.m. EDT. Drivers should avoid flood areas until further warning. 

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate's Running Mate Enjoys First Day

NEWARK, NJ — Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein, Councilman Al Anthony and Essex County Freeholders Patricia Sebold and Leonard Luciano recently joined Democratic gubernational nominee Phil Murphy and the new running mate, Sheila Oliver, on her first day.

On the day she was officially named the Democratic lieutenant gubernatorial candidate, Newark native Sheila Oliver's said her mind ...

Turtle Back Zoo-vies to Show "The Secret Life of Pets" Wednesday, July 26

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Turtle Back Zoo's annual "Zoo-vies" continue this Wednesday, July 26, with "The Secret Life of Pets."

On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, Turtle Back will have Family Nights with extended evening hours until 8:30 p.m., with the last admission to the Zoo at 8 p.m. 

On Wednesday evenings during ...

Montclair Police Arrest Newark Man for Nearly Two-Dozen Vehicle-Related Crimes

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old Newark man with nearly two-dozen crimes related to motor vehicle theft and vehicle burglaries. 

Lt. David O'Dowd of the Montclair Police Department stated that on July 14 "officers were dispatched to a report of a subject looking into parked vehicles on Wildwood Avenue." 

He stated ...

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