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Essex County News

May 18, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Plans are in place to transform the former Seth Boyden Court Housing Complex into a state-of-the-art film and television facility, a project officials are dubbing an “anchor” piece of a larger effort to revitalize the Dayton Street neighborhood in Newark’s South Ward. Newark ...

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NJ Transit announced that they have completed repairs to the rail lines faster than expected, and the Montclair-Boonton line is back on schedule as of today, March 18--including the Morris & Essex (M&E) line. A tree had fallen on wiring and equipment and damaged part of the Maplewood ...

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(Newark, NJ) – On March 3, 2022, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners virtually held its 2022 “Salute to the Irish” Celebration. The  yearly ceremony commemorates the heritage and traditions of the Irish community, while recognizing the Parade Committees and honorees of the Newark, ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County residents ages 60 and older are invited to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2022 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. Those who submit entries by Monday, April 11, will be ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – After Monday’s southern storm, and the Wednesday morning icing issues all over state highways, attention now shifts to a focus on a likely statewide snowstorm during the overnight and daytime period between Thursday night and Friday. In what has become the classic winter ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A 36-year-old East Orange man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose following an incident in which he shot an off-duty West Orange police officer earlier this week, ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - According to the New Jersey Globe's report, the New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission approved a plan last week in which the 11th District will consist of Millburn, Belleville (moving from the 8th District), Glen Ridge, Maplewood and South Orange (moving from the 10th ...

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NEWARK, NJ — There was no hiding the excitement on Devian Parker-Rogers’ face when New York Giants star Evan Engram hopped on a Zoom call Thursday evening to announce that the Malcolm X Shabazz High School student was this year’s winner of the USA Football Heart of a Giant Award, a competition that ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The free Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange returns on Friday, Nov. 19, after a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Holiday Lights Spectacular is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 5 and will then be open ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local followers of Livingston native Harlan Coben's works may notice some familiar locations featured in the upcoming adaptation of his 2011 novel “Shelter” if the pilot is determined to be successful. Throughout the day on Monday, when Livingston High School (LHS) students were ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Just days after Essex County was excluded from federal assistance aimed to help residents recover from the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida to the dismay of area officials, it was announced on Friday that the county will now be included.  Essex, Hudson, Mercer and Union counties were ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — In preparation of the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch throughout New Jersey. The storm is expected to hit Wednesday night into Thursday with heavy rainfalls equaling five inches, scattered thunderstorms and high wind ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex is joining a growing list of New Jersey counties that have been designated to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone.  New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced on Monday that the department has added five counties to the zone. The counties new to the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County is now taking appointments for COVID-19 booster shots for people with compromised immune systems at its vaccination centers at Kmart in West Orange and Essex County College in Newark. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that the county would ...

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Professional and Non-Professional Artists Are Encouraged to Submit Original Works in 11 Categories; Entry Deadline is Wednesday, September 1          ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — All non-professional and professional senior citizen artists residing in Essex County are invited to participate in the 2021 ...

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