Newark, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (center) presented the Seventh Annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Thursday, November 10th. During the ceremony, the County Executive recognized U.S. Military Veterans and Essex County employees (from left) Michael Festa (U.S. Army) and Clarence Jackson (U.S. Navy) with Essex County Community Star Awards. After serving their country, Mr. Festa and Mr. Jackson have continued to serve by dedicating themselves to helping other veterans. In addition, Essex County employees who are veterans of the seven branches of the military represented in the Essex County Armed Forces monument were invited to attend the ceremony. (Photo by Glen Frieson) is an online newspaper serving the Township of Nutley. is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association, and is the only locally owned news organization serving the community. Sign up for our FREE daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TAPintoNutley