CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Maplewood and South Orange are among 14 municipalities and 34 community organizations to receive funding for infrastructure improvements, community programs, and building renovations.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced the grants, totaling about $5.4 million, from the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program yesterday, Jan. 29. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by the Essex County Division of Housing and Community Development.


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For South Orange: With the County Executive are, from left, Essex County Department of Economic Development, Training and Employment Director Anibal Ramos; Adam Loehner, South Orange Village Administrator; Freeholder Patricia Sebold; and Gabe Paul from the Essex County Parks Department, who also services as Essex County Liaison to South Orange.

For Maplewood: With the County Executive are, from left, Essex County Department of Economic Development, Training and Employment Director Anibal Ramos; Maplewood Staff Engineer Enrique Biasotti; Maplewood Engineering Office Assistant Rosanne Hochuli; and Freeholder Patricia Sebold.