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Statement by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. about Nov. 15 Snowstorm

November 16, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. issued the following statement about the Nov. 15 snowstorm: 

Yesterday’s snowstorm created havoc not just for Essex County, but the entire tri-state region.

We relied on several different weather forecasts, all of which grossly underestimated the amount of snow we received. In addition, the arrival of the storm during ...

'Timothy J. Piazza Law' Targets Hazing

TRENTON, N.J. - Following the tragic death of a local teen, state Sen. Kip Bateman has introduced the “Timothy J. Piazza Law,” to increase criminal penalties for hazing.

Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State University student, died last year after a fraternity hazing ritual. Timothy’s death was captured by a video that showed Penn State University fraternity brothers ...

A Message from Cedar Grove Regarding Storm Clean Up

In order to allow the Department of Public Works access to clear the streets properly, please remove all parked cars from the street.

There will be No Overnight Permission granted tonight so that roads can be cleared of snow. If you do not have a place to park your car, check with a neighbor for assistance. If necessary, you may use the rear portion of the Municipal Lot.

Please be aware ...

Township of Verona Makes a Tenative Deal to Purchase Property for Redevelopment

VERONA, NJ - The Township of Verona is excited to announce that it has reached a tentative deal to purchase the property formerly occupied by Cameco and the adjacent residential houses for redevelopment to help meet the Township’s Affordable Housing obligations. The tract of land on Pine Street at Bloomfield Avenue is approximately 2.3 acres of previously developed land. The tract is ...

SBA Offering Disaster Loans to Monmouth County Businesses, Residents Affected by August Severe Storms and Flooding

WASHINGTON, DC — Monmouth County businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding on August 11 through 13 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

To find out about the program, SBA has established this week a disaster loan outreach center in Ocean County at the Greenbriar Homeowners Association, 1 Derby Circle in Brick.

Cedar Grove Grapples with Affordable Housing Obligations

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - On Monday Cedar Grove hosted its state representatives at a town hall meeting to discuss the overdevelopment issue stemming from affordable housing obligations.  The meeting is part of an effort by Town Council to take a proactive approach to any further development in Cedar Grove. Dozens of Cedar Grove residents came out for the meeting.   

Senator ...

Cedar Grove Municipal Phone Outage Update

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - All municipal building phones are back in service.  Earlier today, the township of Cedar Grove notified residents of an outage of phone service in the Municipal Building via Nixle. This Includes the administrative police lines. The outage is being worked on, but the estimated time of repair is unknown.  Residents were requested to use the respective municipal ...

Essex Freeholders Consider Future of ICE Contract After Denouncing Agency's Spokesman

The Essex County Freeholders called for the ouster of the New Jersey Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman but have not budged on ending its controversial contract with the agency.

The freeholder board at its Wednesday meeting in Maplewood passed a resolution supporting other lawmakers who have called for Emilio Karim Dabul to be terminated from his position as ICE ...

Improvements Underway at Essex County Riker Hill Art Park

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a second public meeting held in Livingston last week to discuss the current plans for how to spend the $1 million currently allotted toward the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) in Livingston, some of the priorities, such as improving the safety and accessibility of the entrance at the intersection of Beaufort Avenue and Homestead Drive, are ...

Cedar Grove Waves 911 Memorial Gets Permanent Addition

CEDAR GROVE, N.J.- For four years Cedar Grove High School displayed 2,977 flags, in honor of the lives lost on September 11. The front of the high school has served as the base for the flags, including the flags of victim's home countries. 

This year, they were given a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. It was permanently installed this week, and will be displayed ...


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