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Borough Residents wishing to view their Property Taxcharges please click the link below.

2018 Essex County Summer Music Concert Series

Live FREE Concerts in Essex County Parks.

2018 Essex County Summer Music Concert Series to Take Center Stage in the Historic Essex County Parks System Essex.

County Executive DiVincenzo Invites Public to Experience Spectacular Fireworks and the Hottest Acts in Jazz, Doo Wop, Rock and Roll, Reggae, Latin and More.

Calling All Veterans

Register with the Mayor for upcoming Veteran's events by emailing Provide your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, branch and years of service, and rank.

Garbage and Recycling

Garbage and Recycling

Garbage disposal is the responsibility of the resident and they must contract with a private waste hauler for pickup. Residents can bring their recycling to the Recycling Center. Please check the link below for information.


Prepare Before
Clean-up & Repair

When working on home and/or business repair be sure to both protect yourself when cleaning mold and beware of asbestos. Get further info via the flyer provided below.

Dumpster and POD Permits Required

Dumpster and POD
Permits Required

Essex County Division of Senior Services

Essex County Division
of Senior Services

This Division offers a wide range of services to Essex County Senior Citizens, such as adult day care centers and basic transportation services.

For more information, please call the Division of Senior Services at...
(973) 395-8375

Car Theft Advisory

Residents Urged to Lock Car Doors After Recent Break-Ins

The Essex Fells Police Department would like to remind residents to always lock their car doors to recent car burglaries and vehicle thefts in the area. The vehicles that were entered were left unlocked.

Residents are also reminded to remove any valuable items inside their vehicles such as GPS units, iPods and other electronic devices. As always please call us to report any suspicious activity.

Wilderness Skills Camp 2018 at Essex County Environmental Center

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invites children in 5th to 8th grades to participate in Wilderness Skills Summer Camp at the Essex County Environmental Center. Join us for one of two sessions in June or July, see details below.

Please contact the Environmental Center at 973-228-8776 for registration information.

Essex County Environmental Center Public Programming - Summer 2018

Take a look ahead at our upcoming programs:

Advisory Message: Roseland Avenue will be Closed for Milling Tonight - June 19, 2018

Roseland Avenue will be closed for milling tonight, 7pm to 5am tomorrow morning. Please plan alternate routes.

Essex County Celebrates National Parks & Recreation Month - "Wellness on the Waterfront"

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs announced a month-long schedule of free activities to celebrate July as National Parks and Recreation Month. The County Executive invites the public to enjoy “Wellness on the Waterfront,” which includes yoga demonstrations, concerts, movies, and arts and crafts at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex in July.
“National Parks and Recreation Month is the perfect opportunity to highlight the beauty of our open spaces, the importance of recreation facilities and the positive impact they have on our wellness and quality of life. The area overlooking the Orange Reservoir provides a beautiful and unique spot to host a diverse lineup of activities to exercise, entertain and inspire you,” DiVincenzo said. “We invite the public to celebrate with us and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events,” he added.

Notice of Cancellation of Planning Board Meeting

Please be advised that the Zoning Board Meeting scheduled for June 28, 2018 has been cancelled.

Essex County Free Summer Concert Series 2018

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to visit the Essex County Park System and enjoy the 2018 Essex Country Free Summer Music Concert Series. Upcoming events feature Jazz Concerts, a House Music Festival, Jukebox Legends, and Julian and Dominique.

“Our Free Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage in venues throughout our historic Essex County Park System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze and dance to the sounds of classical, rock and roll, jazz, big band, Latin and more. We have an outstanding line-up that is sure to entertain and impress,” DiVincenzo said.

PSE&G Prepared for Next Few Days of Hot Weather

(NEWARK, NJ – June 15, 2018)  Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is monitoring weather conditions and has additional personnel on hand to handle any power interruptions as a result of the high heat and increasing humidity expected over the weekend into Monday. The utility’s call centers also have extra personnel on duty to speak with customers.

“We have a rigorous preparedness program and we’re ready to handle the extra demand from air conditioners, ceiling fans or even World Cup viewing,” said John Latka, PSE&G senior vice president of electric and gas operations. “We encourage everyone to stay hydrated and stay out of the heat as much as possible.”

PJM, the regional grid operator, expects to have sufficient power supplies available to meet the increased demand for electricity as a result of the weather. PSE&G has made $3 billion in investments since last summer to maintain reliability and safely meet the increased demand for electricity.

“We have increased local transmission supply capacity for many of our customers, thanks to new modernized substations and other equipment upgrades,” Latka said. “At PSE&G, we’re committed to continuous improvement and providing high quality services so that our customers have the energy they need on even the hottest summer days.”

The 2018 forecasted summer peak is 9,903 megawatts. Last year’s peak was 9,527 megawatts, set on July 20, 2017. PSE&G’s all-time summer peak was 11,108 megawatts, set on August 2, 2006.

Here are some easy ways customers can save energy and money throughout the summer:

  • Even if you have air conditioning, use ceiling and other fans to provide additional cooling and better air circulation.

  • Use ceiling fans in the counterclockwise direction to create a wind-chill effect, making it feel cooler. Whole-house fans that bring in cooler night air can pre-cool a house and cut energy use in the daytime if heat is kept out by closing windows and shades. 

  • Install a programmable thermostat. If one's health permits, raise the setting from 73 to 78 degrees. Customers can save 3 percent to 5 percent on air conditioning expenses for each degree the thermostat is raised. 

  • Close blinds, shades and draperies facing the sun to keep out the sun’s heat and help fans and air conditioners cool more efficiently. 

  • Close doors leading to uncooled parts of the home. If the house uses central air conditioning, close vents to unused rooms. 

  • Seal holes and cracks around doors and windows. Eliminate air leaks between window air conditioners and windows with foam insulation or weather stripping. 

  • Turn off power sources. Televisions, computers and other electronic devices draw power when they are in standby mode or turned off but still plugged in. Plug electronics into power strips and turn off the power switch when the items are not in use. 

  • Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs, which use 75 percent less electricity and burn at a lower temperature than incandescent bulbs. 

  • Use timers and motion detectors on indoor and outdoor lighting. 

  • Delay tasks such as laundry until later in the day. Wash full loads, using cold water whenever possible. 

  • Replace old appliances with new energy-efficient “Energy Star” labeled appliances. 

  • Unplug any extra refrigerators and use them only when needed. Refrigerators that are only 10 years old can use twice the amount of electricity as newer energy-efficient models. 

If you experience a power outage, please call PSE&G’s Customer Service line: 1-800-436-PSEG, send a text via MyAlerts or use My Account to report an outage online. You can also use MyAlerts for updates or follow PSEG on Facebook and Twitter.

June 2018 Programs at the Essex County Environmental Center

A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of June that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where they can enjoy an enriching recreational experience through nature and conservation activities.

“Our Environmental Center has become the premiere location for environmental education and nature appreciation. With the help of our partner groups, our dynamic schedule of events and activities will captivate all ages,” DiVincenzo said. “Walk in our woods, discover habitats, get pointers on gardening, learn about nature photography and much more. It’s all about nature and it’s all at our Environmental Center,” he added.

Events scheduled for June are as follows:


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