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

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.

Essex Fells Police at Essex Fells Elementary School

(Back row left to right) Essex Fells Councilman and Fire Fighter Edward Davis, Essex Fells Police Chief William Theilacker, Essex Fells Fire Chief James Kearney, and Essex Fells Fire Fighter BJ D’Avella.

Essex Fells Police Chief William Theilacker gave children a ride to the Essex Fells Elementary School today.

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15th Annual Essex County Open House at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to attend the 15th Annual Essex County Open House at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. The carnival-like event combines games and activities to entertain and provide information to raise public awareness about the programs and services provided by Essex County. The Open House, which includes free admission to Turtle Back Zoo, will be held as follows:

Date:              Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time:             10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Place:             Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
                       560 Northfield Avenue
                       West Orange, NJ

Free Friday Flicks at Essex County Kip’s Castle Park

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites families to come to Essex County Kip’s Castle Park for the Free Friday Flicks in June. Gates open at 7 p.m. and movies will be shown at dusk on the lawn at Essex County Kip’s Castle, 22 Crestmont Avenue, Verona. The public is encouraged to bring chairs or blankets on which to sit. Admission is free; refreshments will be for sale.
“We invite you to join us for an exciting night at the movies on our Kip’s Castle Park lawn. Families can enjoy the outdoor movie presentation and experience this magnificent location in a new way,” DiVincenzo said. “We look forward to seeing you at what will be an entertaining evening for children, families and individuals of all ages,” he added.

Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day Service – Monday, May 29th @ 8 a.m. in front of Borough Hall, Roseland Avenue

PSE&G Offers Tips for your Air Conditioner’s Spring Debut

Is air conditioning in your forecast? With hot weather on the way, Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, offers the following steps to ensure your air conditioner is ready for its spring debut.

  • Clear your outdoor unit of grass, dirt and leaves. 

  • Make sure there is nothing obstructing airflow into the unit. 

  • Replace or clean your air filters once a month, or as directed by the manufacturer. 

  • Check that all vents in your home are fully open and not blocked by furniture or drapes.

  • To keep a safe, high performing and efficient system, have it checked regularly by a qualified air conditioning and heating contractor.

Lombardy Field House Dedication


Hundreds of kids of Essex Fells, who today now can range from their early 30s to their young teens owe such great memories of their childhoods and their love of athletics to one, wonderful person, Rob Lombardy.  Hundreds.

Seventeen years ago, when we first met, I immediately loved this man.  He was smart, kind, had an air of integrity and niceness, and immediately convinced me that he was driven to do the very best for the kids of Essex Fells, most of whom he didn’t even know, but that never mattered to him; he just wanted to do the very best for them.  That was immediately apparent to me and to everyone who had the privilege of working alongside Rob. 

Early on - I honestly kept switching names for him, “Rob” “Bob” “Rob”… I think I may have even called him Mike Coletti once  - and he either would not correct me or would respond to both! - I immediately loved this man, his demeanor, his temperament, his commitment to the kids of Essex Fells and to the importance of recreational activities, and his good, common sense and sound judgment.

I wrote about an experience that Rob and I shared when he first became Recreation Director and we had acquired the old Bible College property where we stand today.  The Borough had acquired dilapidated buildings and practically abandoned property, and then we sketched out what we thought we could do with it.  And then I gave it to Rob and said, “do with it what you will, but make it so.”  And without fanfare or fuss, Rob made it happen and no one, not the residents, not the Council, and certainly not me ever doubted or questioned his vision.  Today, the fields you see today are the envy of many towns and it was all due in large part to the vision of Rob.  And his vision for the Essex Fells Recreation Department is being carried on to this very day, by his daughter Lauren.

No matter the event, Soccer Day, lacrosse practices, whatever, there he was, running around making sure everything was running smoothly and on time, fixing things at the last minute, answering questions, problem solving, but always, ALWAYS, calm, in control, and always with that Rob Lombardy smile. 

Rob and I shared many special moments together – many - most of which dealt with dealing with our residents.  Without getting into the dirt of the details, at the end of the day, and with some degree of incredulity over the complaints, criticisms, comments, compliments, demands, or circumstances - because, what harder job is there to do than to try to please parents when dealing with their kids and their money!  – we would laugh together in a wonderful spirit of cooperation and friendship.

Rob always negotiated those troubled waters with professionalism, politeness, with style and with grace.  Rob loved Essex Fells and Essex Fells loves Rob Lombardy.

Rob was always on.  Always our Recreation Director.  I was told that he was proud to have that title - And we were proud and so privileged to have him.  To his wife Barbara, to his children, and to the entire Lombardy family, there are no words of mine that can adequately express how much we in town appreciate you and thank you for your sharing Rob with us in Essex Fells.

And so as the Mayor of Essex Fells, and on behalf of the Council, the Essex Fells Recreation Department, the residents of a grateful Borough, and the hundreds of people, once kids and now young adults, who have become to be better people because of the great work and love that Rob Lombardy so willing gave to each of them, we have invited you here this day. 

Going forward from now on, for many, many, many years, when people ask us, “What is this building called  - that stands hard by, that stands at the pinnacle of our bucolic recreation area, that constantly overlooks the fields of Egan, Veterans, and Volunteers, that stands here as a beacon ever watching over, and caring for, the children of Essex Fells?”  We shall say, most proudly, “We call this the Robert V. Lombardy, Sr. Field House, dedicated this day, May 13, 2017, in honor of, in appreciation of, and in tribute to, our Recreation Director and our dear friend.”

God bless Rob, God Bless Barbara and the Lombardy family, God Bless Essex Fells and God Bless these United States.

Six Essex Residents Receive Outstanding Senior Citizens Awards

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. presented six Essex County residents with Outstanding Senior Citizen Awards during the 42nd Annual Senior Citizen Luncheon at The Chandelier in Belleville on Thursday, May 4th. Approximately 150 Essex County seniors attended the annual celebration, which recognizes members of Essex County’s various senior clubs for their dedication and commitment to the program.

“Congratulations to our Senior Club members who are being recognized today. Whether you offered a kind word for your fellow members, gave a ride to someone who needs transportation, organized a trip or served as a club officer, your volunteer efforts are the reason this program continues to thrive,” DiVincenzo said. “Your actions contributed to a welcoming atmosphere where others can strike up new friendships, spend an afternoon and remain connected to their community. Thank you for Putting Essex County and our Seniors First,” he added.

Essex Fells Fire Company's Annual Memorial Day BBQ

The Essex Fells Fire Company is sponsoring their annual Memorial Day BBQ on Monday, May 29th, 2017 at the Green on Oak lane at 12pm. 


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