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Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Zoning Board

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Conference Council

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Planning Board

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Zoning Board

Taxes, Water and Sewer

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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 County Paper Shredding Day

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Department of Public Works invite Essex County residents to the first-ever Essex County Paper Shredding Day. It will be held as follows:

Date:  Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Place: Essex County Public Works Department
           99 West Bradford Avenue
           Cedar Grove, NJ

“Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Computer & Electronics Recycling Day and Used Tire Recycling Day, shredding paper is a great way to reduce our waste stream, promote recycling and protect our personal information,” DiVincenzo said. “We all have accumulated documents that contain our vital information. Shredding is the best way to dispose of these documents because our personal information is destroyed and the paper is recycled,” he added.

PSE&G Warns Customers Scammers Can Use Fake Caller IDs

Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, urges customers to be alert to payment scams. In the most common scam, phony callers lie and say there is an unpaid balance and demand immediate payment with a prepaid card. Recently the utility has received reports that scammers are using fake caller ID information to trick customers into thinking they are speaking with PSE&G.

“Just because the caller ID says it’s PSE&G, doesn’t mean it’s PSE&G,” said Greg Dunlap, PSE&G vice president of customer operations. “When in doubt, hang up and call the number listed on your bill or our website.”

Here’s how one common scam works.

  • Someone pretending to be a utility representative calls, says there is an unpaid balance on the account and threatens to shut off service if they do not receive immediate payment with a prepaid credit card.

  • Victims are given a phony phone number to call back after they purchase the cards from a retail store.

  • When they call that number, they may hear voice response prompts that imitate the real PSE&G customer service line. Some of these criminals use caller ID spoofing technology to replicate PSE&G’s number.

  • When a fake representative answers the line, they ask for the numbers on the prepaid card or receipt. Scammers then take the money from the card – usually in a matter of minutes.

The only way to protect against scams is for customers to be cautious. Before terminating service, PSE&G alerts customers in a number of ways: messages on their bill, letters and phone calls. While the utility accepts credit cards, prepaid cards and money transfers to pay bills, PSE&G would never demand a specific type of payment or threaten immediate service termination.

Report all scam attempts by calling your utility and local police department and file a complaint with the FTC at

Essex County’s Howl-O-Ween Celebration

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., the Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invite you to Howl-O-Ween on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

There will be Candy Stations for Trick or Treating, stilt walkers and shows. Come in your Halloween costume and bring your own reusable candy bag.

$3 for Zoological Society members / $5 for general admission. Tickets only sold at door. No Reservations Necessary. (Last Admission at 7:30 PM)

Old Computers and Unwanted Electronics Recycling Event

Help Protect the Environment and Properly Recycle Old Computers and Unwanted Electronics Equipment
Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Encourages Essex County Residents to Bring Old Computers and Unwanted Electronics
to Popular Recycling Event
Cedar Grove, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. encourages Essex County residents to participate in the Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, sponsored by the County of Essex and the Essex County Utilities Authority. It will be held as follows:
Date:               Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time:              9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place:             Old Essex County Hospital Center
                        125 Fairview Avenue
                        Cedar Grove, NJ
“Recycling computer hardware and electronic devices helps remove lead and other dangerous chemicals from our waste stream, which is important for us and our children. With your participation, we can do our part to protect the environment,” DiVincenzo said. “Our collection days are very popular and I am glad our residents understand the importance of recycling. I encourage everyone to participate in our fall Computer and Electronics Recycling Day,” he added.
Items being accepted at the Computer and Electronics Recycling Day are computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, scanners, telecom equipment, speakers, televisions, keyboards, main frames, VCRs, stereos, DVD players, toasters, irons and cellular telephones. Not being accepted are smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.
Under DiVincenzo’s leadership, the County’s collection program has been expanded to include household hazardous waste, old computers and electronic equipment, used tires and paper shredding. In addition, the Household Hazardous Waste and Computer and Electronics collection days are held in the spring and fall.
The Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day is for Essex County residents only. Residents are not charged when they bring materials, but they must provide proof of residency at the site. Commercial businesses may not drop off materials. For more information, please call the Essex County Utilities Authority at 973-792-9060 or visit

Recreation Dept Teams Wear Pink Socks for Breast Cancer Awareness Month & in Honor of Jan Huston-Pryor

The Recreation Department has ordered pink socks for the teams to wear during the month of October.

Pink Patch Project - In Memory of Jan Huston-Pryor

In memory of Jan Huston-Pryor and to honor her work in removing any financial barriers for women to receive diagnosis and treatment from a breast care specialist, the members of the Essex Fells Police Department will be participating in the Pink Patch Project.  We will be wearing special uniform shirts with a pink version of our regular uniform patch during the month of October. 

The Pink Patch Project originated in California and has now grown to over one hundred agencies nationwide.  In addition to promoting breast cancer awareness these special patches will be offered for sale at $20 each.  All proceeds from the sale of these patches will be donated to the I Love You More Fund. 

The I Love You More Fund was established in loving memory of Dr. Jan Huston Pryor, who saved both lives as a healing surgeon and as a loving mother. Jan was a world-renowned surgeon who dedicated the last twenty years of her life to providing state of the art diagnosis and surgical treatment of breast disease for all patients with a kind, calm and caring manner, and without regard of their capability to pay for her services. She was also a loving mother who adopted ten neglected children from around the world. The I Love You More Fund is set up to honor her memory by providing a vehicle for funds to allow all women to be diagnosed and treated for breast disease, regardless of their financial situation. Finances should never prevent a woman from seeing a breast care specialist, nor prevent them from being treated for breast cancer in a calm, kind, and caring manner. 

Patches can be purchased from any officer on patrol or at police headquarters.   

William R. Theilacker
Chief of Police

Strut Your Mutt - Essex County’s Annual Canine Halloween Costume Parade & Contest

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites Essex County dog owners to display their creativity and participate in Strut Your Mutt, Essex County’s Annual Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest. This year, two parades have been scheduled. Participation is free. The costume parades and contests will be held as follows:

Morning Parade
Date:   Saturday, October 21, 2017
            Rain Date: Sunday, October 22nd 
Time:   Registration: 9:15 a.m.
            Parade: 10 a.m.
Place:  Essex County Brookdale Dog Park
            Grove Street
Afternoon Parade
Date:   Saturday, October 21, 2017
            Rain Date: Sunday, October 22nd  
Time:   Registration: 1:15 p.m.
            Parade: 2 p.m.
Place:  Essex County South Mountain Dog Park
            Crest Drive
            Maplewood/Millburn, NJ

“Understanding the Certification Process” Workshop

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., the Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Office of Small Business Development and Affirmative Action invite you to attend “Understanding the Certification Process” Workshop on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Woodland Historic Venue, 60 Woodland Rd., Maplewood, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m.

There is limited space available and reservation is required. For more information and to RSVP call 973-621-2011 or visit


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