September 11th, 2014
"We Will Always Remember"
Essex Co. Parks Photo Contest - Submissions due Sept 17th
Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite you to participate in the Essex County Parks Photography Contest, featuring youth and adult categories.
The deadline is Wednesday, September 17th, so grab a camera and visit an Essex County Park! Anyone with a camera is invited and encouraged to submit photos that capture a part of their visit to the County Parks System. For rules and regulations, please contact the Essex County Environmental Center at 973-228-8776.
9th Annual Essex Co. Senior Wellness Day
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite you to attend the Ninth Annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Essex County Richard J. Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This event is free and is open to Essex County senior residents only! For more information call (973)621-4400; for transportation call (973)618-1280.
Essex Fells Police Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs Sept. 27
On Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Essex Fells Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills to Police Headquarters at 255 Roseland Ave. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Date Change for Essex Co. Collection Day - Household Hazardous Waste
Please be advised that the dates for the Fall Household Hazardous Waste event have been changed to:
Friday, October 3, 2014 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 125 Fairview Avenue (next to Old Hospital Center), Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
*Please note that there will NOT an event on Saturday, October 4, 2014 as previously announced.*
The new date will be Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
This is free to all Essex County residents. (For complete list of accepted items click below)
Essex County residents must provide proof of residency at the site. Please note this event is NOT for commercial and industrial facilities. For more information call (973)792-9060 or www.ecuanj.com
Essex Co. Recycling Day - Computers & Electronics
Essex County’s Recycling Day for Computers and Electronics will be Saturday, Oct. 18, at 125 Fairview Ave., Cedar Grove, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is free to all Essex County residents.
Among the items accepted will be computers, printers, televisions, toasters, old cellular phones and more. You may not drop off smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. (For complete list click below)
Essex County residents must provide proof of residency at the site. Please note that commercial and large quantity users may NOT drop off items. For more information call (973)792-9060 or www.ecuanj.com
Essex Co. Environmental Center Fall 2014 Public Programs
The Essex County Environmental Center is situated in a wooded wetland habitat with access to the Passaic River which makes for an interesting and affordable site to book a naturalist-led field trip for school groups, scouts, and community groups. Book our state-of-the-art facility and nature setting for an educational birthday party, community event, or a corporate business outing. Take advantage of this County facility, stay local and explore the nature of Essex in your own “backyard!”
The center is located at 621-B Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland in Essex County West Essex Park and is a facility of the Essex County Park System. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Essex County West Essex Park is open to the public every day from dawn until dusk.
Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. Click below for upcoming events.
For more information, please call 973-228-8776.
New PSE&G Outage Map Helps Customers Navigate Stormy Weather
With summer storm season in full swing, Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) has made it easier for customers to track the status of power outages using its online Outage Map. PSE&G recently adopted new technology to enhance the mobile-friendly map, providing more detailed information about outages and when power will be restored. When the lights go out, customers can now log on to see:
- The location of the outage at the neighborhood level.
- The number of customers affected by the outage.
- When the outage was reported, and the time PSE&G expects service to be restored.
- The cause of the outage, if available, such as equipment failure or animal contact.
- During storms, the status of the job in the restoration process — whether crews are assessing the outage, making repairs or removing a tree.