Upcoming 2018 Essex County Holiday Events

AAA - 11/8/2018 11:36:43 AM

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite you to these special winter events!

  • 2018 Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex - Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Admission as free. Please see below for all dates and times in November and December.
  • Holidays at Kip’s Castle will be held Wednesdays to Sundays from Nov. 28th to Dec. 30th from 12 to 4 p.m. (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays) Visit Kip’s Castle for a self-guided tour of the first floor and experience the holidays circa 1920s.
  • Historic Holiday House Tour will be December 1st and 2nd at various times. Decorated for the holidays, historic homes throughout Essex County will open their doors for one spectacular weekend. 
  • Holiday Candlelight Tours at Kip’s Castle this December. Please see below for all dates and times. Take a one-hour, guided twilight tour when the holiday décor shines. $8 admission. Space is limited.
  • Sustainable Homes & Habitat Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center. Register by Dec. 1st; Drop off by Dec. 3rd. Exhibit will be held from Dec. 5th through 15th; Mon. to Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Create a unique gingerbread house with natural accents and green building design features.

2018 General Election Results

Clerk's Office - 11/7/2018 2:45:08 PM

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to NJ Businesses & Residents 
Affected by August Severe Storms & Flooding

AAA - 11/5/2018 11:58:00 AM

New Jersey businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding on 
Aug. 11-13, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon announced today.

Administrator McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Phil Murphy on Oct. 18, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.  The declaration covers Ocean and Passaic counties, and the adjacent counties of Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Essex, Monmouth, Morris, and Sussex in New Jersey; Orange and Rockland in New York.

“The SBA is strongly committed to providing the people of New Jersey with the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist businesses of all sizes, homeowners and renters with federal disaster loans,” said McMahon. “Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA.”

SBA’s Customer Service Representatives will be available at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center to answer questions about the disaster loan program and help individuals complete their applications.

The Centers are located in the following community and is open as indicated:

Three Step Process - Disaster Loans

Disaster Loans Fact Sheet

DEP Honors Business Educators & Non-Profits at Annual Awards Luncheon for Their Leadership in Recycling

AAA - 11/2/2018 3:16:13 PM

A business that recycles typical as well as unusual materials, a county government recycling program that creatively uses social media and its website to promote recycling, and a high school student whose battery recycling initiative at school is now a town-wide initiative are among those honored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as 2018 recycling leaders.

New Jersey Resources in Wall, Monmouth County, the Atlantic County Utilities Authority based in Pleasantville and Linzy Rosen of Westfield, Union County are among the 10 businesses, organizations and individuals recognized during the 38th Annual Association of New Jersey Recyclers Symposium and Luncheon held Oct. 17 at the Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune, Monmouth County.

“The DEP commends the award winners for their work to promote recycling and educate their communities about the importance of diverting waste to better protect our natural resources,” Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe said. “New Jersey is consistently a national leader in recycling because of these kinds of efforts that go above and beyond to help keep our environment safe and clean.”

DEP Launches Radio & Social Media Campaign Reminding Residents to Not Feed Black Bears

AAA - 11/2/2018 3:14:37 PM

The Department of Environmental Protection today announced the launch of a statewide radio and social media campaign as part of its efforts to help New Jersey residents learn more about living with black bears and heighten public awareness about the risks of feeding them.

“Feeding bears has public safety consequences for entire communities,” said Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe. “It is particularly important for those who live in or visit bear country to be mindful about feeding bears either intentionally, which is illegal, or unintentionally through careless practices around their properties or while out in the woods. Bears that learn to associate people with food can become nuisance bears and public safety risks.”

Under an exclusive Public Education Program with the New Jersey Broadcasters Association, radio spots – “It’s Wild to See a Black Bear in New Jersey, From a Distance” – are airing on radio stations throughout the state. The association’s network of member stations airs the spots as schedules allow.

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