Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Essex County executive highlights accomplishments, announces litany of 2013 projects during annual speech.
Before a crowd of more than 300 people Tuesday night, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. heralded Essex County’s most significant accomplishments in his 10th annual State of the County address at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. The audience, which included Gov. Chris Christie, state Sen. President Stephen Sweeney and state Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver, listened intently as DiVincenzo checked off a litany of accomplishments, including spending cuts, revenue increases, controlling taxes and providing services. “At a time when all levels of government have raided their surpluses, we have been able to grow our rainy day fund,” said DiVincenzo, praising the county’s ability to prevent layoffs and improve its …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Larry Dell's "Nature's Resolve" is the first in the new Wildflower Sculpture Project.
Maplewood resident Larry Dell says he spends a lot of time in the South Mountain Reservation — especially after October’s nor’easter. It was during his time in the Reservation, Dell studied the storm’s damage to nature and the foliage that he got the idea to do something positive with the twigs and branches. “I come up here often and after the snowstorm, there were so many trees and twigs down,” said Dell. “I decided I’d utilize these twigs and trees into this structure.” Dell collected the trees and branches and tightly wove them together in a pyramid shape. He then painted the sculpture a metallic aluminum color. The 9½-foot-tall, 5-foot-wide sculpture he created is made exclusively of storm-damaged twigs and branches and was dedicated…
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Essex County Environmental Center and Turtle Back Zoo will receive the money
TD Bank donated $20,000 on Friday, April 27 to support the educational programs and events at the Essex County Enviromental Center in Roseland and Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and other officials gathered with students at the center in Roseland to announce the donation, which is the second installment of a four-year $100,000 commitment by TD Bank and TD Bank Charitable Foundation.