Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Since leaving office in 2004, the former governor finds a new calling in public service.
Former Gov. James McGreevey, who made international news when he resigned his office nearly a decade ago and simultaneously became the nation’s first openly gay governor, received the Pride of Essex award during a ceremony Monday in Newark. “I’d like to say thank you for your understanding that the best of human nature is built in kindness, is built in understanding, is built in human decency,” McGreevey said upon receiving the award, bestowed by the county’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Advisory Board and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo. “I want to thank you for being a county that does something like this not just for the LGBTQ community but for every marginal community,” said the 55-year-old McGreevey, …
Monday, June 10, 2013
Joseph DiVincenzo will endorse the governor's re-election bid officially on Tuesday.
Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo will appear at a special West Orange event Tuesday to announce his endorsement of Gov. Chris Christie, according to NJ.com. DiVincenzo will state his support for the governor's re-election effort at noon Tuesday at McCloone’s Boat House in West Orange, NJ.com is reporting via anonymous sources. Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura reportedly is also backing Republican Christie, as will a number of Democratic mayors and African-American ministers, NJ.com reported.
Friday, January 11, 2013
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo says Essex on sound fiscal footing with $31 million surplus
Friday, January 11
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo introduced a $732 million budget Thursday that would cost the average homeower $62 more in 2013, NJ.com reported. DiVincenzo's budget increases the tax levy by 1.75 percent and marks the fourth consecutive year without layoffs or furloughs, the site wrote. DiVincenzo also said that Essex has already received insurance reimbursement for its Hurrican Sandy cost.