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April is New Jersey Underground Damage Prevention Month

PSE&G reminds everyone to Dial 811 to Call Before You Dig

April is NJ Underground Damage Prevention Month, and Public Service Electric & Gas Company is reminding customers, contractors and excavators that they must call before digging to avoid hitting underground gas and electric lines. To make it easy to call, 811 has been designated as the national dialing code to have underground lines located and marked.

When you call 811, you are automatically connected to the New Jersey one-call center, which collects information about your digging project. The one-call center then provides the information to the utility companies, who will send representatives to mark the locations of underground lines in the immediate vicinity of the planned work location with flags, paint or both. Once lines have been properly marked and your locate request becomes valid, you are free to carefully dig around the marked areas.

Every digging project, even a small project like planting a tree or building a deck, requires a call to 811. The call must be made whether you are hiring a professional or planning to do the job yourself. Striking a single line can cause outages and result in repair costs and fines.

Essex County Job Fair

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive, The Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Essex County Department of Economic Development, Training & Employment invite you to the Essex County Job Fair on Thursday, May 15, 2014. This is a free event!

Join us from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Essex County College Gymnasium, 303 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102. Register in person now at the Essex County One-Stop Career Center, 50 So. Clinton Street on the 2nd Floor in East Orange, NJ or register online.

For more information, call (973) 393-8415.

Riker Hill Art Park Open House

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr invites residents to get an inside glimpse of the art world and creative environment within our parks by attending the Essex County Riker Hill Art Park Open House on Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8, from 11:00 5:00 p.m. at 284 Beaufort Avenue, Livingston.


While visiting a variety of different art studios, you will have the opportunity to talk to the artists, purchase art work, and stop by the gallery to view a compilation exhibition. Artists in residence work in a variety of disciplines, including clay, jewelry, glass blowing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography.

Free Friday Flicks

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive, The Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invite you to Free Friday Flicks! Gates open at 7:00 PM. Movie begins at dusk. Join us at Essex County Kip’s Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Road, Verona.

RIO will be playing on Friday, June 6. Pre-movie entertainment is the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo.

Pitch Perfect is on Friday, June 13. Pre-movie entertainment is Live acapella performances.

Teen Beach Movie is on Friday, June 20. Pre-movie entertainment is learning the choreography for one of the movie’s musical numbers.

Hunger Games is on Friday, June 27. Pre-movie entertainment is archery demonstration.

Essex County Announces 2014 Cherry Blossom Festival

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invites everyone to Branch Brook Park for the Cherry Blossoms. "You're invited to Essex County Branch Brook Park to admire the most diverse collectin of Cherry Trees in the country, which is even larger than the national displayh in Washington, D.C. The blossoming trees create a pink and white canopy that is perfect for picnics, photographs and simple enjoyment.  Come out and experience this natural wonder."

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