Thursday, April 11, 2013
Plans call for additional offices, storage and workshops at West Bradford Avenue facility.
The Essex County Department of Public Works plans to upgrade and expand its facility housing the fleet maintenance garage and mosquito control offices, a published report Thursday said. The DPW plans a 40,000-square-foot expansion to include offices, storage and workshops to the facility located at 99 W. Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove, according to a report by NorthJersey.com. The plans also call for 30,000 additional square feet of vehicle storage behind the proposed facility. "The town’s going to love it, it’s going to fit the neighborhood, it’s going to be a nice facility," Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. told the website.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Residents asked to wait until weekend before pickup to place leaves on county roads.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
Friday, October 12, 2012
Essex County residents living on or near county roads should hold off placing leaves by the curb for pickup until the weekend prior to the announced pickup date, county officials said. Leaf collections on county roads will begin at the end of the month and continue into 2013 depending on location. The county has divided leaf pickup into four sections, with three pickups in each of those sections. Residents whose properties are on county roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb during the weekend before the scheduled pickup, county officials said. The sections and schedules are as follows: The county has entered into shared services agreements with Bloomfield, Caldwell, Essex Fells…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Rear axle of Department of Public Works vehicle loses hydraulic fluid at intersection of Grove and West Bradford avenues Thursday afternoon, ties up traffic on major thoroughfare.
The axle on an Essex County Public Works truck broke off at the intersection of Grove and West Bradford avenues in Cedar Grove Thursday afternoon, causing traffic delays in the area. Cedar Grove Police Chief Richard Vanderstreet said no injuries were reported and no other cars were involved when the truck’s rear axle broke off the vehicle at around 12:35 p.m. The truck began leaking hydraulic fluid onto the roadway and the Cedar Grove Fire Department was called to put down Speedy Dry, an absorbent used for removing chemical spills, Vanderstreet said. “They were able to get it under control very quickly,” he said, adding the fire department was successful in keeping it out of the storm drains as well. The damaged eight-year-old truck was …