Essex County Portuguese Heritage celebration honors two local Portuguese-Americans



Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. hosted the 2019 Essex County Portuguese Heritage Celebration on Tuesday, June 18th. During the program, DiVincenzo presented Star of Essex Awards to Lt. Helena Oliveira, Essex County Sheriff’s Officer, and Anthony Tavares, Vice Principal and Co-Head Boys Basketball Coach at East Side High School in Newark. The honorees were recognized for their many positive contributions to New Jersey – especially in Essex County.

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