Joe D takes sixth oath of office

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., left, recites the oath of office as he is sworn-in to his sixth term as Essex County Executive by state and Essex County Democratic Committee Chairman LeRoy Jones, right, on Tuesday, Jan. 3 in the Essex County Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building in Newark. Holding the Bible are Gov. Philip D. Murphy and DiVincenzo’s son Joseph. Photo by Glen Frieson

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