New Mural by Artist Umberto Matos Unveiled at 18 Rector Street in Newark Berger Organization Property Home to Essex County Division of Family Assistance and Benefits
NEWARK, N.J., June 15, 2016 – The recent unveiling of a new mural in the lobby of 18 Rector Street in Newark showcased the work of artist Umberto Matos (pictured). His painting, “Putting Essex County First,” marks the entrance of the office building occupied by the Essex County Division of Family Assistance and Benefits.
The Berger Organization, which owns 18 Rector Street, commissioned Matos for the project, which is part of a larger expansion and renovation of the Division of Family Assistance and Benefits’ headquarters. The mural includes scenes from the Essex County Courthouse, Branch Brook Park and Turtle Back Zoo. The Berger Organization’s Miles Berger, chairman and chief executive officer, and Essex County Chief Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. were on hand for the debut, which followed a press conference announcing the renaming of the division (formerly the Essex County Division of Welfare).