Maplewood street holds social, yet distant, gathering

Maplewood street holds social, yet distant, gathering

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The neighbors on North Terrace have been throwing block parties for years, but March 24 brought a different kind of celebration to the Maplewood street. As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced people across the globe to stay home, preventing normal socializing and forcing new work-from-home and distance-learning protocols, residents on North Terrace […]

Essex County schools make the best of remote learning

Teachers adapt to online education as schools stay closed

Essex County schools make the best of remote learning

By Amanda Valentovic and EmilyAnn Jackman / Staff Writers ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — It has been more than two weeks since the global COVID-19 pandemic shut down most of the country, and Essex County school districts have closed the doors to school buildings and moved to online classes. With no timeline for returning, teachers and […]

Nutley responds proactively to COVID-19

Nutley responds proactively to COVID-19

NUTLEY, NJ — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt daily life across the world, Nutley officials are providing updates every day to residents about how the statewide emergency is being handled. As of April 1, according to the township website, there are 110 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nutley and there have been six deaths. […]

WO coronavirus cases continue to rise

WO coronavirus cases continue to rise

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the number of positive cases of COVID-19 around the world continues to rise, West Orange’s total has risen as well. As of the morning of April 2, of the 2,607 cases in Essex County, 168 are in West Orange, according to a Facebook post from Mayor Robert Parisi. As of […]

Five dead in Bloomfield from coronavirus

Five dead in Bloomfield from coronavirus

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As the number of positive cases of COVID-19 around the world continues to rise, Bloomfield’s total has risen as well. As of the morning of April 2, according to Essex County, of the 2,607 cases in Essex County, 153 are in Bloomfield. Five people have died from complications of the virus. Mayor […]

NJ Legislature passes package of bills relating to COVID-19

NJ Legislature passes package of bills relating to COVID-19

TRENTON, NJ — In an effort to help New Jersey address the COVID-19 pandemic now and in the future, the state Assembly and Senate passed a package of bills that addresses a variety of topics, from health care to allowing municipalities to hold online council meetings. A total of 27 bills were passed in the […]

County, state set stringent guidelines to deal with pandemic

County, state set stringent guidelines to deal with pandemic

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt daily life across the world, Essex County and New Jersey state officials are providing updates every day to residents about cases in the county and state and how they are being handled. According to state of New Jersey statistics as of March 26, Essex […]

COVID-19 cases in WO rise to 47

COVID-19 cases in WO rise to 47

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt daily life across the world, West Orange officials are providing updates to residents every day about cases in town and how they are being handled. As of March 24, West Orange has 47 confirmed cases of the virus, according to the township website. In […]

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