GRHS celebrates Class of 2020 in person

GRHS celebrates Class of 2020 in person

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge High School seniors finally got a graduation ceremony on July 24, as the Glen Ridge School District held an in-person event for the 129-member Class of 2020. Aside from attendees wearing masks and having to spread out to stay 6 feet apart on Hurrell Field, the ceremony was pretty […]

Firefighters unions agree to pay freeze, village to hire and promote within department

Firefighters unions agree to pay freeze, village to hire and promote within department

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees passed two resolutions at a special meeting on Aug. 3, both memorandums of agreement with the local firefighters unions to enact a salary freeze through 2021 as a result of budget shortfalls caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Both FMBA Local 40 and FMBA Local […]

Glen Ridge superintendent presents district reopening plan

Glen Ridge superintendent presents district reopening plan

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge School District Superintendent Dirk Phillips presented the district’s reopening plan for September at the Board of Education’s July 27 meeting, a month after Gov. Phil Murphy announced that schools would resume in-person learning after being forced to move online because of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. Each school district […]

Five SO, Bloomfield residents take honors in Legacies contest

Five SO, Bloomfield residents take honors in Legacies contest

SOUTH ORANGE / BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Older Americans Month is usually in May, but Essex County took the liberty of delaying it until July, holding off on announcing the winners and honorable mention honorees of the Essex County Senior Citizen Legacies Writing Contest because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of an in-person celebration, all eight […]

Bloomfield School District outlines reopening plan

Bloomfield School District outlines reopening plan

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield School District Superintendent Sal Goncalves and Assistant Superintendent Joe Fleres presented the district’s reopening plan for September at the July 21 Board of Education meeting, a month after Gov. Phil Murphy announced that schools would resume in-person learning after being forced to move online because of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. […]

WOSD drafts plan for return to school

WOSD drafts plan for return to school

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education discussed the path back to reopening schools in the fall at its July 20 meeting. The health and safety of students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic is the top priority, and the school population will not all return to in-person instruction at the same […]

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