Bloomfield sees first 2 deaths from coronavirus

Bloomfield sees first 2 deaths from coronavirus

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt daily life across the world, Bloomfield officials are providing updates to residents every day about cases in town and how they are being handled. As of March 23, Bloomfield has 16 confirmed cases of the virus. In a Facebook post on March 23, Mayor Michael […]

WO kicks off Earth Hour with student presentations

WO kicks off Earth Hour with student presentations

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Earth Hour isn’t happening until March 28, but West Orange kicked it off two weeks early at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, with West Orange High School and Liberty Middle School students showing off their environmentally friendly projects on March 11. The presentations were held in advance of Earth Hour, […]

COVID-19 touches down in West Orange

Township, entire state, close down everyday life to prevent spread of disease

COVID-19 touches down in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township is feeling the effects of COVID-19, the strain of coronavirus that was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11. School districts, many businesses and other organizations have closed and schools have moved to online learning for at least two weeks. As of March 19, […]

COVID-19 comes to Maplewood and South Orange

Two towns, entire state, close down everyday life to prevent spread of disease

COVID-19 comes to Maplewood and South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The two towns are feeling the effects of COVID-19, the strain of coronavirus that was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11. School districts, many businesses and other organizations have closed and moved to online learning for at least two weeks. As of March […]

Village wins grant for organic maintenance at Floods Hill

Village wins grant for organic maintenance at Floods Hill

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Environmental Commission won a $5,000 grant to test organic field maintenance at Floods Hill, a playing field heavily used by many community groups. The grant is from the StonyFIELDS #PlayFree initiative, a program from the organic farming company Stonyfield Organic, which is working with communities across the country […]

Students bring magic to Maplewood with ‘Matilda,’ show postponed

Students bring magic to Maplewood with ‘Matilda,’ show postponed

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District announced earlier this week that, amid COVID-19 precautions, Columbia High School’s winter musical, “Matilda,” has been postponed. More details will be announced as they become available.  Below is the article that ran in the March 12 News-Record, which went to press before the announcement had been made: […]