Municipal officials in Essex urge everyone to be counted

Municipal officials in Essex urge everyone to be counted

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Oct. 31 is still months away, but it’s fast approaching for the Census Bureau, and it’s the last day for residents to be counted in the 2020 census. The once-a-decade system for measuring the population has been thrown off a little bit this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Essex […]

Police, firefighter unions send scathing letter to SOBOT; trustees and Collum fire back and support proposed pay freezes

Police, firefighter unions send scathing letter to SOBOT; trustees and Collum fire back and support proposed pay freezes

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Locked in a feud with the New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association and the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association, the South Orange Board of Trustees and South Orange Village President Sheena Collum released a statement in response to a letter that FMBA President Edwin Donnelly and PBA President Patrick […]

Glen Ridge and rest of state begin to reopen

Glen Ridge and rest of state begin to reopen

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Nearly three months into the lockdown that closed nonessential businesses and prompted stay-at-home orders as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey towns are looking toward the future and slowly reopening the economy. As of May 31, Glen Ridge has 36 confirmed cases and eight deaths, according to the borough’s […]

WO Farmers Market goes online

WO Farmers Market goes online

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Farmers Market made its long-awaited return to town last spring. After the market’s successful relaunch, many residents were looking forward to once again being able to browse the wares of the vendors who set up shop in the parking lot of 80 Main St. on Saturdays. But the […]

GR commemorates Memorial Day with moving ceremony

GR commemorates Memorial Day with moving ceremony

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge’s annual Memorial Day parade couldn’t make its way down Ridgewood Avenue this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting stay-at-home orders, but that didn’t stop the borough. A livestreamed ceremony from Glen Ridge Congregational Church was followed by the Glen Ridge High School marching band’s virtual parade, […]

Amphitheater project halted in wake of COVID

Amphitheater project halted in wake of COVID

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Before the COVID-19 pandemic stopped large gatherings from happening, Essex County residents spent months protesting a proposed 500-seat amphitheater to be built in the South Mountain Reservation northeast of the penguin pavilion at Turtle Back Zoo. As recently as March, residents held events at the entrance to the zoo, asking the […]