Bloomfield BOE votes for 2-percent tax increase

Bloomfield BOE votes for 2-percent tax increase

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In a virtual meeting on May 5, the Bloomfield Board of Education unanimously passed the school district’s 2020–2021 budget, moving forward with planning for the next school year. The local tax levy will be raised by 2 percent, bringing in $77,811,492 — the bulk of the district’s $119,690,326 budget. The tax impact […]

Essex County superintendents respond to news of continued school closures

Essex County superintendents respond to news of continued school closures

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Teachers and students were holding out hope that they would be able to return to school and some semblance of normalcy before June, but on May 4 Gov. Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Distance […]

West Orange seeks FEMA funding for Rock Spring

West Orange seeks FEMA funding for Rock Spring

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In its second virtual meeting since social distancing guidelines were put into effect as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the West Orange Township Council unanimously passed a resolution on April 28 that will seek funding from FEMA to reimburse KemperSports, the sports management company that runs the township-owned Rock Spring […]

Glen Ridge sees 7 COVID-related deaths

Glen Ridge sees 7 COVID-related deaths

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — As the number of positive cases of COVID-19 around the world continues to rise, Glen Ridge’s total has risen as well. As of the morning of May 5, according to statistics from Essex County, of the 14,891 cases in the county, 32 are in Glen Ridge. Seven people in Glen Ridge […]

Town sees 49 COVID-related deaths

Town sees 49 COVID-related deaths

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 May 5, according to statistics from the county, of the 14,891 cases in Essex County, 910 are in Bloomfield. Forty-nine people in Bloomfield have died from complications […]

Nutley schools adapt quickly to remote learning

Nutley schools adapt quickly to remote learning

NUTLEY, NJ — Like every other school district in the country, Nutley Public Schools had to close its doors when the COVID-19 pandemic forced a shutdown of normal life, moving classes online until at least the middle of May. A month into using the new system, Superintendent of Schools Julie Glazer said staff and students […]

Shift in NJ’s fiscal year could impact school district

Shift in NJ’s fiscal year could impact school district

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood Board of Education dived into the waters of virtual meetings on April 20, when it held its first meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all nonessential businesses and gatherings. After Superintendent Ronald Taylor’s update about distance learning, each BOE committee chairperson gave a report, including […]

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