Vauss turns his FB page into central location for coronavirus info for residents

Vauss turns his FB page into central location for coronavirus info for residents

IRVINGTON, NJ — Since the early days of the novel coronavirus global outbreak struck New Jersey, Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss has distributed information to residents through his Facebook page. As the outbreak has increased, Mayor Vauss ramped up his efforts to ensure Irvington residents are fully informed by dedicating his entire Facebook page to distributing […]

AG to public: ‘Stay home’ is not just good advice, it’s the law

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal urged the public and business owners to comply with the governor’s emergency orders — not only to keep themselves and others healthy, but to avoid creating more work and risks for hard-pressed law enforcement officers. He warned in a March 27 statement that those who fail to comply […]

GR residents pick up their chalk to build community

GR residents pick up their chalk to build community

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — When Shari Dreier was taking a stroll through her home of Glen Ridge, she saw a beautiful message written in chalk to uplift people during this uncertain time. After taking a photograph and posting it to social media, Dreier was overwhelmed with the response she received, with other Glen Ridge residents […]

Help WOFD conserve resources

Help WOFD conserve resources

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Fire Department team of professionals stands ready to serve the community during this public emergency. Vital resources around the country, however, are at all-time low and West Orange is not immune to low supplies caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The Office of Emergency Management asks in order to […]

NJAW warns against flushing sanitizing and ‘flushable’ wipes

NJAW warns against flushing sanitizing and ‘flushable’ wipes

CAMDEN, NJ — With hand hygiene at the top of everyone’s minds and toilet paper in high demand, many households are increasing their use of sanitizing wipes and “flushable” wipes. However, New Jersey American Water is telling customers not to flush these wipes down the toilet. Flushing wipes, paper towels or other paper products not […]

Law enforcement investigates Newark homicide

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Michael Wyche, 30, of Newark, according to a March 30 press release from the prosecutor’s office. Wyche was shot Friday, March 27, in the area of 72 Hayes St. […]

22-year-old man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a triple shooting that resulted in one death, according to a March 26 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On March 25 at approximately 4:41 p.m., Jumar T. Miranda, 22, of Newark, was […]

SHU virologist answers five questions about COVID-19

SHU virologist answers five questions about COVID-19

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress in the United States and worldwide, many are trying to better understand what the virus is and how it affects humans. D. Brian Nichols, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Seton Hall University in South Orange, has conducted extensive research on […]

PSE&G pole replacement project on Montgomery Street

PSE&G pole replacement project on Montgomery Street

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — PSE&G has begun its pole replacement project on Montgomery Street between Orchard and Willet streets. Signs have been posted in areas where parking will not be allowed between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. The work is expected to be completed by April 2. “I understand that for residents living in this area […]