Annual contest announces area’s ‘favorite businesses’

Annual contest announces area’s ‘favorite businesses’

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Fourteen local businesses have been chosen by customers as their “2020 Favorite Businesses,” according to an annual contest conducted by two local business organizations in East Orange and Orange. The Business and Professional Association of the Oranges and the Orange Chamber of Commerce distributed ballots to customers during January and February […]

‘A Night of Classic Sports Films’ in Nutley

‘A Night of Classic Sports Films’ in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley Historical Society will present “A Night of Classic Sports Films” on Tuesday, April 14, from from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Nutley Museum, 65 Church St. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. The program will include classic sporting films: “Football on Parade,” a documentary from 1949 […]

WO church opens prayer line in addition to online worship services

WO church opens prayer line in addition to online worship services

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the government of New Jersey continue to release guidelines and recommendations regarding the prevention of the spread of coronavirus, The Life Christian Church has moved all of its Sunday services to be streamed online.  The staff from both TLCC locations in West […]

Area bank launches support efforts and loan assistance

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Columbia Bank has recently announced special efforts to assist customers and nonprofit organizations affected by coronavirus. The announcement is part of a comprehensive program to help ensure the health of bank employees, customers and communities served. “Columbia Bank is closely monitoring the progress of the virus and is making every effort […]

Essex County jury convicts man of conspiracy to commit 2004 murder

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury convicted Marvin Argueta, 37, of El Salvador, of conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the murder of Miguel Gamez, 31, of Newark, according to a March 19 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Following a trial before presiding Criminal Division Judge Ronald Wigler, the jury […]

AG issues guidance to law enforcement amid COVID-19 challenges

TRENTON, NJ — On March 16, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal issued guidance to law enforcement agencies across New Jersey on steps to take to fulfill their duties to protect the public as effectively and safely as possible in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grewal spoke by phone to the state’s police chiefs and other […]

AG Grewal on price-gouging: stop or face consequences

NEWARK, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced March 17 that the division has sent or is sending more than 80 cease-and-desist and warning letters to businesses about which the division has received complaints of price gouging or other consumer protection violations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Cardinal suspends all public celebrations of Mass indefinitely

NEWARK, NJ — Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, has announced that all public celebrations of daily and Sunday Mass will be suspended until further notice, effective March 18. This decision is an extension of the Archdiocese’s recent announcement, in which Tobin dispensed the faithful of the Archdiocese from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass […]

Paper Mill cancels all shows, classes

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse has made several adjustments to its performance schedule and operations to help ensure the safety and well-being of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a March 18 press release. Based on the New Jersey ban on public gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight […]

NJ Human Services works to maintain benefits amid outbreak

TRENTON, NJ — To protect the health and safety of state residents, New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson outlined steps the department has taken to assist and protect those it serves amid the ongoing work to contain COVID-19 in a March 18 press release. “During these challenging times, Human Services is committed to continuing […]