Maplewood introduces $48.2M budget

Maplewood introduces $48.2M budget

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood taxpayers are looking at a 4-percent increase in property taxes this year, according to the budget introduced at the Maplewood Township Committee’s May 5 meeting. The committee unanimously approved the introduction of the budget, which comes in at $48,199,831.37. These numbers could change between now and the June 16 public hearing. […]

Departing guidance head at CHS lists perceived failures

Departing guidance head at CHS lists perceived failures

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As schools navigate remote learning, a departing South Orange–Maplewood School District employee wrote a scathing letter detailing what he perceives as the district’s failures and shortcomings. “Over the past two years, I have observed a district that has accomplished some important goals but has fallen well short on others. […]

Warren wins re-election by a landslide

Warren wins re-election by a landslide

ORANGE, NJ — In the election on Tuesday, May 12, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren won reelection against his five opponents by a landslide. Additionally, Councilwoman Adrienne Wooten won reelection, and challengers Clifford Ross and Weldon Montague III won the remaining two open seats on the Orange City Council. These results are unofficial and will remain so […]

Clara Maass responds to crisis with aplomb

Clara Maass responds to crisis with aplomb

BELLEVILLE, NJ — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact New Jersey, hospitals are working around the clock to care for those who are ill. Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville is doing its part, too. “Our staff here inside the building are the true heroes that are supporting your loved ones in their time […]

Nutley Chamber works with government to help businesses

Nutley Chamber works with government to help businesses

NUTLEY, NJ — Businesses are struggling as coronavirus lockdown measures stay in place in New Jersey. Nutley businesses are not exempt from the economic impact, the stress and the uncertainty. Fortunately, Nutley’s business community has a strong team in its corner: the Nutley Chamber of Commerce. Under the leadership of President Dan Leon, along with […]

Bloomfield restaurant provides free Easter meals

Bloomfield restaurant provides free Easter meals

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — This past Easter was a difficult one for many celebrants, as they could not observe the holiday with their usual company and customs. For some, the holiday was even more difficult, as they worried about where their Easter meal would come from. But Bloomfield businessman Salvatore Siconolfi, who owns Bella Napoli restaurant, […]

Cases of COVID continue to rise in Essex County

Cases of COVID continue to rise in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The statewide lockdown continues, all in the effort of flattening the curve of COVID-19. While statistics are showing progress on this front, the number of cases is still continuing to rise nationally, statewide and in Essex County. As of April 21, according to statistics from the state, New Jersey has 92,387 […]

COVID deaths in Essex County continue to rise

COVID deaths in Essex County continue to rise

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — As New Jersey continues its statewide lockdown to stem the tide of the novel coronavirus, the state continues to see more and more confirmed COVID-19 cases and COVID-related deaths. As of April 14, according to statistics from the state, New Jersey has had 68,824 confirmed cases and 2,805 deaths. All in […]

DiVincenzo, Fontoura contract COVID

DiVincenzo, Fontoura contract COVID

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — As coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world, Essex County is no exception. Not only has each municipality seen confirmed cases of coronavirus, but two of Essex County’s leaders have also tested positive: Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Sheriff Armando Fontoura. “Today I learned that I tested positive for […]

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