Tax policy expert expounds on COVID-19 stimulus package

Tax policy expert expounds on COVID-19 stimulus package

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Congress has passed unprecedented legislation to address the coronavirus pandemic and the economic fallout stemming from it. The measure authorizes the IRS to make payments to most individuals. Here are some answers to key questions about those payments. The answers are provided by Richard Winchester, a visiting professor of law at […]

Nutley community shows Irish pride at annual parade

Nutley community shows Irish pride at annual parade

NUTLEY, NJ — While many St. Patrick’s Day parades across the state and the nation were canceled or postponed due to coronavirus, Nutley was still able to go green for Ireland. The Nutley and Belleville communities came out March 7 for Nutley’s 42nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Parade dignitaries were: Grand Marshal Karen Smith; […]

Essex County schools make the best of remote learning

Teachers adapt to online education as schools stay closed

Essex County schools make the best of remote learning

By Amanda Valentovic and EmilyAnn Jackman / Staff Writers ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — It has been more than two weeks since the global COVID-19 pandemic shut down most of the country, and Essex County school districts have closed the doors to school buildings and moved to online classes. With no timeline for returning, teachers and […]

Vauss turns his FB page into coronavirus info hub for residents

Vauss turns his FB page into coronavirus info hub 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 […]

West Orange welcomes two new firefighters

West Orange welcomes two new firefighters

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Probationary Firefighters James Bette III and Joseph DeFinis Jr. were sworn in by West Orange Fire Chief Anthony Vecchio on March 25, practicing social distancing protocols. Vecchio was assisted by Capt. Abdur Yasin at an abbreviated ceremony outside West Orange Fire Headquarters. The traditional oath of office ceremony given by Mayor […]

Nutley responds proactively to COVID-19

Nutley responds proactively to COVID-19

NUTLEY, NJ — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt daily life across the world, Nutley officials are providing updates every day to residents about how the statewide emergency is being handled. As of April 1, according to the township website, there are 110 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nutley and there have been six deaths. […]

WO coronavirus cases continue to rise

WO coronavirus cases continue to rise

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the number of positive cases of COVID-19 around the world continues to rise, West Orange’s total has risen as well. As of the morning of April 2, of the 2,607 cases in Essex County, 168 are in West Orange, according to a Facebook post from Mayor Robert Parisi. As of […]

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