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 […]

Amur leopard born at Turtle Back Zoo

Amur leopard born at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A female Amur leopard cub has been born at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. The cub, named Nadya, was born Friday, March 13. The birth of the cub has great significance because the Amur leopard species is classified as critically endangered. “During these difficult times, it’s nice to share some […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NJ Legislature passes package of bills relating to COVID-19

NJ Legislature passes package of bills relating to COVID-19

TRENTON, NJ — In an effort to help New Jersey address the COVID-19 pandemic now and in the future, the state Assembly and Senate passed a package of bills that addresses a variety of topics, from health care to allowing municipalities to hold online council meetings. A total of 27 bills were passed in the […]

County, state set stringent guidelines to deal with pandemic

County, state set stringent guidelines to deal with pandemic

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt daily life across the world, Essex County and New Jersey state officials are providing updates every day to residents about cases in the county and state and how they are being handled. According to state of New Jersey statistics as of March 26, Essex […]

County officials urge residents to complete their census forms

County officials urge residents to complete their census forms

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Freeholder President Brendan Gill and Freeholder Vice President Wayne Richardson encourage all Essex County residents to complete the U.S. census to ensure a complete and accurate population count is achieved in Essex. Completing the census is important, even as the country is occupied with the […]

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. […]

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