Essex County to present emergency food distribution event

Essex County to present emergency food distribution event

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County will present an emergency food distribution event on Thursday, May 28, at 10 a.m. at the Charles H. Bullock School, 55 Washington St. in Montclair, to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have […]

AG announces action to reduce risk of fatal overdoses during COVID-19 crisis

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies, and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced May 21 that New Jersey physicians, dentists, and other health care practitioners who prescribe opioids for the management of chronic pain must also prescribe the opioid antidote naloxone to certain at-risk patients […]

County expands coronavirus testing to satellite sites throughout Essex

County expands coronavirus testing to satellite sites throughout Essex

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that Essex County is expanding its COVID-19 testing initiative to include satellite testing sites throughout the county in addition to continuing to operate its drive-through testing center in Weequahic Park in Newark. The satellite sites, which opened May 21, offer saliva tests; the Weequahic […]

NJ Human Services receives $2.8M in federal funding

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Human Services has received more than $2.8 million in federal funding to support behavioral health services during the COVID-19 crisis. FEMA and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency funding will be used to expand access to counseling and other supports during the pandemic. The […]

ECC offers free summer classes for essential workers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essential workers operating on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to take classes this summer for free at Essex County College. “This is our way of saying thank you to all our brave neighbors who have been putting their lives on the line every day keeping […]

Grewal joins lawsuit to block EPA rule narrowing wetlands protection

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced May 4 that New Jersey has filed suit to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from enacting a rule that eliminates long-standing federal protections for many wetlands, fresh water resources and coastal waters in New Jersey, neighboring states and across […]

‘COVID-19 Financial Security for Consumers Act’ clears Assembly panel

TRENTON, NJ — To provide future security for many families and residents in New Jersey experiencing financial hardship brought on as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, Verlina Reynolds-Jackson and John McKeon sponsored legislation that would institute protections. The Assembly Commerce Committee advanced the bill on Thursday, May 7. “The virus […]

County to continue COVID-19 screenings throughout May

County to continue COVID-19 screenings throughout May

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has announced that testing for COVID-19 will continue in Weequahic Park throughout the month of May. The additional dates for May are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, excluding Memorial Day. Screenings are for Essex County residents and are by appointment only. Residents can exhibit symptoms or be asymptomatic. They will […]

AG, NJSP praise New Jerseyans for complying with social distancing rules

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick J. Callahan thanked and praised New Jersey residents on May 4 for their overwhelming compliance with social distancing rules at newly opened parks and beaches. Law enforcement in all 21 counties of New Jersey reported that, while there were challenges […]

County partners provide PPE to sheriff’s department

County partners provide PPE to sheriff’s department

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Sheriff Armando Fontoura, coordinator of the Essex County Office of Emergency Management, expressed his gratitude to Seton Hall University; their collaborative partner, the Viagold International Education Management Group; and Gary DeRogartis, president and CEO of Atlantic Uniform, police outfitters with businesses in Newark and Belleville, for their donations of personal protective […]