Red Cross praises Fontoura for donating plasma

Red Cross praises Fontoura for donating plasma

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The American Red Cross conveyed its appreciation for and thanks to Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura on July 2, after the sheriff donated convalescent plasma in an effort to help combat COVID-19. In a statement sent to the sheriff following his donation, the American Red Cross applauded his actions. “When you […]

Paper shredding in Essex County

Paper shredding in Essex County

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Paper Shredding and Used Tire Recycling Day will be Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Essex County Public Works Department, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove.  “Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, recycling paper […]

DEP awards $19.4 million in annual Clean Communities grants

DEP awards $19.4 million in annual Clean Communities grants

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is awarding $19.4 million in annual Clean Communities grants to help municipalities and counties remove litter to beautify neighborhoods, improve water quality and enhance quality of life, Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced June 10. In total, the DEP is awarding $17.3 million to eligible municipalities […]

County announces inaugural appointments to ECCF Civilian Task Force

County announces inaugural appointments to ECCF Civilian Task Force

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County officials have appointed the nine inaugural members to the newly formed Essex County Correctional Facility Civilian Task Force. The appointments were made during the freeholders’ June 10 meeting. “Even though we have been responding to the coronavirus for the past five months, the creation of the civilian task force […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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