Phillips updates Glen Ridge school community on COVID cases

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — On Jan. 25, Glen Ridge Superintendent of Schools Dirk Phillips sent a letter to the school community discussing a recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases within the region and an increase in the number of students and staff quarantining. According to Phillips, during the week of Jan. 18, Central […]

DiVincenzo presents 2021 county budget of $770 million

DiVincenzo presents 2021 county budget of $770 million

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, Jan. 12, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2021 budget of $770 million that addresses the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions, according to a press release from the county. Layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the state’s statutory […]

Gas Lamp Players’ mission accomplished: finding new ways to entertain

Gas Lamp Players’ mission accomplished: finding new ways to entertain

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Like most theater companies, the Gas Lamp Players weren’t able to have the 2020 they had planned. The COVID-19 pandemic canceled their anticipated spring productions and the company’s annual summer camp at Ridgewood Avenue School, which hadn’t run the summer before, either, because of renovations being done at the school. The […]

ICE detainees go on hunger strike at ECCF

NEWARK, NJ — Approximately 150 men in ICE custody are on a hunger strike inside the Essex County Correctional Facility and the Hudson County Correctional Center in an effort to be released from custody so they can be reunited with their families, away from the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the detention centers. As […]

Area officials express dismay, outrage about Jan. 6 events at the Capitol

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jan. 6, 2021, is a day that will live in infamy. Thousands of individuals, some armed, from across the country stormed the U.S. Capitol looking to halt the certification of the results of the November 2020 presidential election based on unfounded claims of election fraud. These individuals — who have alternatively […]

Student from Glen Ridge commits to Gettysburg

Student from Glen Ridge commits to Gettysburg

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge resident Sean Stites, a senior at Montclair Kimberley Academy, recently finalized his commitment to attend Gettysburg College, located in Gettysburg, Pa., next fall, where he plans to continue his baseball career. A versatile athlete who has played a number of positions for the MKA Cougars, Stites has been an […]

GRPD seeks public comments for accreditation process

GRPD seeks public comments for accreditation process

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Police Department will be evaluated for accreditation on Monday, Jan. 11, when a team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police will review policies, procedures, management, operations and support services. Members of the public and employees will be able to comment by phone […]

COVID numbers continue to rise in Glen Ridge

COVID numbers continue to rise in Glen Ridge

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Just over a week after elementary schools in Glen Ridge reopened after being closed for two weeks because of positive cases of COVID-19, Superintendent Dirk Phillips announced on Dec. 23 that an individual at Linden Avenue School tested positive for the coronavirus. In addition to the LAS case, five other people […]

Essex County receives and administers first doses of vaccine

Essex County receives and administers first doses of vaccine

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that Essex County has received its first shipment of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 and that the first vaccinations were given on Saturday, Dec. 26. Receiving the first vaccinations were Dr. Lionel Anicette, medical director at the Essex County Correctional Facility; Dr. Naipaul Rambaran, […]

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