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 […]

Glen Ridge lacrosse players commit

Glen Ridge lacrosse players commit

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — It has been heartbreaking for the high school seniors not to finish out their final season and the Glen Ridge girls lacrosse team was the preseason pick for Essex County Champ and predicted to be top contender for Group 1 State championship. The boys were predicted to have an excellent season […]

Archdiocese announces closure of 10 Catholic schools

Archdiocese announces closure of 10 Catholic schools

NEWARK, NJ — The Archdiocese of Newark announced May 8 the consolidation of its school community and the closure of nine archdiocesan-operated elementary schools at the end of this school year, the result of archdiocesan strategic planning efforts to strengthen the overall school program and ensure a sustainable future for Catholic education in the Archdiocese. […]

Essex County superintendents respond to news of continued school closures

Essex County superintendents respond to news of continued school closures

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Teachers and students were holding out hope that they would be able to return to school and some semblance of normalcy before June, but on May 4 Gov. Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Distance […]

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 […]

Glen Ridge High School seniors determined to sing their song

Glen Ridge High School seniors determined to sing their song

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — With a message of inspiring strength in isolation, the Glen Ridge High School chorus is creating new ways for students to learn and perform from home. Seniors chose to sing the song “I Lived,” by OneRepublic, arranged by Deke Sharon, for graduation. With schools now closed in New Jersey for the […]

Glen Ridge police officer dies from coronavirus

Glen Ridge police officer dies from coronavirus

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge Police Chief Sheila Byron-Lagattuta announced on May 11 that Officer Charles Roberts had died from COVID-19. The officer’s life had previously been saved by his fellow police officers on April 21 when his heart stopped due to complications from the virus. While Roberts remained in the hospital, the community […]

Glen Ridge sees 7 COVID-related deaths

Glen Ridge sees 7 COVID-related deaths

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — As the number of positive cases of COVID-19 around the world continues to rise, Glen Ridge’s total has risen as well. As of the morning of May 5, according to statistics from Essex County, of the 14,891 cases in the county, 32 are in Glen Ridge. Seven people in Glen Ridge […]

Community FoodBank distributes food in Essex County

Community FoodBank distributes food in Essex County

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, April 28, volunteers from the Community FoodBank of New Jersey gathered at Essex County’s Branch Brook Park in Newark to distribute boxes of emergency food supplies to more than 2,000 families who have been forced out of work and are not able to purchase food as a result of the […]