Residents risk receiving tickets and citations if rules are broken during lockdown

Residents risk receiving tickets and citations if rules are broken during lockdown

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In continuation of the “lockdown” efforts and initiatives put forth by Mayors Ras Baraka of Newark, Ted Green of East Orange, Dwayne Warren of Orange and Tony Vauss of Irvington, the mayors decided April 4 to take further collective action. Given the proximity of their communities; the relative ease of travel […]

COVID deaths in Essex County continue to rise

COVID deaths in Essex County continue to rise

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — As New Jersey continues its statewide lockdown to stem the tide of the novel coronavirus, the state continues to see more and more confirmed COVID-19 cases and COVID-related deaths. As of April 14, according to statistics from the state, New Jersey has had 68,824 confirmed cases and 2,805 deaths. All in […]

NJAW’s temporary scheduled treatment change to end

NJAW’s temporary scheduled treatment change to end

CAMDEN, NJ — On April 21, New Jersey American Water will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Water Treatment plants. These plants serve New Jersey American Water customers in Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset and Union counties. In mid-February, as part of an annual routine maintenance program for […]

All ECCF inmates and detainees to be tested for COVID

All ECCF inmates and detainees to be tested for COVID

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Freeholder Board President Brendan Gill and Vice President Wayne Richardson commended medical care provider CFG for its initiative to screen all Essex County Correctional Facility inmates and detainees for COVID-19, according to an April 13 press release. This makes the ECCF one of, if not the, […]

NJ to receive $82M in funding administered by HUD

NJ to receive $82M in funding administered by HUD

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Due to President Donald Trump signing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act into law March 27, families and communities across the country — including in Essex County — will feel the impact of this relief package as the federal government works quickly to make these funds available. Secretary Ben […]

Drivers protest ICE detention in Essex County

Drivers protest ICE detention in Essex County

NEWARK, NJ — Social distancing guidelines are preventing gatherings from happening but not preventing protests from happening. Members of the New Jersey Advocates for Immigrant Detainees circled around the federal building and the Essex County Jail in Newark on April 1, in their cars, asking state and county officials to release immigrants who are being […]

Irvington, East Orange, Orange and Newark band together for four-city lockdown

Irvington, East Orange, Orange and Newark band together for four-city lockdown

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The neighboring municipalities of Newark, Irvington, Orange and East Orange are adamant about their safety measures surrounding the fight against COVID-19. So much so, that Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren and East Orange Mayor Ted Green have banded together and announced a “lockdown” of […]

27 deaths in Irvington contributed to coronavirus

27 deaths in Irvington contributed to coronavirus

IRVINGTON, NJ — Coronavirus cases are continuing to grow globally, nationally and here in the Garden State. According to statistics from Essex County, as of April 9 at 9 a.m., Irvington has seen 503 confirmed cases of the virus, an increase of 277 cases in just one week. Additionally, Irvington has seen 27 deaths related […]

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 […]

Vauss turns his FB page into coronavirus info hub for residents

Vauss turns his FB page into coronavirus info hub for residents

IRVINGTON, NJ — Since the early days of the novel coronavirus global outbreak struck New Jersey, Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss has distributed information to residents through his Facebook page. As the outbreak has increased, Mayor Vauss ramped up his efforts to ensure Irvington residents are fully informed by dedicating his entire Facebook page to distributing […]