Residents grow increasingly frustrated with spotty USPS

Residents grow increasingly frustrated with spotty USPS

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — No post on Sundays … or most other days, according to many frustrated U.S. Postal Service customers. Many residents from towns throughout Essex and Union counties have reached out to the newspaper in the past few weeks to complain that their mail is arriving late — if at all. A woman […]

CASA’s back-to-school drive

CASA’s back-to-school drive

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County CASA is currently holding its back-to-school drive. Even if it is still unclear whether students will be learning in-person or virtually, one thing is certain: Students need the proper supplies to support their learning. To make a donation, visit https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/28M8VW1TL8BEI/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist. Please order supplies by Aug. 22 to ensure timely […]

New Jersey freeholders say the time has come

New Jersey freeholders say the time has come

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s black county elected officials stand united to remove the term “freeholder” from the state’s governmental and political lexicon. The state’s 19 black freeholders together established an alliance that will address key issues and needs of black communities within their counties and the state. “The origin of the title runs afoul […]

RWJBarnabas receives FCC grant to improve telehealth services

RWJBarnabas receives FCC grant to improve telehealth services

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group was awarded a $784,200 grant from the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau to enhance its telehealth services for patients. This includes resources for remote patient monitoring, equipment such as tablets, and a telehealth platform to allow for more comprehensive remote care for patients who are most vulnerable to […]

Livingston blood and platelet drives

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As an unintended consequence of the coronavirus public health crisis, blood and platelet supplies have dropped to dangerously low levels. In response, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and the township of Livingston have teamed up to hold a blood and platelet drive on Tuesday, July 28, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Livingston […]

NJSIAA builds on return-to-play plan

NJSIAA builds on return-to-play plan

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — The official start of the fall sports season is being pushed back by approximately one month, with summer workouts for high school student-athletes — which schools could begin on July 13 — continuing until Aug. 28. Following summer workouts, also known as the “summer recess period,” there will be a two-week hiatus […]

Dreamcatcher presents a virtual reading of ‘Ripcord’

Dreamcatcher presents a virtual reading of ‘Ripcord’

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, the professional theater in residence at Oakes Center in Summit, presented a virtual reading of David Lindsay-Abaire’s play “Ripcord” for the Livingston Public Library on Zoom on Friday, July 17, at 1 p.m. The video will then be available through July 24. During the time of the coronavirus, professional […]

Criminal charges filed against Essex County detective

Criminal charges filed against Essex County detective

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced July 10 that criminal charges were filed against a suspended detective in the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office for allegedly lying to internal affairs investigators in an investigation concerning his installation of a GPS device on a suspect’s vehicle without obtaining the required warrant from a judge […]

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 […]

Area teachers march for black lives

Area teachers march for black lives

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange–Maplewood School District educators Stephanie Rivera, TJ Whitaker, Willy Sumner and Greg Tuttle helped to organize the first statewide NJ Teachers for Black Lives Rally and March on Monday, June 15. In addition to South Orange–Maplewood, educators from Millburn, Montclair, Livingston, Irvington, West Orange, East Orange, Newark, Verona […]