County, state set stringent guidelines to deal with pandemic

County, state set stringent guidelines to deal with pandemic

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt daily life across the world, Essex County and New Jersey state officials are providing updates every day to residents about cases in the county and state and how they are being handled. According to state of New Jersey statistics as of March 26, Essex […]

Coronavirus continues to spread in SOMA

Coronavirus continues to spread in SOMA

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt daily life across the world, South Orange and Maplewood officials are providing updates every day to residents about cases in the towns and how they are being handled. As of March 20, South Orange has three confirmed cases of the virus in […]

County officials urge residents to complete their census forms

County officials urge residents to complete their census forms

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Freeholder President Brendan Gill and Freeholder Vice President Wayne Richardson encourage all Essex County residents to complete the U.S. census to ensure a complete and accurate population count is achieved in Essex. Completing the census is important, even as the country is occupied with the […]

MGC cancels April meeting and speaker’s program

MGC cancels April meeting and speaker’s program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In light of the recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and New Jersey, Maplewood Garden Club’s April 6 meeting and speaker’s program has been canceled. The speaker will be rescheduled for a later date next club year. At this time, the May meeting is scheduled to be held. […]

COVID-19 comes to Maplewood and South Orange

Two towns, entire state, close down everyday life to prevent spread of disease

COVID-19 comes to Maplewood and South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The two towns are feeling the effects of COVID-19, the strain of coronavirus that was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11. School districts, many businesses and other organizations have closed and moved to online learning for at least two weeks. As of March […]

Yet again, Essex County takes lion’s share of Jersey Arts awards

Yet again, Essex County takes lion’s share of Jersey Arts awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, in partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, recently announced the winners of the 2020 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. Now in its 12th year, the annual contest celebrates the extraordinary work of New Jersey’s vital and thriving arts community. Nearly 11,000 arts lovers […]

Village wins grant for organic maintenance at Floods Hill

Village wins grant for organic maintenance at Floods Hill

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Environmental Commission won a $5,000 grant to test organic field maintenance at Floods Hill, a playing field heavily used by many community groups. The grant is from the StonyFIELDS #PlayFree initiative, a program from the organic farming company Stonyfield Organic, which is working with communities across the country […]

All-star hockey game to benefit The Valerie Fund

All-star hockey game to benefit The Valerie Fund

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Kids Ice Cancer and The Valerie Fund are teaming up to score a goal against pediatric cancer in New Jersey. When sophomore and hockey player Andrew Low lost three family members to cancer in 2016 he decided that he needed to play his position on the team fighting back against cancer. Low […]