TV star Naturi Naughton donates to ECC Food Pantry

TV star Naturi Naughton donates to ECC Food Pantry

NEWARK, NJ — Platinum recording artist, film and television star Naturi Naughton, a self-described “Jersey girl,” firmly believes in giving back to the community, especially now amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Naughton, born and raised in East Orange, is staying true to her local roots. The star of the Starz show “POWER” has made a $5,000 […]

Lt. gov. joins East Orange virtual town hall meeting as special guest

Lt. gov. joins East Orange virtual town hall meeting as special guest

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Since the outbreak of COVID-19, East Orange Mayor Ted Green has been hosting a weekly virtual town hall meeting. On April 16, the Facebook Live meeting featured Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, who discussed key issues, such as state relief programs, resources for small businesses, unemployment, the northeast coalition’s coordination plan to […]

Cases of COVID continue to rise in Essex County

Cases of COVID continue to rise in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The statewide lockdown continues, all in the effort of flattening the curve of COVID-19. While statistics are showing progress on this front, the number of cases is still continuing to rise nationally, statewide and in Essex County. As of April 21, according to statistics from the state, New Jersey has 92,387 […]

Heroes Salute Parade held at SBMC

Heroes Salute Parade held at SBMC

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Spearheaded by the Livingston Police Department, more than 20 of Essex County’s municipalities held a Heroes Salute Parade past Saint Barnabas Medical Center to recognize the incredible efforts of medical staff battling the coronavirus. Essex County has the third highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, according to statistics from […]

Rutgers student drowns in Orange pond

Rutgers student drowns in Orange pond

ORANGE, NJ — Yasir Williams, 21, of East Orange, drowned in the pond at Orange Park on Saturday, April 11, according to an April 16 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The drowning victim was a student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. The preliminary investigation confirmed the identity of the victim and […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]