NJ Legislature passes package of bills relating to COVID-19

NJ Legislature passes package of bills relating to COVID-19

TRENTON, NJ — In an effort to help New Jersey address the COVID-19 pandemic now and in the future, the state Assembly and Senate passed a package of bills that addresses a variety of topics, from health care to allowing municipalities to hold online council meetings. A total of 27 bills were passed in the […]

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 […]

COVID-19 cases in WO rise to 47

COVID-19 cases in WO rise to 47

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt daily life across the world, West Orange officials are providing updates to residents every day about cases in town and how they are being handled. As of March 24, West Orange has 47 confirmed cases of the virus, according to the township website. 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 […]

WO church opens prayer line in addition to online worship services

WO church opens prayer line in addition to online worship services

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the government of New Jersey continue to release guidelines and recommendations regarding the prevention of the spread of coronavirus, The Life Christian Church has moved all of its Sunday services to be streamed online.  The staff from both TLCC locations in West […]

WO kicks off Earth Hour with student presentations

WO kicks off Earth Hour with student presentations

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Earth Hour isn’t happening until March 28, but West Orange kicked it off two weeks early at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, with West Orange High School and Liberty Middle School students showing off their environmentally friendly projects on March 11. The presentations were held in advance of Earth Hour, […]

FBI sees rise in fraud schemes related to coronavirus pandemic

FBI sees rise in fraud schemes related to coronavirus pandemic

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Scammers are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal money, personal information or both. Don’t let them. According to a press release from the West Orange Police Department, residents should protect themselves and do research before clicking on links purporting to provide information on the virus; donating to a charity online or […]

Thomas Edison NHP modifies operations to implement latest health guidance

Thomas Edison NHP modifies operations to implement latest health guidance

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thomas Edison National Historical Park is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. The park is now closed until further notice. While the park is closed, visitors can still enjoy […]

COVID-19 touches down in West Orange

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

COVID-19 touches down in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township is 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 schools have moved to online learning for at least two weeks. As of March 19, […]

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 […]

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