SOMSD gives information, seeks input regarding in-person education

SOMSD gives information, seeks input regarding in-person education

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood School District’s current plan calls for in-person educational opportunities to resume Nov. 12. To gauge where district families currently stand, SOMSD is sending a revised version of the “Return to School Preference Form” sent in August.  “We understand that some families may still be apprehensive about […]

Pandemic takes its toll on NJSIAA finances for previous fiscal year

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — On Oct. 14, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association announced its financial results for the fiscal year, which ended June 30. Net assets for fiscal year 2019-2020 decreased by approximately $640,000, compared to a decrease of $40,000 for the previous fiscal year. This decrease is due in large part to pandemic-triggered […]

Bloomfield BOE candidates discuss pandemic, diversity

Bloomfield BOE candidates discuss pandemic, diversity

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — There are three open seats on the ballot for the Bloomfield Board of Education, and five of the six candidates running debated one another virtually on Oct. 6 in an event hosted by the Bloomfield Information Project. Incumbents Ellen Rogers, Thomas Heaney and Jessica Salinas are running against challengers Satenik Margaryan, Kasey […]

Freeholders pass resolution supported ‘The People’s Bill’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Oct. 7, the Essex County freeholder board passed a resolution in support of New Jersey Assembly Bill 4034, which aims to provide protection to tenants, homeowners and landlords who have suffered significant financial losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. The bill, known as “The People’s Bill,” will help renters avoid […]

CDI receives grants to continue COVID-19 work

NUTLEY, NJ — The Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation in Nutley has been awarded $619,850 to continue a key drug-discovery program in pursuit of COVID-19 treatments. The drug-discovery program is focused on the assessment of hundreds of drug candidates in the CDI labs to find the most promising potential therapies. “This collaboration intends […]

Bloomfield encourages residents to download state COVID app

Bloomfield encourages residents to download state COVID app

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey, the state has released a new app that will alert residents if they may have been exposed to someone with the virus. The Bloomfield Health Department is advising residents to download the app to ensure that residents are alerted as quickly […]

Newark Board of Education hits millionth meal mark in food distribution

NEWARK, NJ — When the decision was made to operate school remotely on Friday, March 13, as a result of COVID-19, the Food and Nutrition Services Department, with the leadership of Executive Director Tonya McGill, had one goal in mind — to have 5,000 meals prepared and ready for distribution on Monday, March 16. “Food […]

$5.5 million coronavirus emergency rental assistance program announced

$5.5 million coronavirus emergency rental assistance program announced

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has set aside $5.5 million to create the Essex County Coronavirus Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which will provide a grant to help income-eligible residents, who are experiencing homelessness, pay their rent during the coronavirus pandemic. Applications can be made by visiting https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/essexcountynj/participant. There is a limited time to submit […]

JFS receives funding from NJ Pandemic Relief Fund

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest New Jersey received a grant from the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund to support enhanced technology to meet community needs during the pandemic. COVID-19 has altered every aspect of day-to-day life, from where one goes every day to whom one sees and how one interacts and […]

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