Baraka announces first four organizations to participate in Neighborhood Investment Program

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced Nov. 22 that the Newark Municipal Council authorized $731,505 in funding for four initiatives to strengthen Newark’s commercial corridors and help small businesses recover from the effects of COVID-19. The Neighborhood Investment Program, administered by the Department of Economic and Housing Development, is part of the city’s […]

Essex County announces COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic schedule

Essex County announces COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County announced that the Essex County Division of Health is transitioning its COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic schedule for the winter. The new schedule began Monday, Nov. 28. “Getting vaccinated is still the best defense against the COVID-19 virus and best protection from serious illness. We are continuing our mobile vaccination […]

Bloomfield ECLC dedicates room in memory of Lauren Marek

Bloomfield ECLC dedicates room in memory of Lauren Marek

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield School District classroom was dedicated at the Early Childhood Learning Center on Tuesday, Nov. 15, to a teacher who died at age 35.  The teacher, Lauren Marek, was the supervisor of special education at the school, and colleagues throughout the district came to pay their respects. Marek died in December […]

Nutley Health Dept. offers COVID-19 booster clinic

Nutley Health Dept. offers COVID-19 booster clinic

NUTLEY, NJ — Commissioner John V. Kelly III and the Nutley Department of Public Affairs and Health will offer a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine bivalent booster clinic on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nutley Health Department, 149 Chestnut St. in Nutley.  Individuals 18 years of age or older are eligible […]

Baraka announces recipients of funding to combat food insecurity

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced Aug. 30 the 14 recipient organizations that will receive funding from the Nourishing Newark Community Grants Program. The city of Newark is investing $2 million to support community-based organizations to combat hunger and food insecurity resulting from and worsened by the adverse economic impacts related to COVID-19. […]

Bloomfield schools to see upgrades to buildings

Bloomfield schools to see upgrades to buildings

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Improvements to Bloomfield school buildings are underway this summer with some changes providing significant environmental benefits. Most work will be finished by September or during the upcoming school year; other projects are more extensive and will take longer. Some projects are being funded by the district’s budget and capital reserve, while others […]

COVID-19 survivor credits West Orange firefighters for saving his life

COVID-19 survivor credits West Orange firefighters for saving his life

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident Bill Squires was transported to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston by the West Orange Fire Department on March 26, 2020, with a high fever and COVID-19 symptoms. Squires required hospitalization and ultimately spent 32 days on a ventilator, followed by subsequent rehabilitation at the Kessler Institute for […]

Six Essex County residents charged with loan fraud

NEWARK, NJ — Six Essex County residents were arrested on July 7 for scheming to fraudulently obtain Paycheck Protection Program loans, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Nyan Terry, aka “Racks,” 23, of Irvington; Samir Jefferson, aka “Tank Jeffe,” 23, of Newark; and Nasir Williams, aka “Harlem Pete,” 29, Hymeen Reynolds, aka “Meen,” 21, Brian […]

Tucci unveils Nutley’s ‘Area of Hope’ in memory of COVID-19 victims

Tucci unveils Nutley’s ‘Area of Hope’ in memory of COVID-19 victims

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci unveiled the Township’s “Area of Hope” in late June at a ceremony in Memorial Park I near the center of town. The memorial area was dedicated to those who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we prepare for summer, we all continue to remember those we […]

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