Bloomfield School District outlines reopening plan

Bloomfield School District outlines reopening plan

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield School District Superintendent Sal Goncalves and Assistant Superintendent Joe Fleres presented the district’s reopening plan for September at the July 21 Board of Education meeting, a month after Gov. Phil Murphy announced that schools would resume in-person learning after being forced to move online because of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. […]

Newark BOE returns to in-person Central Office operations

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Board of Education operated virtually for more than three months, but the Central Office staff resumed in-person operations July 1. While working remotely, the district used the opportunity to establish and implement safety measures and protocols to prepare for the safe return of all employees. Prior to returning to in-person […]

Cash fares and front-door boarding resume on NJ Transit buses

Cash fares and front-door boarding resume on NJ Transit buses

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has resumed the collection of cash fares and front-door boarding on buses that have protective barriers installed around the bus operator, effective Aug. 3. As part of NJ Transit’s “Your Ride to Recovery,” the protective devices are being installed throughout the bus fleet to provide a barrier between the operator […]

WOSD drafts plan for return to school

WOSD drafts plan for return to school

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education discussed the path back to reopening schools in the fall at its July 20 meeting. The health and safety of students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic is the top priority, and the school population will not all return to in-person instruction at the same […]

New Jersey Judiciary to resume jury trials

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Judiciary will resume jury trials incrementally in September, the Supreme Court announced in an order issued July 22. The plan is to use a combination of remote and in-person proceedings to select juries, and to conduct live trials with social distancing in courthouses. Criminal and civil trials have been […]

Bloomfield playgrounds reopen Aug. 1

Bloomfield playgrounds reopen Aug. 1

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Eight Bloomfield Township playgrounds reopened Saturday, Aug. 1, after being closed as a precaution against COVID-19. The playground equipment will be disinfected every morning, and social distancing and facemasks will still be required.  “Ensuring that our families are safe and limiting their exposure to COVID-19 is our No. 1 priority, which is […]

Irvington provides fresh produce to residents

Irvington provides fresh produce to residents

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and Pastor Jerry Smith of Transcend Worship Center recently hosted the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program to provide fresh produce to residents. They were joined by officials from the county and the township, area activists, and faith leaders. Photos Courtesy of Tony Vauss

Thomas Edison NHP increases access

Thomas Edison NHP increases access

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, Thomas Edison National Historical Park has increased access at the park. The National Park Service is working servicewide with federal, state and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Parking rules back in effect to resume street-sweeping operations

Parking rules back in effect to resume street-sweeping operations

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Street sweeping operations resumed in the city of East Orange on July 27 and the East Orange Police Department is again strictly enforcing the parking regulations.  Due to the extraordinary number of people at home during the pandemic, the city temporarily relaxed the parking rules to relieve motorists from additional stress. […]

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