Maplewood Boy Scouts help make face masks to donate

Maplewood Boy Scouts help make face masks to donate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — BSA Troop 5 of Maplewood was first chartered in 1920. To celebrate its 100th anniversary the troop had plans in place for a week-long camping trip this summer to Iceland. When the trip was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Troop 5 Scouts redirected their focus and energies by living up to […]

CHS teacher goes on ‘I Miss My Students’ tour

CHS teacher goes on ‘I Miss My Students’ tour

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School teachers and staff have been working around the clock to implement distance learning, and to ensure that the 2020 CHS seniors complete their necessary subject credits for graduation. CHS U.S. history teacher Stephanie Rivera has spent her weekends on an “I Miss My Students,” tour, visiting more than 100 […]

Glen Ridge and rest of state begin to reopen

Glen Ridge and rest of state begin to reopen

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Nearly three months into the lockdown that closed nonessential businesses and prompted stay-at-home orders as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey towns are looking toward the future and slowly reopening the economy. As of May 31, Glen Ridge has 36 confirmed cases and eight deaths, according to the borough’s […]

County to distribute food June 4 to those in need

County to distribute food June 4 to those in need

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County will present an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, June 4, at 10 a.m. at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange, to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been forced […]

Free COVID-19 testing available to Bloomfield residents

Free COVID-19 testing available to Bloomfield residents

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Health Department is offering free COVID-19 tests to residents starting June 4. Testing will be done Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at varying locations.  “As the state and our township slowly begin to reopen, it is imperative that our residents are able to be tested for […]

South Orange and Maplewood support seniors during COVID

South Orange and Maplewood support seniors during COVID

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At the very beginning of the COVID crisis, the South Orange and Maplewood leadership established the COVID SOMA Senior Support Fund to provide support for older residents. Through the generosity of residents, SOMA Two Towns for All Ages is using this to provide food, transportation and other support for […]

NJSIAA creates COVID-19 task force

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association has established the COVID-19 Sports Advisory Task Force, a group of athletic directors from across the state who will consider a wide range of sports-specific proposals and recommendations with a focus on implementing, executing and enforcing potential modifications, according to a May 28 statement […]

Individual prayer allowed at St. Thomas Church

Individual prayer allowed at St. Thomas Church

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Since the COVID-19 shutdown in March, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Bloomfield began videoing Sunday mass and posting the videos on the parish website at www.stachurchbloomfield.com/web.  On May 19, St. Thomas and many other New Jersey Catholic churches entered Phase 1 of reopening. St. Thomas began opening the church on […]

Orange School District contributes PPE to sheriff’s department

Orange School District contributes PPE to sheriff’s department

ORANGE, NJ — On May 13, Undersheriff Fitzgerald J. Figliuolo and Detective Lenny Jackson, from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department, came to the STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges to receive boxes of personal protective equipment from the Orange Township Public School District.  This contribution was approved by the Orange Board of Education at its […]

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