Phillips updates Glen Ridge school community on COVID cases

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — On Jan. 25, Glen Ridge Superintendent of Schools Dirk Phillips sent a letter to the school community discussing a recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases within the region and an increase in the number of students and staff quarantining. According to Phillips, during the week of Jan. 18, Central […]

Taylor addresses some tech concerns regarding in-person learning

Taylor addresses some tech concerns regarding in-person learning

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — During the week of the Jan. 18, the South Orange–Maplewood School District reopened its school buildings for in-person learning for a subset of the district’s student population. “It was great to see students back in our buildings, and our district’s senior leadership staff was able to visit all of […]

Irvington sees milestones and accomplishments, despite COVID-19 crisis

Irvington sees milestones and accomplishments, despite COVID-19 crisis

The township of Irvington is moving forward into the new year while accomplishing two things: feeding an extraordinary number of residents and improving township parks. These two accomplishments are a feat for the township, because they occurred despite the hardships of COVID-19. Mayor Tony Vauss, the Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation and the Department of Health […]

WOSD to move ahead with hybrid learning

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District began Phase 1 of its reopening plan on Jan. 19, welcoming back all staff members to the school buildings, along with cohorts of special-needs students. In a letter to district stakeholders on Jan. 13, Superintendent Scott Cascone said the “soft opening” is an important step in […]

West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade postponed

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In consultation with the township of West Orange, the West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has decided to postpone the March 2021 St. Patrick’s Day Parade due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The committee is currently evaluating other options for hosting events in 2021 when the current situation and restrictions […]

Seniors, staff at East Orange retirement community receive vaccine

Seniors, staff at East Orange retirement community receive vaccine

EAST ORANGE, NJ — United Methodist Communities at Bishop Taylor, a senior retirement community in East Orange, recently welcomed its opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents and associates got their first dose of the two-shot COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech. Walgreens Pharmacy staff arrived onsite fully equipped and set up the clinic in the Community […]

Newark to launch COVID vaccination sites across city

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras Baraka announced Jan. 12 that in addition to the city’s current two Newark Department of Health vaccination sites located at 110 William St. and 394 University Ave., there will be new rotating vaccination locations throughout the city, beginning in February. These rotating sites will be open two days per week […]

Gas Lamp Players’ mission accomplished: finding new ways to entertain

Gas Lamp Players’ mission accomplished: finding new ways to entertain

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Like most theater companies, the Gas Lamp Players weren’t able to have the 2020 they had planned. The COVID-19 pandemic canceled their anticipated spring productions and the company’s annual summer camp at Ridgewood Avenue School, which hadn’t run the summer before, either, because of renovations being done at the school. The […]

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