SOMSD announces phases 4 and 5 to reopen for in-person learning

SOMSD announces phases 4 and 5 to reopen for in-person learning

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange–Maplewood School District Superintendent Ronald Taylor announced the plan for the next two phases of the district’s reopening plan, as the district gets ready to continue with the third phase of hybrid instruction. Students in kindergarten through second grade, and in sixth and ninth grades have returned to […]

Atlantic Health System vaccinates more than 11,000 teachers against COVID-19

Atlantic Health System vaccinates more than 11,000 teachers against COVID-19

MORRISTOWN, NJ — In an effort to help local school districts safely resume in-person instruction, Atlantic Health System has partnered with more than 120 school districts — including Bloomfield Public Schools — and individual schools to administer COVID-19 vaccines to more than 11,000 of their faculty and essential support staff. The vaccination appointments for teachers […]

Belleville, county programs help township residents get COVID-19 vaccines

Belleville, county programs help township residents get COVID-19 vaccines

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Two programs are helping dozens of Belleville residents, including many seniors, who have been eagerly awaiting their COVID-19 vaccinations, get their shots. The Belleville Health Department is administering shots in homebound seniors’ homes, while Essex County is providing door-to-door service to vaccine centers to other seniors who otherwise lack transportation. “Both programs […]

DiVincenzo joins with Latino clergy to raise vaccine awareness

DiVincenzo joins with Latino clergy to raise vaccine awareness

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced a partnership with Latino clergy members to encourage residents in black and brown communities to receive the COVID-19 vaccination during a press conference at the Essex County COVID-19 vaccination center at Essex County College in Newark. Joining the county executive at the event were […]

Bloomfield discusses pandemic’s impact on women

Bloomfield discusses pandemic’s impact on women

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield closed out Women’s History Month by discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected women and the work they do in a meeting on March 31. Hosted by the Township Council and the Bloomfield Commission on Civil Rights, and moderated by Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, the panel addressed the disproportionate effect the pandemic […]

Orange rushes to vaccinate senior housing residents

Orange rushes to vaccinate senior housing residents

ORANGE, NJ — The City of Orange Housing Authority partnered with the town to host a Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pilot Program event for senior housing residents on Tuesday, March 30. Enthused about the city’s push to vaccinate residents against COVID-19, Mayor Dwayne Warren said the town’s current focus is to vaccinate its seniors. “Today […]

RWJBarnabas Health recognized for COVID-19 relief efforts

RWJBarnabas Health recognized for COVID-19 relief efforts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health, the largest academic health care system in New Jersey, has been recognized by Jersey Cares as the recipient of its 2021 Pandemic Corporate Partner of the Year Award for its efforts to provide relief and assistance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are honored and humbled to receive the Pandemic […]

CDI in Nutley develops advanced test to track and diagnose COVID-19 variants

CDI in Nutley develops advanced test to track and diagnose COVID-19 variants

NUTLEY, NJ — Experts at the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation in Nutley have developed a high-throughput test that can detect multiple variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in two-and-a-half hours, a major advance in tracking the virus and in treating patients.  The test can detect the known U.K., Brazil and South African variants, […]

U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecutes COVID-19 fraud, price-gouging

NEWARK, NJ — Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig announced an update on the office’s enforcement efforts to combat COVID-19 related fraud, including schemes targeting the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and Unemployment Insurance programs, and schemes involving the price-gouging and hoarding of critical personal protective equipment, according to an April 2 press […]

Bloomfield resident helps create state’s mental health guide

Bloomfield resident helps create state’s mental health guide

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Viviana Litovsky, of Bloomfield, was among the professional contributors to a new statewide guidebook created to help educators, schools and parents as they address school-based mental health challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Litovsky was appointed in 2020 to the Statewide Mental Health Working Group, which was established to develop a comprehensive […]

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