FEMA disaster recovery center in Essex County to close Dec. 4

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The FEMA disaster recovery center in Essex County will be closing permanently on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. The Essex County site is located at the former Kmart at 235 Prospect Ave. in West Orange.  However, help will still be available. Many of the same services at the disaster recovery […]

New Jersey residents now have more time to apply for FEMA assistance

TRENTON, NJ — The deadline for New Jersey homeowners and renters to apply for FEMA individual assistance for damage and losses from the remnants of Hurricane Ida has been extended to Dec. 6. The extension provides more time for residents living in counties designated for individual assistance, including Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, […]

Irvington supports resident who lost loved ones in storm

Irvington supports resident who lost loved ones in storm

IRVINGTON, NJ — After Tropical Storm Ida ravaged the township of Irvington, flooding streets and buildings, causing massive property damage throughout the town, the township spent weeks recovering from the deadly storm. While many residents have endured the pain of losing valued items in the storm, one resident has endured a pain like no other. […]

Disaster recovery center opens for Essex County in West Orange

Disaster recovery center opens for Essex County in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A disaster recovery center opened Sept. 20 in Essex County to help residents in New Jersey affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Representatives from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration are available at the center to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about written correspondence, and provide literature about […]

Essex County towns try to recover from the remnants of Hurricane Ida

Essex County towns try to recover from the remnants of Hurricane Ida

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped Essex County on Wednesday, Sept. 1, with rain traveling north from Louisiana and soaking the area. Towns in Essex County are now in the midst of large-scale cleanups, after water damaged parks, schools, basements and cars, both parked and on the road. In Bloomfield, Mayor […]

West Orange seeks FEMA funding for Rock Spring

West Orange seeks FEMA funding for Rock Spring

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In its second virtual meeting since social distancing guidelines were put into effect as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the West Orange Township Council unanimously passed a resolution on April 28 that will seek funding from FEMA to reimburse KemperSports, the sports management company that runs the township-owned Rock Spring […]