Repairing the damage caused by Tropical Storm Ida in the reservation

Repairing the damage caused by Tropical Storm Ida in the reservation

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The South Mountain Conservancy recently expressed gratitude to the many volunteers who went through the South Mountain Reservation in search of damaged trails to report. With their feedback, the conservancy was able to compile a prioritized list of all major erosion problems caused by Tropical Storm Ida. The Hobble Falls culvert […]

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. […]

Belleville mayor, council recognize residents who saved man from drowning

Belleville mayor, council recognize residents who saved man from drowning

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Two Belleville men, Samuel Fontanez and Ivan Mancheno, who saved an 81-year-old man from drowning in the surging flood waters from the remnants of Hurricane Ida, were honored for their heroism with a proclamation at the Sept. 28 Belleville Township Council meeting. The neighbors and close friends rushed from their nearby homes […]

SOPAC to remain closed through Dec. 7 due to storm damage

SOPAC to remain closed through Dec. 7 due to storm damage

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Just days before the South Orange Performing Arts Center was poised to roll out its 2021-2022 season, the remnants of Hurricane Ida ravaged the nonprofit theater, as well as the surrounding downtown area. In the days immediately following the storm, SOPAC announced that all September shows would be rescheduled. Now, following […]

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 […]

Ida inflicts serious damage to Newark Public Schools

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Schools suffered catastrophic damage during Hurricane Ida that required major cleanup and restoration action to be taken, according to a Sept. 10 press release. Due to Hurricane Ida, the school district suffered the following damage: a fire, a fallen tree at the entry of a school, and 33 flooded buildings, […]

NJEDA approves grant program for small businesses following Henri and Ida

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced the approval of the Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program at a special meeting of its board on Sept. 8. The $10.5 million program will provide grants of $1,000 to $5,000 for businesses and nonprofit organizations that suffered physical damage from the effects of recent storms […]