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 […]

DiVincenzo, 17 mayors express support for Murphy budget plan

DiVincenzo, 17 mayors express support for Murphy budget plan

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced his support of Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposal to borrow $9 billion from the U.S. Federal Reserve to balance the state budget. On Friday, May 29, DiVincenzo sent a letter of support to the governor; the letter was also signed by 17 Essex County mayors. […]

NJ Transit awarded $1.4 billion in CARES Act funding

NJ Transit awarded $1.4 billion in CARES Act funding

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has been awarded $1.4 billion in federal aid through the CARES Act. This critical emergency relief funding will enable NJ Transit to continue to provide service to essential workers who are on the front lines of coronavirus response. “I want to again thank President Trump, the federal administration and our […]

Essex County superintendents respond to news of continued school closures

Essex County superintendents respond to news of continued school closures

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Teachers and students were holding out hope that they would be able to return to school and some semblance of normalcy before June, but on May 4 Gov. Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Distance […]

EO town hall meeting features Gov. Murphy

EO town hall meeting features Gov. Murphy

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green again hosted his weekly town hall meeting, this time with a special guest who had previously appeared on television in the state every day. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy joined Green as the May 7 meeting’s special guest. With topics including such subjects as the state’s […]

Glen Ridge sees 7 COVID-related deaths

Glen Ridge sees 7 COVID-related deaths

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — As the number of positive cases of COVID-19 around the world continues to rise, Glen Ridge’s total has risen as well. As of the morning of May 5, according to statistics from Essex County, of the 14,891 cases in the county, 32 are in Glen Ridge. Seven people in Glen Ridge […]

Town sees 49 COVID-related deaths

Town sees 49 COVID-related deaths

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As the number of positive cases of COVID-19 around the world continues to rise, Bloomfield’s total has risen as well. As of the morning of May 5, according to statistics from the county, of the 14,891 cases in Essex County, 910 are in Bloomfield. Forty-nine people in Bloomfield have died from complications […]

State works to support those with intellectual and developmental disabilities

TRENTON, NJ — On April 29, the Murphy administration announced $24 million in state and federal resources for temporary wage increases for the direct support professionals who care for adult individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in group homes and supervised apartments — $10.6 million in state funding and $13.4 million in federal matching […]

Shift in NJ’s fiscal year could impact school district

Shift in NJ’s fiscal year could impact school district

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood Board of Education dived into the waters of virtual meetings on April 20, when it held its first meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all nonessential businesses and gatherings. After Superintendent Ronald Taylor’s update about distance learning, each BOE committee chairperson gave a report, including […]

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