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Amid Outrage Over George Floyd Killing, Organizers Advocate for Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board

June 2, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Hundreds of demonstrators marched through downtown Newark on Saturday, part of a nationwide show of resistance against police brutality, in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.

Organizers used the display of solidarity with Minneapolis as an opportunity to call attention to Newark's own struggle for officer accountability, ...

Former and Late East Orange Mayor Thomas H. Cooke Jr.: A Legacy Remembered

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Former East Orange Mayor, Thomas H. Cooke, Jr. passed away the morning of May 18, 2020 at the age of 90. Mayor Cooke was a trailblazer and the City's second African American-elected Mayor from 1978 to 1986.

Most recently, Mayor Cooke was honored posthumously at the 2020 East Orange Memorial Day Celebration. In 2019, he was also awarded the Lifetime Citizens ...

Coronavirus Cases and Deaths in East Orange/Orange as of May 23

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Office of Information has issued the following charts delineating coronavirus cases in the county, updating through the morning of Saturday, May 23. Since the pandemic, Orange has seen a total of 922 known cases and 71 known deaths. East Orange has seen a total of 1,810 known cases with a total of 180 known deaths.

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Paddle Boating at South Mountain Recreation Complex to Reopen

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Paddle boating at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex reopens today, May 22, in time for the Memorial Day weekend. Procedures have been put in place to promote social distancing among visitors and sanitize all equipment.

“With the weather getting warmer and people looking for things to do outside, we are pleased to be able to reopen paddle ...

Furloughs Likely Coming to Newark in Early Summer, Mayor Says

NEWARK, NJ — Three weeks after announcing the city was in danger of a $143 million budget deficit without federal funding, Newark’s mayor is reporting that his administration is anticipating furloughs for city employees as soon as June as a result of the coronavirus’ financial impact. 

While Mayor Ras Barka said the city’s revenue shortfall isn’t yet as dire ...

Essex County to Host Food Distribution Event Each Thursday Starting May 14

(ESSEX COUNTY, NJ) - Emergency food distribution will begin on May 14 for Essex County residents, Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders announced.

The food distribution events for Essex County residents every Thursday for the next two months. The County will be distributing food to ANY County Resident who needs it.

The first ...

Anyone Can Now be Tested for COVID-19 in Essex County

(ESSEX COUNTY) - Three additional dates have been scheduled for testing for the novel coronavirus in Essex County's Weequahic Park: Monday, May 4, Wednesday, May 6 and Friday, May 8. Screenings are now open for all Essex County residents, not only those symptomatic of the Coronavirus. Testing is still by appointment only and will be scheduled from 9 a.m. to ...

Essex County Emergency Food Distribution On Tuesday

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Freeholder President Brendan Gill and Vice President Wayne Richardson are partnering with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey to present an Emergency Food Distribution Event to help families negatively impacted by the Coronavirus. The 2,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who ...

Law Enforcement and First Responders to Salute Medical Workers

NEWARK — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II of East Orange, is spearheading a salute to health care workers with support from Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz, who organized a similar event for health care workers, and other local police departments.

The show of support for medical workers is ...

Sheriff Fontoura: 'Well on the Way to Full Recovery' After Contracting COVID-19

ESSEX COUNTY — Sheriff Armando Fontoura is recovering just fine after being diagnosed with COVID-19. In a statement released to the press on April 19, 2020, The sheriff is looking forward to rejoining the “valiant officers on the front lines of this deadly pandemic." Check out his full statement below: 

"I take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of my ...

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IRS reminder: June 15 tax deadline postponed to July 15 for taxpayers who live and work abroad

June 4, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded people who live and work abroad that they have until Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to file their 2019 federal income tax return and pay any tax due. The usual deadline is June 15.

The additional time was included in a wide range of Coronavirus-related relief announced in early April. The postponement generally applies to all taxpayers ...

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Taxpayers who earned $69,000 or less in 2019 can file using free brand-name ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

June 2, 2020

(NEW JERSEY) - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...

Amid Outrage Over George Floyd Killing, Organizers Advocate for Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board

June 2, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Hundreds of demonstrators marched through downtown Newark on Saturday, part of a nationwide show of resistance against police brutality, in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.

Organizers used the display of solidarity with Minneapolis as an opportunity to call attention to Newark's own struggle for officer accountability, ...

Need a Hair Cut or Ready to Get Your Hair Done? The Date Barber Shops and Beauty Salons Can Open is Announced.

June 2, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later on June 22, as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...