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Whoopi Goldberg: Low Vaccination Rates in East Orange Result in Big Names Making a Push

May 13, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to encourage residents to get vaccinated, on May 14, Essex County resident Whoopi Goldberg, Governor Murphy, First Lady Tammy Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, Reverend Melvin Wilson, and the Office of East Orange Mayor Ted Green will be a part of a “Grateful for the ...

Urgent Care Opening in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Urgent Care Walk-in Suite, (UCS) a neighborhood health care provider, is open as of May 4th.  The purpose of the facility is to help alleviate emergency room wait times. Many people from East Orange and the surrounding areas travel to the Staples shopping plaza in Bloomfield for urgent care. Now residents can go to 200 Freeway Drive in Suite ...

What is the Deal with the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause?

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Not long ago, community members had to be told not to cancel their Pfizer or Moderna vaccine appointments in anticipation of the one-shot Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine. Now, many who got the J&J are concerned about what effect it may have on their bodies. The concerns are due to the CDC pausing the J&J distribution because women developed blood clots.

Pending Closure of Essex County Vaccine Sites?

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Workers and volunteers at the Essex County vaccination sites say they may not be open too much longer. It is still unclear what date this may occur, if sites will be consolidated into one another, or close in totality. However, workers and volunteers have been reduced and asked to prepare for closure. 

Meanwhile, State vaccine sites have opened access to ...

New Jersey Opens Vaccinations to Residents Ages 16+

NEW JERSEY -- As of today, New Jersey residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated. 

"Today, everyone who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey, ages 16+, is now eligible to be vaccinated" Gov. Phil Murphy said during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Monday afternoon. "At this time, those ages 16 and 17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine and must be ...

A Look Back: Orange and East Orange Coronavirus Numbers Week of April 5- April 11

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — As the numbers continue to come in throughout Essex County during the second, and now a third wave of COVID-19, Orange and East Orange are being impacted.

This past week, positive cases of COVID-19 drastically decreased since the previous week's numbers. From April 5 – April 11, there was a combined total of 278 new cases ...

New Jersey Pauses Delivery of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Awaiting Further 'Guidance' from Federal Government

TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

The health agencies today issued a pause in the vaccine’s ...

A Look Back: Orange and East Orange Coronavirus Numbers Week of March 22- March 28

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — As the numbers continue to come in throughout Essex County during the second, and now a third wave of COVID-19, Orange and East Orange are being impacted.

This past week, positive cases of COVID-19 increased again since the previous week's numbers. The death toll and infection rate each increased by 1. From March 22 – March ...

How to Battle Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Thoughts During the Pandemic

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC report on the physical toll the pandemic is having, COVID is having a serious impact on mental ...

Medical Professionals From NJ's Asian American Communities Address Vaccine Fears in DOH Virtual Town Hall

NEW JERSEY — As part of its streaming series on the COVID-19 vaccine, the New Jersey Department of Health is hosting a free public town hall discussion led by medical professionals from NJ’s Asian American communities; the April 20, 7 p.m. event will address facts, fears, and myths concerning the vaccine.

“Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

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As Communities Return to “Normal,” Water Safety Should Be Top of Mind

May 15, 2021

The YMCA is offering tips for parents to keep kids safe in and around water this summer.

EAST ORANGE, NJ – The East Orange YMCA wants to ensure that water safety doesn’t get lost in the community’s eagerness to return to a “normal” summer. As temperatures rise, kids want to cool off, whether that is in home pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, or oceans. And that ...

IRS offers overview of tax provisions in American Rescue Plan; retroactive tax benefits help many people now preparing 2020 returns Taxpayers with children should file returns soon for advance payments of Child Tax Credit

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service provides an overview of some of the key tax provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act.

Several provisions affect the 2020 tax return people are filling out this filing season, including one exempting up to $10,200 in unemployment compensation from tax and another benefiting many people who purchased subsidized health coverage through either ...

Orange Hydrants Being Serviced

May 16, 2021

ORANGE, NJ — If you see fire hydrants around the town being adjusted, do not worry. Suez announced they will begin the annual testing of fire hydrants in Orange.

Testing fire hydrants ensures if an emergency fire breaks out, there will be water close by to be tapped. Before this annual testing began, nationwide, firefighters could be seen trying to get water from a hydrant, only for it ...

New Jersey Residents Can Now Get a "Shot and a Beer"

May 3, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated.

Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The following are restaurants and brewing companies are ...

Whoopi Goldberg: Low Vaccination Rates in East Orange Result in Big Names Making a Push

May 13, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to encourage residents to get vaccinated, on May 14, Essex County resident Whoopi Goldberg, Governor Murphy, First Lady Tammy Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, Reverend Melvin Wilson, and the Office of East Orange Mayor Ted Green will be a part of a “Grateful for the ...