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Wood-Ridge's Assumption Church Celebrates First Responders During Online Blue Mass

May 18, 2020

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Assumption Church's annual Blue Mass honoring first reponders was held online this year due to the ongoing coronavirus health crisis. 

The fourth annual service honoring all first responders was livestreamed on the church's Facebook page with only the celebrants and support staff in the sanctuary. 

The Mass was officiated by Father ...

Catholic Churches May Begin Re-Opening on Sunday

NEWARK - Catholic Churches in the Archdiocese of Newark can begin opening for private prayer only, beginning Sunday, May 17 it was announced this week via press release.

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R, Archbishop of Newark, announced this week a three-phase gradual reopening process for churches throughout the Archdiocese to ensure the health and well-being of clergy and ...

Wood-Ridge's Assumption Church to Hold Annual Blue Mass to Honor First Responders Online

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Church of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady in Wood-Ridge will be holding its fourth annual Blue Mass for all the men and women in law enforcement on Sunday, May 17, 2020.

The Mass will recognize the sacrifice and dedication of all those who serve in law enforcement, fire and EMS both in Wood-Ridge and throughout other  departments. This “Livestream” ...

Archdiocese of Newark to Close 10 Catholic Schools

NEWARK, NJ  - The Archdiocese of Newark announced the closure of nine archdiocesan-operated elementary schools at the end of this school year, the result of strategic planning efforts to strengthen the overall school program and ensure a sustainable future for Catholic education in the Archdiocese. Cristo Rey Newark High School, a member of the Cristo Rey Network®, also will ...

Archdiocese of Newark Will Livestream Holy Week Liturgies

NEWARK, NJ - Catholics around the world will begin the observance of Holy Week, which begins with Palm (Passion) Sunday, April 5, followed by the Sacred Triduum on Holy Thursday, April 9; Good Friday, April 10; Holy Saturday, April 11; and Easter Sunday, April 12.

Holy Week liturgies in the Archdiocese of Newark will continue to be livestreamed online due to the coronavirus ...

More Houses of Worship Go Online with Weekly Services

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - More houses of worship have moved their weekly services online in response to county and state officials requests for greater social distancing and hygiene to combat the community spread of COVID-19.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hasbrouck Heights will be worshipping and meeting online. On Sundays, the will have a 30 minute service at 10:30 and on Wednesdays ...

All Assumption Church and Corpus Christi Masses Are Suspended

WOOD-RIDGE/HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Archdiocese of Newark announced that, beginning Wednesday, March 18, all daily masses, and Sunday vigil and Sunday Masses "are suspended until further notice."

Assumption Church will be open for private prayer.

The Catholic Church had canceled weekend Masses last weekend, in an attempt to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Last ...

Local Houses of Worship Cancel or Alter Services in Response to COVID-19

** This article has been updated on March 14 at 10:40pm to reflect the change in Transformation Life Church's services. **

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Area houses of worship are responding to the health emergency caused by COVID-19. Some are canceling services while others are limiting offerings.

Chabad of Hasbrouck Heights and Chabad of the Meadowlands will not be ...

Wood-Ridge's Christmas Gathering Celebrates the Season in Song

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Church of the Assumption of our Blessed Lady hosted the borough's the first ever "A Christmas Gathering" singing event between the three religious service organizations in Wood-Ridge on Saturday evening.

The event was a collaborative effort between the borough's three churches, Assumption Church, Transformation Life Church, and Saint Paul's and ...


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NJ Graduations Can Start July 6. Ceremonies May be Split for Social Distancing.

May 26, 2020

NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

The graduation ceremonies, Murphy said, will be permitted to begin July 6 as ...

Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The governor also announced 52 more new deaths, pushing New Jersey's total ...

Governor Murphy: Groups of 25 Can Now Gather Outdoors

NEW JERSEY — In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols. 

“So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for a Memorial Day cookout you may do so, so long as social distance and ...

Mobile Coronavirus Community Testing Comes to the Teterboro Area This Week

May 26, 2020

HACKENSACK, N.J. – The County of Bergen/Bergen New Bridge Medical Center community mobile testing program will offer additional testing locations to reach more residents across Bergen County, announced Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco in a press release. So far over 3,000 residents have been tested at community mobile testing sites for the COVID-19 virus and ...

Bergen County Mobile Testing Continues With Additional Locations This Week

PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that the County of Bergen/Bergen New Bridge Medical Center community mobile testing program will offer additional testing locations to reach more residents across Bergen County. In the first week of community mobile testing, over 2,000 residents were tested in Englewood, Hackensack, Fairview, and Garfield.

All upcoming ...

SafeTemp Kiosk: Back Into Workplace Transition Made Easier

May 23, 2020

New Jersey - People are going back to work and SafeTemp can make that transition back into the workplace safer.

While it's a novel idea, getting your temperature at the door when you walk into work could be just what the doctor ordered for both the workforce and the public. Such safety measures send a message to your workforce and, to your customers.

SafeTemp Kiosk, by Media Services ...

Port Authority Asks for $3 billion from Feds to Recoup COVID-19 Losses

May 21, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Standing before the unfinished Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal One redevelopment site, Rick Cotton, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, detailed the drastic losses the government agency has suffered as a result of the coronavirus. 

With a 97% drop in passenger volume at Newark airport alone (the difference between ...

MVC Further Extends Expiration Dates on Driving, Car Documents

TRENTON, NJ -  With Motor Vehicle facilities remaining closed, expiration dates on critical driving and vehicle documents will be once again extended. Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton announced on Monday additional extensions to driver license, registration, and inspection expiration dates in continuing ...

Rutgers-Eagleton Poll: Two-Thirds of New Jerseyans Feel State Is Moving at Right Pace to Reopen

Majorities worry about getting virus, testing, future ramifications for jobs, finances, local businesses, hospitals


NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- As Gov. Murphy continues to navigate how, when, and at what speed New Jersey should reopen, 66% of residents feel the state is moving to lift restrictions and reopen businesses at just the right pace, according to the latest ...

Breaking News: Beaches Opening With Restrictions

TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Phil Murphy is in the process of his daily COVID-19 press conference. For beach communities along the New Jersey shore, beaches and boardwalks will be open with some restrictions as of Friday, May 22.

Beaches will still be open to the public with limited capacity. This means restrictions on  beach badges and requirements as far as social distancing ...

Give Thanks to Those Who Sacrificed for Our Freedom

Memorial Day is usually thought of as a time for family get-togethers and a kickoff to summer festivities. The real purpose behind the holiday is not a three-day weekend, but a tribute to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. military.

Dating back to the Civil War in 1860s, early memorial celebrations were held in various communities across America to honor the ...

NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

May 23, 2020

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

Adam Mucci for Council

May 22, 2020

To my fellow Hasbrouck Heights Residents, As some of you may already know, I am running for Council on the Democratic ticket with Chris Hillman as a part of Team Heights.

I have watched Chris over his first term and have seen how he has been present through this pandemic.  He has provided to the residents of Hasbrouck Heights the important information that they have needed and I feel he ...

Jersey Shore Readies for a ‘Different’ Kind of Tourism Season Amid Coronavirus Crisis

May 19, 2020

BELMAR, NJ — As the summer rolls out with the easing of coronavirus restrictions, Monmouth County officials are giving Jersey Shore visitors this advice: “Know before you go.”

Each shore municipality will have its own rules — and they may change on a daily if not hourly basis — to ensure that state-directed beach capacity, social distancing and safety ...

Fishing Charters, Boat Rentals to Return to NJ Waterways by Sunrise Sunday

TRENTON, NJ — Charter and rental boats will return to New Jersey’s waterways, beginning Sunday, May 17, at sunrise.

This latest Executive Order signed by Governor Phil Murphy to restart the state’s economy comes two days after he announced that Jersey shore beaches would reopen for the Memorial Day weekend.

“In addition to enjoying our beaches, ...

Ocean County Beach Season: What You Need to Know

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – People north of the Driscoll Bridge look to Memorial Day to begin their trek “go down the shore.”  For Ocean County residents, a visit to the sand and surf is more commonly referred to as hitting the beach. With just two weeks away, it is important to know about beach badges and the like.

In Southern Ocean County, Long Beach Island offers an assortment ...

Reopening of Eastside Park, Great Falls National Park Not 'A License to Run Wild'

May 22, 2020

PATERSON, NJ- Citing falling hospitalization rates, a deceased rate of infection from the COVID-19 virus, and increased testing, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced Thursday that Eastside Park and the Paterson Great Falls National Park will reopen at 6:00 a.m. Friday.

Eastside Park will be open to pedestrians only and those visiting can only engage in “passive” recreation. Basketball ...

Morristown National Historical Park Grounds and Trails Will Partly Open This Week

MORRISTOWN, NJ –  Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) is increasing recreational access at the park. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the ...