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Long Beach Island Region Opens Summer with New Way to Get The Information You Need

May 28, 2020

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website.

In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local knowledge directly to travelers coming from near or far. The Southern Ocean County ...

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 ...

New Jersey Surpasses 100,000 Cases of Coronavirus

TRENTON, NJ -  On the same day that Gov. Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey has surpassed 100,000 cases of COVID-19, he stressed, as he has in previous briefings, that the “curve is still flat.”

Several key statistics are also moving in the right direction, New Jersey Commissioner of Health Judith Persichilli added, including a 17 percent decrease from the high ...

Fanwood Bar Owner Sean Flannery Beat Coronavirus, Now He Must Overcome Ailing Economy

FANWOOD, NJ -- COVID-19 isn't necessarily a death sentence, but it could have been. Just ask bar owner Sean Flannery of Sheelen's Crossing Pub & Bistro on South Ave. in Fanwood. 

Coronavirus has taken a horrible toll at facilities for retired veterans homes and at nursing homes across the state, and many of the sickest patients are age 65 and over. Flannery, who recently ...

Teterboro Airport to Receive Federal Grant Amid Pandemic Crisis

PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Representative. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced Wednesday a $157,000 supplemental Airport Improvement Fund grant to Teterboro Airport, according to a press release from Pascrell's office. The funding was made available in the CARES “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security“ Act, as part of a $10 Billion fund of which $160 Million of ...

Nutley Rescue Squad Does Drive-By During Nightly #ClapBecauseWeCare Event, Grace Miller Cheers Them On

NUTLEY, NJ - After learning that Nutley second grader Grace Miller stands on her porch every night at 7 p.m. to clap and cheer for the Essential Personnel combating COVID-19 coronavirus, the men and women of the Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad (NVERS) thanked her with a drive-by Friday night. 

As the clock struck 7, Grace, and her parents, Michele Traina and Craig Miller, ...

Belleville Declares Local State of Emergency

BELLEVILLE, NJ - Township officials have declared a local state of emergency as they continue to take measures to keep residents safe and secure in the wake of coronavirus COVID-19.

As of 5 p.m., Emergency Management Coordinator Martin Lutz and Township Manager Anthony Iacono signed the order.

The declaration of emergency allows Township Officials broader power in the efforts to combat ...

Juliette's House in Elizabeth Changes the Lives of Girl Scouts

ELIZABETH, NJ - It’s 4 p.m. on a typical Thursday afternoon at the Gateway Family YMCA in Elizabeth, filled with youth and teen programs during the after-school hours before dinner.

You wouldn’t know that it is also home, this one day each week, to a special Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey troop known as “Juliette’s House.” There are no welcome or directional ...

Coronavirus Canceled Couple’s Cruise Wedding. NJ Town Stepping in to Rescue it

WESTFIELD, NJ — A South Jersey couple who had to call off their cruise wedding when the worldwide coronavirus outbreak required their guests obtain passports at the last minute has a second shot at keeping their nuptials on schedule thanks to a downtown business.

Daniela Kenmure, 29, and Joclyn Kirchner, 28, had booked a Norwegian Line cruise for their wedding but the cruise company ...

Elizabeth School to Be Renamed After Long-Time Community Activist

ELIZABETH, NJ - City and school leaders are eager to honor a lifelong Elizabeth resident, Chessie Dentley Roberts, 93, a typing and business education teacher in the school district for 30 years who retired in 1991.

On February 26, at 6:30 p.m., friends and family will gather on Pennsylvania Avenue, when the former Ronald Reagan Academy will be officially renamed Chessie Dently Roberts ...

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Long Beach Island Region Opens Summer with New Way to Get The Information You Need

May 28, 2020

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website.

In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local knowledge directly to travelers coming from near or far. The Southern Ocean County ...

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Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

Opinion: Want to reopen schools? Consult the village.

May 26, 2020

Schools are closed. Kids, families, and teachers are stressed. As I work tirelessly, as a veteran teacher and community organizer, with kids and families to adjust, the most common question I get is: “Mr. Luna, when can we go back to school?”

As a teacher, the answer is a quick “when it’s safe.” As an organizer with Newark for Educational Equity and Diversity ...

Long Beach Island Region Opens Summer with New Way to Get The Information You Need

May 28, 2020

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website.

In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local knowledge directly to travelers coming from near or far. The Southern Ocean County ...

May is “Better Hearing and Speech Month"

May 19, 2020

Dear Editor:

Members of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) celebrate May as “Better Hearing & Speech Month,” to promote awareness of the audiology and speech language-pathology professions and its impact on the lives of children and adults with hearing, communication and feeding/swallowing issues. 

This year, as we all know, is extremely ...

SpaceX Launches New Era of Manned Space Flight at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

May 31, 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- Today, SpaceX launched a manned flight into space from Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate the event, we take a look back at our post from last year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, which originated, like today's flight, from Kennedy Space Center. The center just reopened its doors to the public on May 28, 2020.  

In ...