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Newark Archdiocese Will Begin Gradual Reopening on Sunday

May 15, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Churches under the Archdiocese of Newark will begin allowing private prayer this weekend, the Archbishop announced Friday, as the first step of a cautious reopening plan. 

The initial phase, which will be minored by parish staff to ensure social distancing, also allows Sacrament of Reconciliation to be celebrated if social distancing can be maintained and masks are ...

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 ...

City Council Declares Newark a Safe Haven for Religious Freedom and Expression

NEWARK, NJ - The Newark City Council unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. that declares Newark to be a safe haven for religious freedom and expression, and for those seeking refuge from religious persecution.

Ramos said the resolution was sponsored partially in response the recent attacks on religious communities throughout the country and, ...

In the Aftermath of a Montclair Community Divided, Many Faiths Gather for Healing and Discussion

MONTCLAIR, NJ - More than a month has passed since Montclair Rabbis challenged comments made by James Harris during a December 31 community meeting. Since then, an interfaith group of leaders have continued the conversation among themselves and their respective congregations.

Pastor Campbell Singleton of Union Baptist Church of Montclair hosted a gathering on Wednesday with nearly 70 people in ...

Livingston Residents Rally Against Anti-Semitism at Local Solidarity March

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As tens of thousands of people marched through Lower Manhattan on Sunday in a show of solidarity for the Jewish community in response to recent anti-Semitic attacks, hundreds of Livingston residents who couldn’t make the trek into the city took to the streets of their own hometown instead to show their support.

Knowing that a ride into Manhattan on a Sunday ...

Montclair Residents Gather in Solidarity During the Grand Menorah Lighting on the 8th Night

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nearly a hundred people gathered Sunday on South Park Street near the Bloomfield Avenue intersection to light the grand Menorah on the 8th night of Hanukkah.

Though the weather was cold and rainy, residents held up umbrellas and sang traditional songs while the Menorah was being lit.

Along with four other Rabbis in Montclair, a multi-faith assembly ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

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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

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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 ...

Personal Chef Reinvents Business with a Nonprofit Program for Food Equity in New Jersey

May 29, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Personal Chef Nicolle Walker recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning TV program on News 12 Plus, to update host Stephanie Willoughby on her evolving business operations, which had to be adapted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Walker’s prior business model included working in people’s homes, as she and her staff cooked meals for busy families or ...