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NJ Home Bakers One Step Closer to Earning a Profit

August 7, 2020

New Jersey is the only state where you can’t have a home-baked foods business. But that may be about to change.

The state Senate recently passed a bill that would allow entrepreneurs in the Garden State to make and sell baked goods out of their homes that do not require refrigeration or additional cooking after they are baked.

Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th), who sponsored the bill, said it ...

Community Conversation: Immunizations, Physicals and Other Back to School Safety Tips

Whether it’s in-person or virtually, children will be going back to school in the fall. So how can parents keep their kids safe, healthy and ready to learn? On Atlantic Health System’s latest Community Conversation, join Tyree Winters, DO, a pediatrician with Atlantic Medical Group, for some important tips that will help make this school year an A+!


Shakespeare Theatre Scores with 'Crazy Love'

Florham Park, NJ - It’s such a treat to see a live performance in these difficult times. But leave iit to Shakespeare Theatre’s fearless director, Bonnie Monte, to deliver a delightful and provocative evening of Moliere and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

The setting is the outside lawn at the Thomas H. Kean Theatre Factory in Florham Park. Located on Vreeland Road, the landscape of ...

Update on Scotland Road Improvements

August 9, 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — From the South Orange Village website, here is the work plan for the next phase of road work along Scotland Road:


We are now finalizing the work section from Montrose Ave to Raymond Ave – transfers from temporary to the new main and to begin cleanup of this section.  Possible short term road closures in this section for PSEG tie-ins for ...

Fall Reopening Plan for SOMSD Schools is Finally Here

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Restart and Recovery Plan released this evening presents two learning options for families and guarantees eight hours total per week of in person instruction for students in the hybrid learning model and one hour a day of live virtual instruction for all students.

The first two weeks of the school year will be virtual for all students from September 8-18.

Newark City Council to Send Letters Condemning Rutgers Medical School, RWJ Merger

August 7, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — The city’s elected officials are holding nothing back this week as a deal to consolidate Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJUH) in New Brunswick moves forward. 

Following Mayor Ras Baraka’s scathing op-ed on Tuesday, city council members motioned to send letters to every board member at NJMS and Robert ...

Essex County Coronavirus Testing Sites For Aug. 10-14

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County's expanded COVID-19 testing initiative includes satellite testing sites throughout the county in addition to continuing its drive through testing center in Weequahic Park, Newark. The tests are by appointment only and are being offered to Essex ...

Overturned Vehicle Part of Three Car Accident in Front of Union's Municipal Building

August 6, 2020

UNION, NJ – A three-car accident snarled traffic Monday night in front of Town Hall on Morris Avenue.

Union police and firefighters responded to the accident at about 7:00 p.m. and found one vehicle on its roof. Emergency crews secured the vehicles, according to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, and checked to see if an extrication was needed, but all drivers were out of the cars upon ...

Tropical Storm Headed to NJ: Prepare for Strong Winds, Rain.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for the region. The warning issued at 5:20 a.m. Monday says that winds could reach 58 to 73 mph on Tuesday.

Impacts could include damage to roofing and siding along with porches, awning and carports, according to the Weather Service. Trees may be snapped or uprooted, and some roads may become impassable ...

Freeholders Support the Elimination of Private For Profit Prisons in New Jersey

August 7, 2020

Resolution initiated by Freeholder Vice President Richardson calls for action from State government

(Newark, NJ) – On August 5, 2020, Essex County Freeholder Vice President Wayne L. Richardson and the Freeholder Board adopted a resolution supporting the elimination of private for-profit prisons in the state of New Jersey. The resolution notes the historic legacy of the 13th Amendment, ...

Metro YMCAs Advancing the Conversation on Race with 5K, Webinar

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges and its African American Network Employee Resource Group invite the community to join the Y for a series of free virtual events during August.  

“The Y is responding to the call to action by our communities. By coming together, we can learn from one another to address racism, inequities and disparities at an individual, ...

Here’s what taxpayers need to know about the home office deduction

The home office deduction allows qualifying taxpayers to deduct certain home expenses on their tax return. With more people working from home than ever before, some taxpayers may be wondering if they can claim a home office deduction when they file their 2020 tax return next year.

Here are some things to help taxpayers understand the home office deduction and whether they can claim ...