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Unemployment Benefits Coming Soon, NJ Labor Department Head Says

April 4, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — The commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development offered what he could in the way of reassurance during the state’s daily press briefing on Saturday, addressing the staggering 362,000 people who have applied for unemployment as a result of the nation’s public health crisis. 

New Jersey now has 34,124 known cases of the ...

Caldwell Municipal Directors Provide Update to Community in First Zoom Chat

CALDWELL, NJ — In a virtual Zoom video chat streamed on Facebook Wednesday night, the Borough of Caldwell mayor and council joined other local leaders who are at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic to update the community on how the rapidly spreading disease is affecting the local community.

Despite technical errors caused by the volume of residents attempting to view the meeting ...

Spring Holidays no Time to Ignore Coronavirus Physical Distancing Orders, NJ Officials Say

TRENTON, NJ — With religious holidays approaching and changing guidelines for the use of masks, state officials on Friday urged the public to continue to observe a statewide ban on social gatherings as a means to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

The reminders to observe social distancing came during Gov. Phil Murphy’s daily press briefing during which officials reported an ...

Caldwell Residents Feed First Aid Squad by Supporting Local Restaurants

CALDWELL, NJ — As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, Caldwell community members have responded to a call to arms to support both the West Essex First Aid Squad (WEFAS) and local restaurants during their time of need.

In a letter to the community, Mayor John Kelley urged residents to drop off meals whenever possible to the WEFAS, noting that the increased number of ...

Essex County Reports 22 New COVID-19 Deaths Wednesday

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey reported an additional 277 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 in Essex County and at least 22 more deaths linked to the virus on Wednesday afternoon.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his daily press conference that the state now has at least 22,255 cases and at least 355 deaths.

Three deaths, and whether the novel coronavirus was the primary diagnosis, are ...

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Tests Positive for Coronavirus

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for coronavirus, the latest in a string of public officials who have fallen prey to the pandemic.

“Today I learned that I tested positive for the Coronavirus. I decided to get tested after experiencing a fever for several days and have been self-quarantined since March ...

West Essex Towns Account for 73 of County's Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Essex County had 1,408 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) as of Monday morning, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.

The Township of West Caldwell had 12 confirmed COVID-19 cases and one death as of Monday morning, while the Borough of Caldwell also had 12 confirmed cases but no deaths within the community.

"As we all ...

Fairfield Council Provides Update on COVID-19 Cases and Available Services

FAIRFIELD, NJ — As the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) disease continues to spread, increasing to 11 positive cases in Fairfield as of Friday, Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini reminds all residents that the governor’s “stay at home” order remains in effect until further notice.

As the weather gets warmer, the township reiterates that it is especially crucial to remind ...

Gov. Murphy Authorizes Mortgage Forbearance, Mulls Possible Quarantine

TRENTON, NJ – Financial institutions will provide mortgage forbearance and financial protections for New Jerseyans facing economic hardship as a result COVID-19, according to an announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy Saturday.

“Millions of hard-working New Jerseyans are suffering financial losses through no fault of their own as a result of the economic downturn brought on by ...

Murphy Pleas for Medical Professionals to Volunteer in Battle Against Coronavirus

TRENTON, NJ --  Gov. Phil Murphy used part of his now daily press briefing Friday to issue an urgent call for health care professionals to sign-up as volunteers in the fight to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Murphy also announced that 27 New Jerseyans passed away in the last day from the coronavirus bringing the total loss of life to 108 with statewide. An 1,982 individuals have also tested ...

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Essex County Reports 22 New COVID-19 Deaths Wednesday

April 1, 2020

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey reported an additional 277 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 in Essex County and at least 22 more deaths linked to the virus on Wednesday afternoon.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his daily press conference that the state now has at least 22,255 cases and at least 355 deaths.

Three deaths, and whether the novel coronavirus was the primary diagnosis, are ...

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Metropolitan YMCAs Offer Child Care for Essential Workers

March 31, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will offer full-day child care beginning on Thursday, April 2 to families of health care workers, first responders, and other essential personnel who need care for their children during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Y has temporarily opened two of its licensed child care facilities in East Orange and Livingston to provide care under the ...

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Essex County Freeholder President's Coronavirus Pandemic Message

April 2, 2020

Greetings fellow residents of Essex County.

When addressing the Essex County community at large, I usually do so as President of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. On this occasion, under these unprecedented circumstances, I am expressing my thoughts as a father, a son, a husband and concerned neighbor who loves his community.

The spread of the COVID-19 virus has affected so many of us in my ...