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Fairfield Council Provides Updates on Coronavirus Response and Pending Ordinances

May 29, 2020

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini reported that “things are getting better” during Tuesday’s virtual council meeting as he presented an update on the local COVID-19 response.

According to data provided by Essex County, which has expanded its testing sites to include mobile testing units in Roseland, Cedar Grove and West Orange, there were 131 cases of ...

Virtual Meeting Garners Public Input on Caldwell Community Center

CALDWELL, NJ — Nearly 300 Caldwell-area residents participated in a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday to discuss the status and potential future of the Caldwell Community Center (CCC), which has been closed since March 13 due to the pandemic and will remain closed until at least January while a task force analyzes its financial viability.

Prior to the forced closure, ...

Roseland Announces 2020 Mothers and Senior Citizen of the Year

ROSELAND, NJ — During a recent council meeting, the Borough of Roseland announced that resident Angelo Carrozza has been named the 2020 Senior Citizen of the Year and Danielle Vigilante and Jennifer Holden have been named the 2020 Mothers of the Year.

As she announced the winners during the virtual meeting, Councilwoman Michelle Tolli said she had fond memories of being named Mother ...

Groups of 25 Allowed to Gather Outdoors; No New Deaths Reported in West Essex

TRENTON, NJ — Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person limit on outdoor gatherings on Friday and has granted up to 25 to congregate so long as all individuals adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols. 

Altering the restrictions does not impact indoor gatherings, which remain capped at 10 ...

Roseland Council Adopts Municipal Budget with Minimal Tax Increase

ROSELAND, NJ — The Roseland Borough Council unanimously approved the 2020 municipal budget earlier this week with an annual tax increase of less than $15 to the average homeowner.

Council President Christopher Bardi, who chairs the borough finance committee, congratulated the governing body, Borough Administrator Maureen Chumacas, and all of the borough’s department ...

Fairfield Council to Hold Virtual Public Hearings on Three New Ordinances

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Township Council will hold final hearings during a virtual meeting on May 26 at 7 p.m. that will be open to the public for any comments or questions on these and other items.

In response to the effects that the COVID-19 outbreak has had and will continue to have on local businesses, the township introduced an amendment to the current sewer rates in ...

Roseland Borough and HSA Team Up to Show Support for Roseland’s Essential Workers

ROSELAND, NJ — The Borough of Roseland and the Roseland Home School Association (HSA) recently teamed up to sell lawn signs to area residents and businesses to show their appreciation and support for the various essential workers and organizations working for and residing in the borough.

“Small acts of support can be more inspiring to an essential employee who must travel out of ...

Two New COVID-19 Cases in West Essex Area Thursday; NJ Beaches to Reopen

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- Six municipalities in western Essex County saw a total of two additional COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

Caldwell, which has 102 cases, and Roseland, which has 81 cases, each had one new coronavirus case reported on Thursday by Essex County. There remain 18 cases in Essex Fells, 127 cases in Fairfield, 39 cases in North Caldwell and 195 cases in West Caldwell.

In Essex ...

Murphy: COVID-19 Measures on Decline; 'All the Important Metrics We Needed to Fall into Place Have Been Doing So'

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy cited significant drop in daily deaths, cases, hospitalizations, ICU and ventilator patients, at his daily press conference in Trenton on Wednesday .

According to the Governor:

New hospitalizations are down two-thirds from the peak.
Total hospitalizations are down nearly half since the peak.
The numbers of patients in ICU and on ventilators are both ...

Caldwell Governing Body Addresses Rumors Surrounding Community Center Closure

CALDWELL, NJ — At its recent borough council meeting, the Caldwell governing body provided additional input on the upcoming public hearing being held virtually on May 21 to address the Caldwell Community Center’s (CCC) temporary closure and the task force being established to assess its future.

Noting that “rumors, poor judgment” and general misinformation has recently ...

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Livingston Township Moves Ahead with Plans for Drive-In Movie Night

June 5, 2020

Editor's Update (Thursday at 10 p.m.): The SYLS has since announced that the movie being shown will be "Toy Story 4," and the event will be limited to 125 cars. 

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After hearing about successful drive-in movie nights being held in other towns, a group of Livingston residents and officials worked together to organize a similar event for Livingston ...

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Announces Cancellation of Summer Concerts and Fireworks

June 1, 2020

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced on Monday, June 1st that the 2020 Essex County Summer Music Concert Series and Fireworks displays have been canceled because of the Coronavirus.

“Our Summer Concert Series and Fireworks Spectaculars are much anticipated events that attract spectators from throughout Essex County and beyond. They ...

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Murphy Says Restaurant, Retail Workers Will Be Required To Undergo Daily Temperature Checks

June 5, 2020

Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for tens of thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back diners at 6 a.m. on June 15.

When your favorite steakhouse or burger joint opens for outdoor dining next week, limited seating, spread out tables and hand sanitizing stations – not to mention the house specialty – will be ...