Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, East Orange Mayor Ted R. Green, Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss (pictured), and Orange Mayor Dwayne D. Warren convened today to urgently adopt measures to protect their city’s most vulnerable people from COVID-19. NEWARK, NJ — Newark officials are asking the city to shelter-in-place for the 10 days leading up to Thanksgiving as the virus’ second wave continues to escalate, but whether the reinstated lockdown is legally mandated remains unclear. Newark is escalating its restrictions as the second wave of COVID-19 continues to sweep over the city. The mayor also canceled Halloween and said all Halloween events will be shut down if residents try to host trunk or treats or other large parties. No deaths have been reported. Newark accounts for 1,859 of those individuals with about 350 living unsheltered. NEWARK, NJ – Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said Monday afternoon that he is ordering a citywide COVID-19 shutdown and curfew as positive coronavirus cases surge across the state. UPDATE: Newark’s 10-day lockdown is an urgent advisory, not an order, city official says Newark residents will be asked to stay at home for 10 days beginning the … All rights reserved. NYC news never sleeps. must close their indoor service at 8 p.m. and outdoor service at 11 p.m. On Friday, restaurant and business owners in the East Ward were unclear on what, exactly, the new lockdown entails for them. Effective 8 p.m. Tuesday, nonessential businesses will have to close at 8 p.m., which is when, according to lockdown advocates, the coronavirus is at its peak. NEWARK, NJ — Just a day after busting a party of 200 people, Newark Police discovered another speakeasy on Monday that resulted in two arrests. Coronavirus 'Lockdown' In Newark, Irvington, Orange, East Orange - Newark, NJ - The mayors of Newark, Orange, Irvington and East Orange are … We got through this before, so we’ll get through it again.”. Residents of New Jersey’s largest city are being asked to stay at home for at least 10 days after Thanksgiving to help slow the spread of COVID-19. “It seems desperate but it’s a desperate moment. Do not mingle with other people if you don’t have to, stay to your family in your immediate household,” Baraka added. The lockdown was put in … Governor Murphy Remembers Fallen Capitol Police Officer, NJ Native Brian Sicknick, Four charged for dealing heroin and cocaine in Atlantic City, Shore News Network Business Profile Submission, One Year Ago This Week, the WHO Assured the World COVID-19 Did Not Transmit from Human to Human, Nancy Pelosi Announces Severe Fines For Not Wearing Face Masks, Murphy Can’t Figure Out Why 60% of New Jerseyans Won’t Answer His COVID-19 Contact Tracer Phone Calls, Two Men Shot Dead at Meadowlands Racetrack, Suspects in Custody. He also said that residents should be ready to cancel Halloween, Kwanza, Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. It is also unclear whether warnings and summonses will be issued for businesses and residents who fail to shelter in place. Newark continues to lead the state and Essex County in new cases, its test positivity rate reaching 20% this week. Newark is halfway through the city’s self-imposed 10-day lockdown as it continues to lead the state with new reported COVID-19 infections. On Monday, New Jersey hit recorded 948 total hospitalizations, the highest since July, according to NorthJersey.com. In partnership with Remember When Antiques and Estate Sales, LLC, NMoA has listed more than 700 items from its Educational Loan Collection for public auction. He also signed a new Executive Order for winter and holiday protocols to continue to curb the spread of the virus. Even live camels. Mayor Ras Baraka and Mark Wade, director of Health and Community Wellness, went on WBGO 88.3 FM’s Newark Today last night to advise that residents must stay inside from Nov. 25 to Dec. 4. Granted we just came off a year so horrific that it makes Divorce Court look better than Disneyland, so it’s reasonable to be a little trepidatious. Newark, NJ – October 9, 2020 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Newark Municipal Council reminded residents today that City Hall will be closed and most non-emergency Newark municipal services will be suspended on Monday, October 12, 2020, in observance of Indigenous Peoples Day.Police, Fire, and other uniformed emergency services will be unaffected. Newark officials will take smaller steps ahead of the Thanksgiving lockdown, though. NEWARK, N.J. — In an interview, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said "we are going to lock the city down" and residents should "shelter in place," before a press aide for Gov. Mayor Michael Melham and the Township Council invited hundreds of residents to the drive-through event at the Belleville Senior Center on Franklin Avenue. I think most people in this town are going to do what we ask them to do.”. Police in Newark, East Orange, Orange, and Irvington are stepping up enforcement on residents and businesses that break the lockdown rules and … newark: a city on lockdown As of Monday morning, there have been 1,458 cases of COVID-19 in Newark, with 46 deaths connected to the disease, according to Essex County officials. “Do not go outside if you do not have to. It asked residents to stay at home starting the day … This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google. On Tuesday, … © Copyright 2021 TAP IP LLC, All rights reserved. The 10-day lockdown put into effect by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is scheduled to end Friday. But whether the state has given Newark its blessing to go above and beyond Gov. One East Ward restaurant said they were unsure if they will be restricted to takeout only like back in March, April and June. UK returns to tough new lockdown after record surge in Covid-19 cases NEWARK, NJ — Newark announced it will honor it's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ... NEW JERSEY - Looking to answer questions and seeing a "bright light" at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, New Jersey healthcare leaders spoke about how they've dealt with the pandemic while offering hope for the future, at a virtual event held by TAPinto on Thursday evening. Phil Murphy and the NJ Department of Health are taking heat for putting smokers in the 1B category for people registering to receive the coronavirus vaccine. As of Friday, it’s case count increased by 164, bringing the total since March to 1,4390. Baraka announced the lockdown on Nov. 19, urging Newark residents to shelter in place and remain inside their homes as much as possible from Nov. 25 through Dec. 4. “We are going to lock the city down,” Baraka said. On Thursday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy sanctioned some of Newark’s lockdown measures, allowing municipalities the option of regulating … On Tuesday afternoon, the mayors of four Essex County cities – Newark, Orange, East Orange and Irvington – announced they will be launching a joint crackdown to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Beginning this coming Monday, April 13, “Be Still Mondays” will happen each week for the next month. You have successfully signed up for the TAPinto Newark Newsletter. Phil Murphy and the NJ Department of Health are taking heat for putting smokers ... NEWARK, NJ — Across New Jersey, more than 9,600 people experiencing homelessness were counted in 2020, according to Monarch Housing Associates, a 9% increase from the year prior. The first-ever TAPinto signature virtual event on Jan. 14 featured five health care experts, including doctors and ... NEW JERSEY - Looking to answer questions and seeing a "bright light" at the end of the COVID-19 ... TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. NEWARK – December 4, 2020 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka said today that the 10-day lockdown proved effective in keeping people inside and away from large gatherings, thereby mitigating the significant rise of COVID-19 in Newark. UPDATE: Newark is now saying the lockdown is an advisory only. There are fears other hotspots in the state could soon follow, CBS2’s Meg Baker reported Monday. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka defying New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and is taking things even further as the largest city in New Jersey is averaging almost 300 cases a day in the city. They slowed this thing down, and I think they have the will and the authority to do it again,” Baraka said Thursday. Gov. NEWARK, NJ – Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said Monday afternoon that he is ordering a citywide COVID-19 shutdown and curfew as positive coronavirus cases surge across the state. Newark has reached the end of its 10-day lockdown advised by Mayor Ras Baraka on Dec. 4 as the city’s case positivity rate decreased following a recent spike in cases. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said Friday he’s in favor of a temporary national lockdown if COVID-19 positivity rates continue to climb in his city and elsewhere. Effective 8 p.m. Tuesday, nonessential businesses will have to close at 8 p.m., which is when, according to lockdown advocates, the coronavirus is at its peak. The second annual Three Kings Day on Jan. 6 had a little bit of everything – even three kings. On March 31, 2020, the Mayors will announce a one-week, four city lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus in the area. Outdoor dining can continue until 11 p.m. Baraka said the biggest problem in his city has been indoor house parties. They followed searchlights that crisscrossed the sky ... NEW JERSEY — A new executive order will mean sweeping changes for the way teachers and students are evaluated for the 2020-2021 school year. NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A troubling increase in coronavirus cases leads to a second shutdown tonight in Newark. Read an updated story here. Restrictions on non … On Nov. 12, Murphy signed Executive Order 195, granting permission to municipalities to regulate non-essential businesses with operating hours beyond 8 p.m. Newark did so prior to the order, setting a curfew in area codes  07105, 07107 07104  of 9 p.m. weekday curfew and 10 p.m. for weekends. Anyone who witnesses a violation of the state's stay-at-home order can contact Newark police at 973-733-6000. Glimmering costumes. Newark residents will be asked to stay at home for 10 days beginning the day before Thanksgiving in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the state’s largest city, Mayor Ras Baraka said Thursday. But then again, aiming for the positive is a mindset that should be ... NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Association of School Librarians is awarding its annual Administrator of the Year title to Roger León, superintendent of Newark Public Schools, for his support of school libraries in Newark. The proceeds from bidders will be reinvested in the ... NEWARK, NJ — For those who find themselves wishing they could own the artifacts they see in ... New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. A new year is upon us and optimistically one may believe that the possibilities are endless. The new sites will be open two days a week ... NEWARK, NJ — Newark is preparing to ramp up the city’s vaccination efforts this February, officials ... TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is poised to launch its Brownfields Loan Program, an initiative that will make low-interest loans of up to $5 million available for projects that seek to remediate and redevelop sites that have sat vacant or underutilized for years.