Halloween and COVID-19

Like many other NYC traditions, the annual Halloween Parade has fallen victim to COVID-19, and it’s not just the city that’s been making difficult calls. Families are still hoping to save the holiday this year, while making it safe for kids.

Murphy signs legislation making Juneteenth state holiday

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation that makes Juneteenth a state holiday. Juneteenth marks June 19, 1865, when word reached enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War had ended and they were free.