The Bloomfield Information Project is a public service journalism lab dedicated to helping our community stay informed, engaged, and resilient. Sign up to receive daily local news bulletins just like this one here.


Need to Know

Bloomfield health department seeking resident input in annual public health survey
Township of Bloomfield

N.J. motor vehicle commission locations re-open for license and vehicle registration
N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission

N.J. seeing spikes in COVID-19 infections from people returning from trips to pandemic hotspots in other states
WHYY

Governor Phil Murphy plans to pause elements of state’s re-opening plan as rate of COVID-19 transmission increasing in the state
NorthJersey.com


Local News

Bloomfield High School athletics summer training schedule announced
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield schools open registration for students entering grades K-8
Bloomfield School District

Registration will open for Bloomfield students entering grades 9-12 on July 14
Bloomfield School District

Bloomfield police haven’t received military surplus equipment since 1998 as records show N.J. municipalities recently receiving millions in surplus gear
NJ.com

El Matador Mexican Restaurant open for outdoor dining
El Matador Mexican Restaurant

Minias Breakfast and Lunch in Bloomfield participating in Restaurant Week beginning July 13
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Nutley for Black Lives shares background on recent actions and upcoming policy goals
TAPinto

Majority of Newark residents feel police handled protests well, support additional police reforms
TAPinto

Newark reaches federal minimum for lead in water for first time since 2017 as city continues $120m effort to replace water lines
Newark Patch


Other News

Businesses are asking people to sign COVID-19 waivers, here’s what you need to know
Consumer Reports

12 out of 13 new COVID-19 cases in Hoboken were from people who traveled out-of-state
NJTV

Rutgers University’s upcoming school year will see mostly virtual instruction, limited on-campus housing
New Brunswick Patch

Rutgers, named for slave owner, will keep its name, according to university’s first Black president
TAPinto

NYC enters third stage of lifting COVID-19 restrictions
Gothamist

Amid rise in shootings in NYC, community groups point to lack of data, funding for social services
Gothamist