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Bloomfield schools plan in-person and virtual instruction for 2020 academic year
Bloomfield School District

Bloomfield Center plans Dinner Under the Stars event for tonight after rainouts first two weeks
Bloomfield Center Alliance

900 photos taken of Bloomfield High School graduation ceremony available for free from local photographer
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Many N.J. workers eligible for 20 week extension of unemployment benefits, gig workers and self-employed will receive 7 week extension

Local News

Bloomfield library offering limited printing services to residents while facilities closed to public
Bloomfield Public Library

South Park and Church Streets in Montclair to close every weekend for outdoor dining, fitness classes through September
Montclair Patch

Former Bloomfield councilman Timothy Kane passed away, served terms from 1983 to 1992
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Follow along as Bloomfield resident John Zack rides a lawn mower across the country in a new TV series
Bloomfield Pulse

Montclair State University freezes tuition, fees, room-and-board rates for 2020 academic year, plans mostly online classes

Rutgers University to reduce campus fees by 15%, about $300, in addition recently announced tuition freeze
TAPinto New Brunswick

Other News

Governor Phil Murphy says state will invest $115m to provide Internet connectivity and computers to 230k students unable to participate in virtual learning
Bloomfield Patch

Encampment outside N.J. statehouse continues as immigrants continue to seek inclusion in state’s pandemic relief programs

More Black N.J. residents seeking mental health support amid anti-racist uprisings, disproportionate impact of COVID-19
TAPinto Newark

Governor Phil Murphy signs bill allowing $9.9b in borrowing to stem COVID-19 fiscal crisis, court to rule whether borrowing is constitutional
NJ Spotlight

Union representing Stop & Shop workers to file complaint with federal government over abrupt end to hazard pay amid pandemic
Asbury Park Press

N.J. E-ZPass to refund 79k drivers who received administrative fee bill due to processing error
CBS Philadelphia

Plan to privatize 22 acres of Liberty State Park withdrawn