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Latest statewide COVID-19 statistics suggest possible plateau in new cases tied to Thanksgiving holiday surge

COVID-19 vaccinations for N.J. nursing home residents to begin shortly after Dec. 21 according to federal program
NJ Spotlight News

N.J. legislature passes cannabis legalization bill
Wayne Patch

N.J. workers who have run out of unemployment benefits may get 8 additional weeks beginning Dec 30 under new bill expected to signed by governor

Local News

Bloomfield High School class of 2022 hosting fundraiser at Bloomfield Ave Chipotle Dec. 19
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield police remind residents that saving parking spots cleared of snow is not allowed
Bloomfield Public Safety

Want to tip the essential workers picking up your garbage and recycling? Here’s what Bloomfield residents recommend
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Local animal welfare group shares tips caring for community cats during the winter

Junior League of Montclair-Newark features Black businesses you can support this holiday season

Montclair incorporates safe streets implementation into master plan, directs greater consideration for cyclists, pedestrians, mass transit in street design
Montclair Local

Mountainside Medical Center in Glen Ridge begins staff COVID-19 vaccinations

Historic Rutgers-Newark building to be renamed for late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

MLB announces it will reclassify Negro League baseball teams, making Newark Eagles a Major League team
Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr.

Essex County COVID-19 testing sites for Dec. 18-23 include Newark, West Orange, Cedar Grove
Essex County

Other News

First N.J. health insurance marketplace deadline is Dec. 31 for those seeking coverage by Jan. 1
State of New Jersey

Reformed $11.5 tax break program in N.J. includes benefits for same political insiders tied to allegation of fraud

N.J. unemployment rate rises above 10% again as state has paid more than $20b in unemployment insurance

Atlantic City hosting live online auction for right to implode former Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino
Press of Atlantic City