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ICYMI: Bloomfield’s COVID-19 vaccine town hall is today at 3 p.m.
Township of Bloomfield

Nurse who had COVID-19 receives vaccination as antibodies only offer temporary immunity
TAPinto Barnegat/Waretown

Doug Steinhardt, Warren County Republican Committee chair, is running to be governor of N.J., skirted campaign finance laws

Federal pandemic aid delayed by unexpected call from Trump for higher direct payments, agreement from Democratic party leaders

Local News

Garbage, recycling collection suspended Dec. 25, recycling depot’s hours extended Dec. 26
Bloomfield Public Works and Park Maintenance

Bloomfield library curbside pickup hours modified for Christmas weekend
Bloomfield Public Library

Sobharam and Degelmann-Owimrin families win Bloomfield recreation’s gingerbread house and holiday home decorating contest
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Bloomfield High School track program expects delayed winter season to start in February per state pandemic guidelines
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield collected food donations Saturday at Foodtown, plans additional tabling Jan. 10
TAPinto Bloomfield

Free virtual group crisis counseling available Wednesdays for people emotionally impacted by pandemic
Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris

Mountainside Medical Center in Glen Ridge wins recognition for patient experience at their behavioral health unit
Mountainside Medical Center

Montclair-based Mental Health Association of Morris and Essex among nonprofits receiving part of $1.5m grant from PSE&G for pandemic response
TAPinto Montclair

Montclair residents seeks to purchase former home of Buzz Aldrin in Upper Montclair, turn it into a museum

Clara Maass Medical Center will administer COVID-19 vaccines to its staff over the next six weeks
Clara Maass Medical Center

Other News

Heavy rain, strong winds expected to begin Thursday night, continue through Christmas Day
Asbury Park Patch

N.J. among 37 states that missed federal deadline to begin COVID-19 vaccinations in nursing homes, delaying start to Dec. 28

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine approval sees 18 hospitals across N.J. begin staff inoculations

South Jersey port once polluted by oil industry set to become manufacturing hub for state’s offshore wind industry in 2023