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Bloomfield’s COVID-19 vaccine town hall outlined the beginning of the county and state’s public vaccination campaign
Bloomfield Information Project

The Bloomfield Information Project and our Daily Bulletin will be off for Christmas
Bloomfield Information Project

Rain, wind gusts up to 60 mph forecast in Essex County beginning Christmas eve, rapid freezing Christmas night may lead to black ice on streets and sidewalks
Asbury Park Press

Newark teachers union is urging school board to mandate COVID-19 testing and eventually vaccines for all students, staff
TAPinto Newark


Local News


Mayor Venezia says he’ll take the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as its available
TAPinto Bloomfield

COVID-19: Bloomfield confirmed cases rise to 2,814, deaths remain at 89 as of Dec. 24
Essex County

Food pantry at Park United Methodist Church adds Wednesday evening hours on Dec. 30
Community submission on Citizens of Bloomfield

Toni’s Kitchen calls for coat, sweatshirt, and warm clothing donations
Toni’s Kitchen

Rehabilitation of Diamond Alkali Superfund site in Newark may see new 5-acre park waterfront park on Passaic River
NJ.com

Essex County COVID-19 vaccination sites now accepting appointments for health care workers and those who work in health care settings
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Volunteers sought for Essex County COVID-19 vaccination centers in Newark, West Orange, and Livingston
Livingston Patch

N.J. files lawsuit against former laundry service in Essex County, alleges long-term chemical dumping contaminated water in Livingston
Livingston Patch

Essex County’s COVID-19 testing sites for Dec. 28 to Jan. 2 include Newark, Cedar Grove, West Orange
Essex County


Other News


Air travel has increased ahead of Christmas despite rising COVID-19 cases, new virus strains from U.K., South Africa
NJ Spotlight News

More than 100 N.J. residents died from COVID-19 in one day for the first time since June, bringing total to more than 18k
Montclair Local

Next vote on larger COVID-19 direct payments scheduled for Monday after House Republicans object to increase
NJ.com

Here’s the latest on housing protections and assistance in N.J. amid the pandemic
NorthJersey.com

Oyster buyback program revitalizes growers, rebuilds reefs in N.J.’s Barnegat and Delaware bays
NJ Spotlight News