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Bloomfield’s MLK service committee accepting donations to support local food pantries
Neighbor to Neighbor Network

More than 130 COVID-19 vaccination sites will be receiving shipments this week, with 200 total sites expected to be operating by end of January
Woodbridge Patch

N.J. extends child care assistance programs through Jan. 31

N.J. residents receiving federal unemployment benefits won’t see lapses in payments despite President Trump’s delayed signing of COVID-19 relief bill
The Hill

Local News

Tonight’s special meeting of the Bloomfield town council to see emergency budget appropriation introduced, fund transfers
Bloomfield Pulse

See how Bloomfield Center businesses decorated their storefronts for fifth annual Holiday Window Design Contest
Bloomfield Patch

Bloomfield High School graduate, now-physics professor Nathaniel Frissel wins $600k grant to continue work on space observation
Essex Daily News

South Jersey locations of Infinity Diagnostics Lab, which has office in Bloomfield, accused of fraudulent COVID-19 testing in class-action lawsuit

Nutley being sued by Clifton and real estate developer over attempt to block access to Route 3 near site of new medical school, office complex

Newark police wrote fined four residents running illegal bars at parties violating pandemic gathering restrictions
Newark Patch

Kings grocery store operating since 1942 in Maplewood closes amid corporate owner’s bankruptcy

Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce looks to COVID-19 vaccine in hopes of business resurgence post-pandemic
Essex News Daily

Other News

News law coming into effect in 2021 include minimum wage increase, criminal record expungements
Princeton Patch

N.J. MVC to delay implementation of immigration status-neutral licensing, citing pandemic

Nursing home in Old Bridge was first long-term care facility in N.J. to begin COVID-19 vaccine administration last week
Matawan-Aberdeen Patch

Bill reorganizing Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield gets signed by Murphy, allow state’s largest health insurer to invest funds in for-profit enterprises
Newark Patch

N.J. is drafting rules to reduce emissions from power plants, trucks, industrial boilers
NJ Spotlight News