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You can still register for Bloomfield recreation’s winter programming, including dance, fitness, arts and language classes
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

N.J. launches new portal for COVID-19 vaccine information,
State of New Jersey

Latest round of COVID-19 relief direct payments to begin being disbursed this week

World Health Organization says COVID-19 may become endemic, permanently circulating in population for years

Local News

Food pantry at Park United Methodist Church is open tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Watch, listen, or read the transcript from last night’s Bloomfield town council meeting
Bloomfield Information Project

COVID-19: Bloomfield confirmed cases continue to rise by dozens daily, reaching 2,948 as of Dec. 30, deaths remain at 90
Essex County

Bloomfield collecting Christmas trees from curbside on recycling collection days until Feb. 1
Bloomfield Public Works and Park Maintenance

East Orange filmmaker Yucef Mayes is working on his third movie, telling story of illness and empathy during AIDs epidemic
West Orange Patch

Local chain The Salad House to open new store in Montclair Jan. 4
Montclair Patch

Montclair community groups ask council to return library funding to pre-pandemic levels
Montclair Local

Montclair councilman reminds residents that heavy trash bins are a worker safety hazard, may be costing town through workers compensation claims
Montclair Local

Nutley mayor, real estate developer outline claims against one another in dispute over attempt to block Route 3 traffic on Clifton border
TAPinto Nutley

Other News

N.J. extends filing deadline for senior property text reimbursement to Feb. 1
State of New Jersey

Murphy announces indoor organized sports suspended for the last four weeks will be permitted to resume beginning Jan. 2.
Asbury Park Press

Immigrants detained in Hudson County jail began a hunger strike Monday demand release amid COVID-19 outbreak at facility

Black N.J. resident is suing Woodbridge police after they used now-banned facial recognition software to misidentify, imprison him

N.J. left in-school COVID-19 testing up to local administrators but logistics a challenge for universal implementation