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Bloomfield Information Project and the Daily Bulletin will be off New Year’s Day
Bloomfield Information Project

Bloomfield to inaugurate councilmembers Cruz, Mundell, Joanow Jan. 4 for new terms following uncontested election wins
Township of Bloomfield

Newark police department, officer who served during Bloomfield police director’s tenure are being sued over officer’s shooting of estranged wife, her boyfriend
NorthJersey.com

What to expect in the second year of the pandemic
The Atlantic


Local News


Bloomfield library to close early for New Year’s on Dec. 31, reopen Jan. 2
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield library plans virtual dance and storytime program for children Jan. 6
Bloomfield Public Library

Brookdale Shoprite in Bloomfield will be closed on Jan. 1
ShopRite

Robert Renna, Bloomfield’s chief financial officer and employee of 40 years, retired
Mayor Michael Venezia

Unidentified Essex County school sees largest reported COVID-19 outbreak in N.J. schools with 83 students or staff sickened
NJ.com

Bloomfield library reschedules program on jazz and the civil rights movement for Jan. 13
Bloomfield Public Library

Essex County has vaccinated more than 3k people in the first four days of public COVID-19 inoculation program
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.


Other News


Without legislative framework, N.J. cannabis legalization date gets pushed back
NJ Spotlight News

N.J. joins six other states in extending ban on interstate youth hockey amid pandemic
Associated Press

COVID-19 vaccinations have begun at N.J. veterans memorial homes
Long Valley Patch

Times Square New Year’s celebration will be closed to the public this year but the ball, confetti will still drop
Gothamist

Fort Dix reports COVID-19 outbreak thats infected 442 people, worst outbreak to date among federal prisons
Gothamist

More infectious COVID-19 variant first identified in U.K. has been spotted in the U.S.
Gothamist