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Bloomfield’s MLK Day of Service committee to recognize five community members for service to community tonight on Zoom
MLK Day of Service

Bloomfield council expects to introduce bill creating semi-independent board to oversee Oakside Cultural Center, other historical
NorthJersey.com

Dozens of immigrants detained by ICE are on hunger strike in Newark jail, calling for release amid pandemic
Gothamist

The latest on N.J. COVID-19 vaccinations
Toms River Patch


Local News


Demarest Home and School Association hosting fundraiser with Six Points Pub Jan. 20
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield school board re-elects Fischman president, swears in Dudley, Greene at Jan. 5 meeting
Essex News Daily

COVID-19: Bloomfield confirmed cases rise to 3,445, deaths stand at 92 as of Jan. 18
Essex County

Manager of Bloomfield F45 becomes fitness chain’s nationwide director of operations
F45 Bloomfield

Montclair teachers union calls for delay to hybrid learning as COVID-19 infection rate remains unchanged since remote learning extension
TAPinto Montclair

Judge rules in favor of Montclair in lawsuit brought by landlord group seeking to overturn rent control ordinance
Montclair Patch

Up to 300 vouchers for zero-emission trucks will be made available in 2021 for Newark, Camden area businesses through N.J. pilot program
New Jersey Business

Essex County is hosting a food distribution on Jan. 21 in East Orange
Essex County

Essex County’s COVID-19 vaccination sites are averaging 1k inoculations per day
Livingston Patch

Essex County fatality rate increased by 47 percent in 2020, second highest increase in the state largely tied to pandemic
Hoboken Patch


Other News


N.J. MVC approves expansion of driver’s license access to undocumented residents, may be available as early as May
WHYY

More than 300k COVID-19 doses have been administered in N.J. as state expands eligibility, faces shortages from federal government
NJ.com

N.J. is averaging 5k new COVID-19 cases daily, surpassing weekly record set in spring
Patch

N.J. white supremacist, Army veteran charged over participation in Jan. 6 Capitol attack
Marlboro-Coltsneck Patch