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Bloomfield’s MLK Day ceremony honored community members’ contributions to addressing racial injustice and economic insecurity in 2020
TAPinto Bloomfield

Church on the Green to ring bell 92 times Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in memory of 92 people Bloomfield has lost to COVID-19
Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green

1.5m people have registered for the COVID-19 vaccine in N.J. as state awaits expanded supply with new federal administration
NJ Spotlight News

N.J. can’t guarantee growth of COVID-19 vaccine program after report finds Trump administration misled about federal reserve
NJ.com


Local News


131 people helped the Bloomfield Information Project raise more than $25k to sustain and expand its local news service
Bloomfield Information Project

Bloomfield seeks cleaning service provider for township buildings, deadline for bids is Jan. 27
Township of Bloomfield

Fairview Elementary School’s 6th graders are hosting a cupcake sale and fundraiser through Feb. 2
Fairview Home and School Association

Bloomfield applied for federal funding to support its transportation services for elders and people with disabilities
Bloomfield Town Council

Bloomfield High School Mock Trial team win first two rounds of county competition, progress to quarter finals on Jan. 19
Bloomfield School District

Demolition of former site of Bloomfield Center building that caught fire in 2020 began Tuesday
Bloomfield Pulse

Montclair tenants rights organization, local NAACP and clergy celebrate rent control victory after landlords’ legal challenge
Baristanet

More than 800 Montclair community members sign letter calling for delaying return to in-person learning amid pandemic
Montclair Local

Newark airport workers rally for supplemental health care benefit recently signed into law in N.Y.
NorthJersey.com

Essex County announces $770m budget for 2021 includes tax increase of half of a percent, no layoffs
Essex News Daily

Essex County says its using 100% of its COVID-19 doses weekly in plan praised for effectiveness
Wall Street Journal


Other News


New law signed by Murphy will grant independence to state board overseeing inclusion of Black history into N.J. school curriculums
WHYY

Majority of new COVID-19 cases in N.J. are asymptomatic as infections and deaths rise but hospitalizations remain flat
NJ.com

$300 federal unemployment supplement should begin arriving this week for N.J. unemployment insurance recipients
NJ.com

You should still wear a mask, social distance after getting a COVID-19 vaccine
NJ Spotlight News