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Need the Bloomfield garbage and recycling schedule? Download the town’s Recycle Coach app
Recycle Coach

Newark mayor calls video from New Year’s Day police killing of South Orange man disturbing but incomplete
Newark Patch

Newark asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a state court decision curtailing its new civilian police oversight board after the city’s police union sued to block it
Newark Patch

Essex County has provided first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to more than 23k people
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.


Local News


Bloomfield library’s virtual cook book club meeting Jan. 23 for discussion of Mediterranean cooking
Bloomfield Public Library

COVID-19: Bloomfield had 18 new confirmed infections Jan. 22 as total cases rise to 3,497, deaths remain at 92
Essex County

A Bloomfield police officer is in intensive care with COVID-19 infection
Bloomfield PBA Local #32

Concert in Montclair’s Glenfield Park will also distribute free boxes of groceries Jan. 24
Human Needs Food Pantry

Montclair saw its third pedestrian fatality in four years after woman struck last week
Montclair Local

Area high school students can apply to win $1k, be recognized for their work in advancing racial equity
Princeton University

Essex County progressive organizing group Our Revolution to hold its virtual monthly meeting Jan. 24
Our Revolution

Essex County COVID-19 testing sites Jan. 26-30 include Newark, Cedar Grove, West Orange
Essex County

Essex County executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. receives COVID-19 vaccine 10 months after contracting virus
Caldwells Patch


Other News


N.J. official in charge of climate change resilience said municipalities need to start planning to address local impacts of climate change
NJ Spotlight News

Online sign up for COVID-19 vaccination is “impossible for the elderly” as N.J. rolls out phone to help people without Internet access register to get vaccinated
NJ.com

Business group-backed legislation advances out of a N.J. Senate committee that would force town-by-town, county-by-county COVID-19 management approach
Point Pleasant Patch

Southern New Jersey resident charged by FBI in Jan. 6 Capitol attack
Associated Press

Porth Authority unveils new design for NYC bus terminal, including charging infrastructure electric bus fleet
NJ.com