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Need to Know


Are you a public health or safety worker or over 65? Register to get a COVID-19 vaccination in Essex County
Essex County

Bloomfield library to host webinar on how to apply for food assistance with Community Food Bank of N.J. on Feb. 10
Bloomfield Public Library

Following Newark police killing of South Orange man on New Year’s, city’s plain clothes officers will be required to wear body cameras
Newark Patch

Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura, veteran of historically troubled Newark police department, will seek re-election to 11th term
TAPinto Bloomfield


Local News


Bloomfield Information Project is working with Bloomfield College journalism students to expand community news and storytelling in Essex County
Bloomfield Information Project

Jan. 28 virtual Bloomfield Zoning Board meeting to review 7 applications for variances
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield Center’s facade improvement grant fund helps Vega Jewelry install new awning and window signage
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Bloomfield to receive $380k to improve exterior of downtown NJ Transit station
Bloomfield Pulse

Coalition of community organizations launch school to workforce program for Newark youth
TAPinto Newark

Watch, listen, or read the transcript from the Jan. 26 Bloomfield town council meeting
Bloomfield Information Project

Former Nutley commissioner’s right-wing Facebook page temporarily disabled for violating community standards
Belleville-Nutley Patch

Free admission charity drive at Turtle Back Zoo brought in 16k pounds of food, 172 coats, and 130 toys
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Thousands of people sought treatment for heroin abuse in Essex County in 2019 as state’s opioid crisis persists
Newark Patch

Newark received $8.4m from federal government to assist residents having trouble paying rent and utilities
Newark TAPinto

Essex County is accepting submissions to its Senior Legacies Writing Contest nwo through Apr. 5
Essex County


Other News


N.J. Pandemic Relief Fund launches grant program for small- and medium-sized food pantries in the state
ROI-NJ

Two of N.J.’s six COVID-19 vaccination megasites had to close temporarily due to lapse in supply
NJ Spotlight

N.J. lawmakers call for suspension of state’s head of corrections after officers beat inmates in state’s women’s prison
NJ.com

Man dies in N.J. federal prison from COVID-19 after being denied compassionate release amid surge in cases at facility
Gothamist