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Bloomfield schools join other districts in county to ask state to give higher prioritization to teachers in COVID-19 vaccination program
TAPinto Bloomfield

Newark civil rights advocates call for federal investigation into New Year’s Day killing of South Orange man by undercover police officer
NJ.com

N.J. extends open enrollment period for health insurance marketplace through May 15 due to pandemic
WHYY

Latest COVID-19 vaccine candidates show strong protection against original strain, may not be able to maintain herd immunity amid new strain
Gothamist


Local News


COVID-19: Bloomfield confirmed cases rise to 3,667, another death brings total pandemic losses to 93
Essex County

Bloomfield volunteer firefighter Rich Brown retires after 21-year career
Bloomfield Public Safety

Bloomfield fire department purchased new air purification systems for some of its trucks to reduce spread of COVID-19 among firefighters
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield High School boys’ basketball team win season opener against Montclair, girls’ team to host Newark Tech Jan. 30
TAPinto Bloomfield

South Orange Maplewood racial justice organizations to host Black history month event featuring civil rights activist Joanne Bland
Baristanet

West Orange man pleaded guilty to a $100m Ponzi scheme run out of NYC-based firm Thursday
NJ.com

As Newark settles lawsuit over lead in water, city reaches more than 17k lead service lines replaced
TAPinto Newark

Jersey City joins Newark in lawsuit supporting city’s civilian police review board
TAPinto Newark

Essex County has given 31,928 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine, 3,076 of second as of Jan. 28
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Essex County COVID-19 testing sites for Feb. 2-6 include Newark, Cedar Grove, West Orange
Essex County

Essex County Environmental Center opens registration for private family spring visits beginning in March
Essex County Environmental Center

Local foundation hosting virtual panel on helping low-wealth students succeed in higher education Feb. 3
Dorson Community Foundation


Other News


Rutgers plans return to in-person classes this fall with plans for self-administered COVID-19 vaccination program
TAPinto

9 N.J. residents have been arrested for their involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack as of Jan. 24
Newark Patch