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Bloomfield officials hosting COVID-19 vaccine Q&A with focus on health equity Feb. 3
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield schools see “true snow day” with full day’s cancellation of classes amid record snowfall
Demarest Home and School Association

Here are the COVID-19 safety concerns keeping Montclair teachers from returning to in-person learning
Montclair Patch

CDC order requires face masks on all public transportation in the U.S. beginning Tuesday
Patch


Local News


Bloomfield suspends alternate side parking Feb. 2 due to snow
Bloomfield Public Safety

Bloomfield postpones Feb. 3 food distribution at Watsessing Ave firehouse
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield High School’s Red Cross Club is selling Valentine’s Day gift sets
Bloomfield High School Red Cross Club

Bloomfield College, recognized for its majority Black and Hispanic student body, marks beginning of Black History Month
Bloomfield College

Bloomfield High School names boys’ basketball captain Chino Anyanwu athlete of the month
Bloomfield Pulse

Milestones Academy childcare in Bloomfield Historic District has asked the planning board to waive building requirements for expansion
Bloomfield Planning Board

Isaiah House anti-hunger, homelessness nonprofit seeks local businesses for fundraising partnerships
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Montclair schools superintendent announces lawsuit against teachers union, seeking to force return to in-person classes amid COVID-19 safety concerns
Baristanet

At least 75 car accidents occurred in Newark during Monday’s snowfall
Newark Patch

Newark schools plan return to in-person learning Apr. 12
TAPinto Newark

Real estate investment firm that acquired Montclair’s historic Lackawanna Plaza plans development, grocery store
Baristanet

Essex County postponed its Feb. 4 food distribution due to snow, plans next distribution in Bloomfield Feb. 11
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.


Other News


COVID-19 was the number one cause of death for Black, Hispanic, and Asian N.J. residents but only third among whites, highlighting systemic racism in economy, healthcare system
NJ Spotlight News

How the pandemic has changed N.J. governance, limiting public access and input
NJ Spotlight News