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Free marketing, e-commerce training available to all Bloomfield businesses from the Bloomfield Center Alliance, register by Feb. 15
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Want to appeal your property taxes? Use this guide from Montclair Local
Montclair Local

Students from working class or Black families in Montclair are more likely to want to continue remote classes as district lawsuit seeks to force teachers return to classroom amid pandemic safety concerns
Montclair Local

Newark’s pandemic business curfew will stay in place as state loosens indoor COVID-19 restrictions

Local News

Bloomfield schools rank in the bottom third of the state for median teacher salaries
Ocean City Patch

Berkeley HSA hosting fundraiser with Chipotle Feb. 6
Berkeley Home and School Association

COVID-19: Bloomfield saw several dozen new confirmed cases this week, raising pandemic total to 3,753 as deaths remain at 93 as of Feb. 5
Essex County

Bloomfield College president Marcheta Evans joins others higher ed executives of color in op-ed encouraging COVID-19 vaccination

Bloomfield recreation marks Black History Month with launch of four-part series on Black arts and culture leaders
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Montclair school students joined the town’s school board meeting Wednesday to oppose district’s lawsuit against teachers union, push officials to center needs of teachers and students

Newark held a public briefing to highlight recent efforts to comply with federal consent decree for historically troubled department

Newark’s Central High School has stopped permitting teachers to fail students as schools grapple with grading amid pandemic
Chalkbeat Newark

Other News

Murphy signs law updates expanding opportunities of bars, distilleries, restaurants to operate outdoors until at least November 2022
Parsippany Patch

Johnson & Johnson says its filed a request with the U.S. FDA for emergency use authorization for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine
New Brunswick Patch

Central Jersey GOP congressman one of 11 who broke with party to punish Georgia congresswoman who encouraged execution of Nancy Pelosi

N.J.’s leading education groups release letter to state officials calling for more funding and flexibility to make transformative improvements to schools following pandemic
NJ Spotlight News

N.J. decreased penalties for possession of psilocybin, psychedelic component of hallucinogenic mushrooms

Just 161k N.J. residents are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as chances of meeting state’s goal of vaccinating 4.7m by June diminishes