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Brunt of upcoming snowstorm expected to hit South Jersey bringing 6 inches over two days
Asbury Park Press

As district sues teachers’ union seeking to force return to in-person classes amid pandemic, it’s mostly white Montclair families pushing for reopened schools
Montclair Local

N.J. civic leaders call for federal takeover of state women’s prison after beating of inmates, years of abuses
NJ Spotlight

Seven N.J. counties have left federal government “red zone” COVID-19 classification, Essex County transmission rates put it in orange zone
Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch

Last chance to RSVP for our event tonight at 6 p.m. to share your vision for local news and civic engagement in Essex County
Bloomfield Information Project

No date finalized for reopen schools for in-person learning at Feb. 10 Bloomfield school board meeting amid COVID-19 safety concerns
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield schools seek parent, caregiver input on pandemic learning in survey through Feb. 16
Bloomfield School District

N.J. plans COVID-19 vaccine pop-up sites to address vaccine inequity as only of 3% have doses have gone to state’s Black residents, 5% to Latino residents
NJ Spotlight News


Local News


Bloomfield schools hosting Q&A for parents on mental health and homeschooling students with special needs Feb. 10
Bloomfield School District

Deadline to register for free marketing training for Bloomfield businesses is Feb. 12
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Two Bloomfield recreation employees received national parks and recreation association certifications
TAPinto Bloomfield

Man shot in hand Sunday morning in Bloomfield Center was preventing entry to an over-capacity second floor recording studio
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield High School boys’ basketball is 5-0 after win against Caldwell Feb. 6
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield High School girls’ basketball defeated Payne Tech Feb. 4, face Caldwell, Maplewood this week
TAPinto Bloomfield

Montclair Orchestra donates six violins to Succeed2gether, local nonprofit providing programming for school-age children
Montclair Patch

Montclair township and school websites crashed over the weekend due to hardware errors, not cyberattacks, says communications director
Montclair Local

Student-led nonprofit Tree-Plenish plans to plant 243 trees in April to offset one year of paper use by West Orange High School
West Orange Patch

Newark school board goes to court to take back its former building from a charter school
Chalkbeat Newark

Bloomfield Zoning Board to meet virtually tonight, Feb. 11, to review variance applications from across township
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield library hosting presentation on opioid addiction Feb. 12 with Rutgers Biomedical Sciences students on Zoom
Baristanet

You can livestream the Bloomfield High School boys’ basketball game against Belleville today at 4 p.m.
Mieles Sports Video

West Orange CVS, other pharmacies in state received COVID-19 vaccine shipments this week to expand state’s inoculation program
Mahwah Patch

Free COVID-19 testing begins at Montclair YMCA today, Feb. 11
Montclair Local

Free farmers market stand, food truck available Wednesdays in Montclair
Toni’s Kitchen

Anti-violence, peace advocates to host rally in Newark Thursday following shooting that injured 3, including small child
Newark Patch

Community groups oppose new waste facility in Newark, citing history of environmental exploitation
Newark Patch

Essex County has partnered with clergy in county’s communities of colors to encourage COVID-19 vaccination
Essex County

Approximately 6% of Essex County’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

9 in 10 eligible workers at The Record, NorthJersey.com have vote to form a union, seeking voluntary recognition from parent company Gannett
Montclair Patch


Other News


100 N.J. teachers signed a letter to Murphy, legislative leaders demanding economic relief for state’s undocumented immigrants, who have been largely left out of recent aid packages
Montclair Patch

School districts across N.J. have written Murphy asking for staff COVID-19 vaccine prioritization
Princeton Patch

New N.J. law now requires municipalities to consider effects of climate change in master plans
NJ Spotlight

COVID-19 vaccination hotline users in N.J. are reporting having trouble making appointments
NJ.com

N.J. COVID-19 vaccine call center suspends booking appointments, to re-train 250 agents due to recurring errors
NorthJersey.com

Murphy quarantining out of “abundance of caution” after family members tests positive for COVID-19
Parsippany Patch

Erosion due to winter storms has turned some N.J. beaches into cliffs as Army Corps of Engineers reviews request for emergency reconstruction aid
Associated Press