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Bloomfield will host one and a half days of budget hearings beginning Tuesday, Feb. 16
Bloomfield Patch

N.J. judge said Montclair schools failed to show their compliance with COVID-19 health and safety standards in initial filing, court hearing set for Mar. 9
TAPinto Montclair

Don’t donate expired food items, says food pantry after receiving 30-year-old box of sugar
Human Needs Food Pantry

Booker, Menendez among 57 U.S. senators who voted to convict Trump Saturday for inciting Jan. 6 Capital attack but impeachment vote fell short of two-thirds majority, leading to acquittal
Newark Patch

Local News

COVID-19: Bloomfield’s cumulative cases rise to 3,945, deaths to 97 as of Feb. 14
Essex County

Bloomfield dental office seeks receptionist
Bloomfield Dental Designs

Alternate side parking in Bloomfield remains suspended until further notice over parking spot shortage due to snow
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield recreation releases second digital Black History Month showcase featuring Black musicians
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Bloomfield library’s virtual fiction book club meets tomorrow, Feb. 16
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield will host a food distribution on Feb. 17 at the Watsessing Ave Firehouse
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Virtual “Know Your Rights” training on Feb. 17 to focus on civil rights during pedestrian and traffic stops, in schools
SOMA Justice

Environmental impact assessment for new Newark airport AirTrain finds potential environmental justice, noise and vibration impacts
Newark Patch

Newark, Irvington, and East Orange Rite Aid stores will offer COVID-19 vaccinations but appointments limited due to supply shortages

Local knitting and storytelling mental health group meets Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. virtually
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

This week’s Essex County food distribution will be Feb. 18 in Newark
Essex County

Other News

Advocates for the rights of people with disabilities say N.J. COVID-19 vaccination plan is not inclusive

There are at least 16 active hate groups in N.J., including white nationalists and neo-Nazis
Mahwah Patch

N.J. to open new COVID-19 vaccination sites for hard-hit communities, with Elizabeth and Paterson among first five
Brick Patch

N.J. police have arrested more than 6k people for minor cannabis possession in the three months since state’s voters approved legalization