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Up to 6 inches of snow and sleet forecast for Essex County beginning Thursday morning, officials warn of ice accumulations on roads
Point Pleasant Patch

Bloomfield’s free COVID-19 testing at Watsessing Elementary now available three days per week, pre-registration and walk-ups welcome
Township of Bloomfield

The average property tax bill in Bloomfield is nearly $11k, top 25th percentile in N.J. but saw among the lowest year-to-year increases in 2021
Bloomfield Patch

Essex County has given the first COVID-19 dose to more than 58k people, 19k fully immunized
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.


Local News


Bloomfield Toastmasters public speaking group to meet virtually tomorrow, Feb. 18
Bloomfield Toastmasters

Bloomfield High School announces honors for hundreds of students in second parking period
Bloomfield High School

Van Tassel Funeral Home in Bloomfield published a pre-planning and bereavement guide
Van Tassel Funeral Home

Belleville used $250k in pandemic relief to upgrade its police communication center
Belleville-Nutley Patch

Montclair, Glen Ridge residents can sign up for donation pickups from Toni’s Kitchen
Toni’s Kitchen

Clifton youth lacrosse league opens registration for 2021 season, waives registration fees
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Newark mayor appoints Brian O’Hara, 20-year veteran of city’s historically troubled police force, to lead city’s police, fire, emergency management departments
TAPinto Newark

Area chef competing in Bon Appetit Magazine’s Favorite Chef contest, seeks community support
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Watch Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill’s webinar for small businesses applying for the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program
Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill

Two area youth soccer leagues are partnering to expand programs into N.J. urban communities
Newark Patch


Other News


N.J. attorney general investigating Paterson police officers who allegedly beat 19-year old without provocation
NorthJersey.com

N.J. dedicates more than $130 to clean transportation initiatives focused on reducing emissions from trucks, buses, cars, and port and industrial areas
TAPinto Camden

Researchers say PATH, NYC subway air contains toxins linked asthma, lung and heart problems
Gothamist

Trump Plaza Casino in Atlantic City was imploded today, clearing way for site’s redevelopment
Galloway Patch

NYC subways will start running for 22 hours per day after overnight service shutdown in May 2020 amid pandemic
Gothamist