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Venezia, Mundell to hold virtual community meeting Mar. 3 for First Ward residents
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield schools to receive 13% increase in state aid for 2021-2020 budget

COVID-19: Bloomfield cumulative cases rise to 4,116, community sees 100th confirmed pandemic death
Essex County

Essex County garbage incinerator receiving taxpayer subsidies is among largest sources of air pollution in N.J.

Local News

Fairview HSA launch annual chocolate sale fundraiser, ends Mar. 28
Fairview Home and School Association

Bloomfield food truck, music festival planned for May. 14 at St. Thomas the Apostle school
St. Thomas the Apostle School

As state loosens restrictions on houses of worship, Montclair’s churches, mosques, and synagogues are trying to balance community and public health
Montclair Local

The Montclair Girl, local lifestyle publication and sister site of The Hoboken Girl, launches
The Montclair Girl

East Orange community raises $10k for Black Lives Matter mural at Manufacturers Village
West Orange Patch

In South Orange-Maplewood, teachers feel unsafe returning to classrooms in aging buildings without uniform ventilation as small parent, caregiver groups push for in-person learning

Essex County’s COVID-19 testing sites for Mar. 2-6 include Newark, West Orange, Cedar Grove
Essex County

Essex County’s 39th food distribution since pandemic onset happened in Bloomfield Thursday, images show line of cars extending for blocks

Bills in N.J. legislature, Congress supported by local civic rights groups would create reparations task forces to study and propose reparations for slavery in the U.S.
Newark Patch

Democratic Socialists of America North Jersey chapter of hosting general monthly meeting online Feb. 27
Northern N.J. Democratic Socialists of America

CVS in Cedar Grove joins location in West Orange, others throughout the state to offer COVID-19 vaccine

Other News

Reports of a new COVID-19 variant spotted in NYC is not cause for concern, officials say

NYC MTA faces classes action lawsuit with more than 500k plaintiffs saying they’ve been excluded from subway system due to lack of accessibility

Delaware River Basin Commission prohibits fracking for fossil fuels in 13.5k square mile area of N.J., N.Y., P.A., and D.E., adding additional protections to region’s water supply
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Planned expansion of New York’s Penn Station would see majority of new platforms dedicated to NJ Transit trains