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Looking to volunteer to help elders sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations? This N.J. group has helped 525 people book appointments in two days
Community contribution on New Jersey Covid Vaccine Info

Bloomfield’s municipal park system is made up of 12 properties totaling 77 acres with more on the way
Bloomfield Pulse

Montclair councilor calls for parties to drop lawsuits over return to in-person learning, citing state’s intention to return students to schools in September
Montclair Local

N.J. officials are expecting all of state’s public schools to have in-person learning in September driven as COVID-19 vaccination campaign moves forward

Local News

Bella Napoli to host fundraiser with Carteret Elementary Mar. 3
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Not sure which Bloomfield ward you live in? Here’s a map
Bloomfield Information Project

Bloomfield public library to host virtual presentation on history of women’s suffrage Mar. 3
Bloomfield Public Library

Purchases of reusable bags at Bloomfield Stop & Shop in March will benefit Bloomfield historical society
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield High School boys’ bowling places first in its division at season’s end, girls’ team placed third
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield’s Kremeandkrumbs ice cream shop to reopen this spring

Aging Well West Orange, town’s senior services program partnered area elders with local teens to write remembrances amid pandemic
West Orange Patch

Newark’s summer youth employment program shares strategy, successes at national youth opportunity forum
TAPinto Newark

Other News

N.J. NAACP’s lawyer says state’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission violates law creating commission as social justice advocates question why none of body’s members are Black men

Research identifies junction of Route 4 and I-95 in Fort Lee as most congested stretch of highway in U.S.

At least 9k N.J. residents experienced homelessness in 2020, with tens of thousands receiving aid

18-year-old from Camden pleads guilty to recruiting fellow neo-Nazis to attack Midwestern synagogues
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Latino groups across the U.S. condemned the CEO of Goya Foods, which is headquartered in N.J., after he repeated illegitimate claims that 2020 presidential election results are disputed
NBC News

Coalition of more than 80 advocacy groups, nonprofits call for permanent closure of 25% of NYC streets to cars