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Bloomfield’s First Ward community meeting is tonight on Zoom
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield to receive more than $1m from federal government to support low- and moderate-income residents

Murphy signs law requiring age-appropriate lessons on diversity, equity, and inclusion in grades K-12 in N.J.

N.J. has vaccinated 15% of state’s residents against COVID-19, need 4m more innoculations to reach mid year goal of 70%
Basking Ridge

Local News

Bloomfield community gardens seeking gardeners for upcoming season
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield High School music parents association hosting car magnet sale to raise funds for $1k for scholarships for graduating seniors
Music Parents Association of BHS

Retiring Bloomfield township administrator Matthew Watkins pens retirement letter
Bloomfield Pulse

Universal Technical Institute campus in Bloomfield to begin offering welding technician program
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield health department receives reaccreditation from state, qualifying for additional grants and funding
TAPinto Bloomfield

Recently retired Bloomfield police office Benny Christiano died from COVID-19 this week as community’s confirmed pandemic deaths reach triple digits
Bloomfield Patch

Toni’s Kitchen in Montclair seeks warm outwear donations for local residents
Toni’s Kitchen

Montclair preschools adapted to pandemic through health screenings, social distancing, sharing circles to help children express emotions
TAPinto Montclair

Human Needs Food Pantry seeking donations of baby diapers sizes 4-6
Human Needs Food Pantry

Clara Maass Medical Center appoints new chief medical officer
Clara Maass Medical Center

Community cat welfare organization hosting trap, neuter, return workshop Mar. 6

Other News

Murphy says he won’t sign bill to eliminate historically racist mandatory minimum sentencing rules, citing corrupting protections for public officials
Politico New Jersey

Johnson & Johnson to partner with drugmaker Merck to meet 100m vaccine dose deadline
The Washington Post

More than 500k N.J. homes, 91k businesses face utility shut-offs in the next few weeks if state’s moratorium on shut-offs amid pandemic is not extended
NJ Spotlight News