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Newark Land Bank launches, program seeks to avoid speculative development, give small developers, local residents chance to redevelop properties
TAPinto Newark

Real estate developments and the public projects they fund in Bloomfield were discussed at last night’s First Ward community meeting
Township of Bloomfield

11 new medical conditions added to upcoming expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility including asthma, high blood pressure or body mass index

Essex County received 2k doses of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine, will be used for mobile vaccination program aimed at underserved populations
Livingston Patch

Local News

Food pantry at Park United Methodist Church in Bloomfield is open weekly on Thursday evenings
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

The Den at Bloomfield High School has a parent/caregiver mental health support group, next meeting is Mar. 6
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Community fundraising for funeral expenses for family of retired Bloomfield police officer who died from COVID-19

Fairview HSA plans kids’ virtual paint night Apr. 2, accepting registrations through Mar. 24
Fairview Home and School Association

Six Bloomfield firefighters are taking a management course to improve their incident and personnel management skills

Toni’s Kitchen food pantry in Montclair launches mobile cafe offering free on-the-go meals, coffee, take-home microwaveable meals
Toni’s Kitchen

Recycling pick-up in Montclair continues to be suspended after a COVID-19 outbreak with hundreds lining up to deposit recycling Wednesday
Montclair Local

Newark’s housing stock isn’t meeting the needs of its residents as report identifies 15k+ unit gap in affordable housing availability
TAPinto Newark

Local social justice coalition to hold demonstration Mar. 6 in Newark to demand release of detained immigrants in Essex, Bergen, Hudson county jails
Newark Patch

Other News

N.J. to increase capacity of wedding receptions to 35% Mar. 6, allow sleepaway camps this summer
TAPinto Bloomfield

Port Authority airports, PATH continue to see extended decreases in passengers but area port traffic has increased
Newark Patch

Ban on utility shut-offs amid pandemic extended in N.J.
Asbury Park Press

N.J. unemployment benefit recipients approaching one-year mark won’t need to file a new claim, should continue certifying for weekly benefits