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Bloomfield’s Third Ward Councilwoman Sarah Cruz and Mayor Michael Venezia to host virtual community meeting Mar. 10
Township of Bloomfield

Tonight’s virtual Bloomfield town council meeting includes review of outdoor dining, budget actions, closed session reviewing land acquisition
Bloomfield Pulse

CDC says people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 don’t need to wear masks or social distance if they’re visiting with other vaccinated or low-risk individuals indoors

With pandemic’s anniversary, a chronicle of N.J.’s response highlights is successes and ongoing challenges

Local News

Watsessing HSA to meet today, Mar. 8
Watsessing Home and School Association

Pizzanada hosting fundraiser with Fairview HSA Mar. 8-10
Fairview Home and School Association

Matriarch of family who has owned J.T. Murdoch Shoes in Bloomfield for more than 100 hundred years died last week
J.T. Murdoch Shoes

COVID-19: Bloomfield confirmed cumulative cases rise to 4,283, deaths to 101 as of Mar. 7
Essex County

Real estate developer who purchased Montclair’s Lackawanna Plaza to join town councilor for virtual public discussion of plans for site’s redevelopment on Mar. 9
Montclair Patch

Deal with real estate developer in West Orange would see new public library constructed
West Orange Patch

Seton Hall University in South Orange plans return to in-person classes in fall
TAPinto Bloomfield

This week’s Essex County food distribution will be Mar. 11 in West Orange
Essex County

Week of virtual activities planned by North Jersey DSA chapter begins today, includes film screening, meetings on environmental protection, mutual aid, defunding police
North NJ Democratic Socialists of America

Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair seeks donations of brand-new underwear
Human Needs Food Pantry

Essex County rolls out Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine with pop up clinic in Branch Brook Party for Newark’s senior residents and underserved communities
TAPinto Newark

Other News

Amtrak receives funding to begin preparing for construction of new Hudson River Tunnel

Connecticut plans to lift all pandemic capacity limits for restaurants, stores, salons offices, recreation facilities, and houses of worship in act Mar. 19

Boeing Max, aircraft known for recent safety issues, makes emergency landing in Newark after pilots notice possible problem with engine pressure indicator
Associated Press