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Last night’s Third Ward Bloomfield community meeting discussed pedestrian safety, policing, redevelopment
Township of Bloomfield

N.J. will double private gathering limits, allow 50% capacity in state’s bars, restaurants, fitness studios and recreation facilities beginning Mar. 19
Bridgewater Patch

The pandemic is disproportionately impacting N.J.’s Latino population, with some of state’s Hispanic communities experiencing double their annual death rates last year

Latest federal pandemic relief bill will deliver $1,400 check to most, expand child tax credit, invest hundreds of billions in schools, public infrastructure
Rumson-Fair Haven Patch

Local News

Need help getting a vaccine appointment? Here’s a thread of helpful websites and resources
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield’s Pure Love Pies seeking baking assistant
Pure Love Pies

Bloomfield College partners with Montclair YMCA to launch eSport league pilot program for middle and high school students, registration ends Apr. 1

Bloomfield resident launches Facebook page for those seeking to join informal run club
Bloomfield Running Club

Bloomfield Pulse, local Facebook group providing news and info, celebrates 7-year anniversary
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield recreation’s softball league accepting registrations for players grades 3-8 until Mar. 26
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Glen Ridge, Bloomfield little leagues merge, seek sponsors for “biggest season in a decade”
Bloomfield Little League

Montclair State University’s radio named best in nation at annual awards ceremony for collegiate broadcasters

Montclair NAACP working on education equity issues, COVID-19 vaccine outreach, housing and food access amid pandemic

Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair receives $65k donation from NYC-based investment bank
Human Needs Food Pantry

Other News

COVID-19 variant from South Africa is now among 145 variants identified in N.J., according to state’s health commissioner
Cinnaminson Patch

N.J. doesn’t know how many healthcare workers have died from COVID-19

Only half of state’s long-term care workforce has received COVID-19 vaccination, raising concerns about ongoing vulnerability of nursing home residents

A timeline of the controversies facing N.Y.’s governor, including under-reporting pandemic deaths and sexual misconduct allegations