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Former Montclair High School student, chairman of Essex County Teenage Republicans, charged in connection to Jan. 6 Capitol attack

Construction begins for Newark’s first entirely affordable downtown apartment building, honors history of 1970s anti-racist housing project
TAPinto Newark

Free virtual opioid overdose prevention training Mar. 19 will give naloxone nasal spray to all participants
Township of Bloomfield

N.J. Asian, Pacific Islander communities share worries about being targets of white supremacist violence following Atlanta mass shooting

Local News

Bloomfield Toastmasters public speaking group meeting virtually tonight, Mar. 18
Bloomfield Toastmasters

Bloomfield recreation’s free virtual Zumba series begins Friday, Mar. 19
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Concert in Montclair’s Glenfield Park on Mar. 21 will give away free groceries, masks, toys, period products
YMCA of Montclair

Montclair town council extends moratorium on local rent increases until June 30 as community enters second pandemic year
Montclair Patch

Montclair community members continue calls for equity reforms in town’s police department
Montclair Local

Newark creates pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site for school employees ahead of expected return to classrooms Apr. 12
Chalkbeat Newark

24k Newark schoolchildren will receive 10 books each in area United Way childhood literacy program
TAPinto Newark

Essex County-native Queen Latifah’s CBS show is filming in Nutley

Other News

Murphy extends public health emergency, citing need for furthering COVID-19 vaccination efforts as more than 1m fully inoculated, influx of vaccines expected
Cinnaminson Patch

Murphy signs order ending pandemic prohibition on outdoor interstate youth sports competitions

Proposed N.J. law to give communities more police oversight moves out of committee with supporting testimony from dozens of people

Murphy calls for N.J. schools to begin return to in-person learning but resource gaps remain

A worker lost two fingers in an ice cream wrapping machine in South Jersey as OSHA finds “willful” failure by manufacturing plant to protect employees
Lakewood Patch