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Murphy announces new COVID-19 distancing guidelines for N.J. schools: 3 feet for elementary schools, middle and high schools should continue 6-foot standard unless community transmission rate is low
Governor Phil Murphy

Bloomfield school board plans COVID-19 vaccination program for school staff, Juneteenth event
Bloomfield School District

The rate of new COVID-19 cases in N.J. is rising as latest federal data shows high rates of community transmission in all 21 counties

Support program for fathers launches in Essex County, will provide parenting coaching, employment training and support
Essex News Daily

Local News

Bloomfield’s Second Ward community meeting is tonight on Zoom
Councilman Nick Joanow

Bloomfield High School ESL students participate in digital storytelling exhibition
Essex News Daily

Bloomfield College hosting discussion for women’s history month on how women can succeed in their careers Mar. 25
Bloomfield College

Bloomfield College student Siani Smith wins national intercollegiate broadcasting award, two others finalists
Essex News Daily

Good Bottle Refill Shop opens in Montclair, allows customers to refill household cleaners, some personal care items
Montclair Center

Montclair community raises more than $32k for local man with life-threatening COVID-19 diagnosis
Montclair Local

West Orange town council passed a resolution in support of Medicare for All Act introduced in Congress
Insider NJ

Newark launches equitable vaccine initiative to provide pop-up COVID-19 vaccination sites in underserved communities
NJ Spotlight News

Four UFO sightings were reported in Essex County last year, 138 in N.J.
Montclair Patch

Essex County asks federal delegation, N.J. governor to allocate more COVID-19 vaccine does to county’s inoculation program
Essex County

Other News

Vigil planned Mar. 27 at Central Jersey prison where guards abused women
People’s Organization for Progress

At least 7 COVID-19 variants are circulating in N.J. but testing is lagging, leading officials to continue urging social distancing, face covering
NJ Spotlight News

N.J. to begin publishing hate crime statistics more frequently in effort to address increase in biased harassment, discrimination incidents in the state

Report from bi-state anti-corruption agency identifies persistent mob ties, corruption, institutionalized bias at N.J., N.Y. ports