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Virtual Bloomfield town council, civil rights commission event on Mar. 31 will discuss disproportionate impact of pandemic on women in the workforce
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield kindergarten registration opens Mar. 29 for upcoming school year
Bloomfield School District

Announcing expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, Murphy says increasing federal vaccine supply will grow to meet demand over the next few months

N.J. teachers, schools on board with Murphy’s directive for full return to in-person learning for upcoming school year

Local News

COVID-19: Bloomfield confirmed cumulative cases rises to 4,744, deaths to 115 as of Mar. 29
Essex County

Bloomfield resident Viviana Litovsky contributed to N.J.’s new mental health guidebook for educators, schools, parents and caregivers amid pandemic
Essex News Daily

Bloomfield public school pre-k offerings: half days at-cost with tiers for low-income families, full day Trans K available, special education students can attend for free
Bloomfield School District

John’s Deli in Bloomfield hosting fundraiser for Demarest Elementary School’s class of 2021 Mar. 29 – Apr. 4
Demarest Home and School Association

Montclair’s Greenleaf Compassion Center medical marijuana dispensary rebrands to Ascend after purchase by national dispensary chain
The Montclair Girl

Interactive art exhibit goes up in Montclair’s Crane Park, will be there for up to six weeks
Montclair Local

Local virtual panel discussion on abolition of U.S. war on drugs is Mar. 30
People’s Organization for Progress

Virtual event will review food, housing, unemployment resources made available in latest federal pandemic relief Mar. 30
Congressman Donald Payne Jr.

Federal pilot program will see new COVID-19 vaccination site at NJIT in Newark, deliver 6k doses daily when fully opened
Newark Patch

Essex County has fully vaccinated 78k people against COVID-19, 46k in line for second dose as of Mar. 28
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.

Other News

A rally against anti-Asian hate speech violence drew more than 700 people in Fort Lee Saturday

Dozens gathered outside N.J.’s Edna Mahan women’s prison in Clinton Saturday to protest abuse of inmates at facility

Murphy signs bill requiring police to notify parents, guardians if children under 18 found with alcohol or cannabis
Mahwah Patch

N.Y. governor, legislature announce final deal to legalize cannabis, bill expected to pass within weeks