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Bloomfield plans walk and bike event series beginning Apr. 18
Bloomfield Public Safety

How Newark’s community-based violence prevention program works by treating crime as a public health issue

Murphy signs early in-person voting bill into law, allowing in-person voting up to 10 days before elections
Associated Press

N.J. extends healthcare enrollment to May 15 with additional federal funding extending subsidies to all households regardless of income

Local News

Found a kitten on the street in Bloomfield? Here’s what you need to know.

Bella Napoli hosting fundraiser Mar. 31 for Bloomfield High School class of 2021
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield ice cream shop Kreme & Krumbs to reopen for season Apr. 10

Bloomfield library’s journaling group meetup is tonight, Mar. 30
Bloomfield Public Library

Montclair elementary schools set to reopen for hybrid learning Apr. 12 following COVID-19 safety walkthroughs, new state guidelines
Montclair Local

Montclair State University expects return to in-person classes this fall
Montclair State University

Virtual presentation on Essex-Hudson Greenway planned Mar. 31
NJ Bike & Walk Coalition

Newark social justice leader Larry Hamm, founder of People’s Organization for Progress, marks 50 years of activism
Newark Patch

Actress Rosario Dawson, girlfriend of Newark resident and U.S. Senator Cory Booker, got her first COVID-19 vaccine in Newark last week

Essex County’s Apr. 1 food distribution will be at Branch Brook Park, include frozen turkeys
Essex County

Booked a date for a COVID-19 vaccine shot with Essex County but didn’t get a time slot? They’ll email you a few days beforehand.
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Other News

N.J. to ease pandemic restrictions for outdoor gatherings to 200 people as of Friday, Apr. 2, some entertainment venues to see indoor capacity limits eased, too

Study shows average pandemic learning loss for K-12 students in N.J. is at least 30 percent, up to 50 percent for Black students

Biden administration to approve new offshore wind farm development between N.J. coast and Long Island, N.Y.
NJ Spotlight News