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N.J. launches COVID-19 vaccine finder listing all locations offering inoculations in the state
State of New Jersey

Bloomfield students receiving free meals will be able to pick them up at the high school during spring break, Apr. 6-9
Bloomfield School District

New federal vaccination site opened at NJIT in Newark, will remain open for several months, support 42k vaccinations weekly
Newark Patch

N.J.’s third COVID-19 wave is being driven by infections among people under 60 years old, expected peak is Apr. 18 with more than 5k new daily cases
Gothamist

Bloomfield community meeting reviewed disproportionate impact on women amid pandemic
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield recreation’s spring programs begin Apr. 12, registration still open for sports, fitness, art, gaming, and language classes
Bloomfield Pulse

Essex County’s 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival will be virtual, feature run, arts and culture presentations, self-guided tour, tree planting campaign
Essex County

Federal COVID-19 vaccination facility in Newark accepting walk-ups, more info on state’s website – not county
Governor Phil Murphy


Local News


Bloomfield police will increase enforcement of distracted driving rules during April
Bloomfield Public Safety

Bloomfield schools’ tech help desk will be closed beginning Apr. 2 for spring break, reopen Apr. 12 with new hours
Bloomfield School District

Bloomfield High School student Danny Nichol named to North Jersey’s Paul Robeson all-star high school football classic
TAPinto Bloomfield

Local animal welfare organization hosting pet food drive Apr. 3-4 to support Montclair, Bloomfield food pantries
CPAW NJ

A new pizzeria opened on Orange St in Montclair
The Montclair Girl

Former Hoffmann-La Roche site on Route 3 at Nutley-Clifton border expects 5,500 employees by end of year, has its own power plant
Belleville Patch

New Newark police LGBTQ community liaison will plan events, monitor police response to bias incidents, create support services for LGBTQ officers
TAPinto

Newark’s United Community Corp will run a spring break camp for Newark public students next week
NJ.com

14% of Essex County’s residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Mar. 30
NorthJersey.com

Montclair plans to outfit all of its police officers in body cameras to meet June 1 state deadline
Montclair Local

Bloomfield Little League seeks volunteers
Bloomfield Little League

COVID-19: Bloomfield’s confirmed cumulative cases reach 4,867, deaths recalculated down to 114 as of Apr. 2
Essex County

Bloomfield High School wrestler Zachary Andruchowitz wins 100th match
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield police participated in the funeral of a former detective who died this week
Bloomfield Public Safety

Former Bloomfield administrator Ted Ehrenburg died Tuesday
TAPinto Bloomfield

South Orange-Maplewood schools, teachers’ union secure thousands of COVID-19 vaccinations in anticipation of phased return to in-person learning Apr. 19
Maplewood Patch

Protest planned Apr. 3 in Newark to in support of downtown mosque sold without notice
Northern N.J. Democratic Socialists of America

Newark residents can get a free Lyft ride to get their COVID-19 vaccine
City of Newark

Owners of Akwaaba, Black-owned art gallery in Newark, are crowdfunding to keep the West Ward art hub open amid pandemic
Newark Patch

Essex County’s COVID-19 testing sites for Apr. 6-10 include Newark, Cedar Grove
Essex County

Assessment finds Essex County residents were more vulnerable to virus due to health and wealth disparities
NJ Spotlight News


Other News


N.J. to see increased supply of COVID-19 vaccines next week but Johnson & Johnson supply chain issue may reduce growth in vaccine availability
NorthJersey.com

New federal infrastructure plan could see Amtrak service expansion, new routes throughout Northeast
Democrat & Chronicle

N.J. will support a Rutgers University team studying coastal marshes, estuaries, bays in the state to propose climate change preparedness projects
Associated Press

Number of school districts in N.J. fully in-person amid pandemic reaches new high of 148 as of Mar. 29, 535 districts were hybrid and 85 still all-remote
NJ.com

A member of the Oathkeepers, an extremist anti-government group, is running to become a N.J. state assemblyman representing parts of Bergen County
Politico New Jersey

Oklahoma company asks federal regulators for more time to build natural gas pipeline that would carry fuel from P.A. to N.Y. through Raritan Bay
Associated Press