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Bloomfield residents 16-18 can request an application for the township’s summer youth employment program by Apr. 7
Bloomfield Information Project

Bloomfield schools will begin hybrid instruction schedules Apr. 12, bring pre-K-6 students back to classrooms Apr. 19
TAPinto Bloomfield

Racial disparities in COVID-19 vaccination in N.J. continue, driven by inadequate registration system, vaccine shortages, mistrust in medical establishment
NorthJersey.com

N.J. will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all people over 16 on Apr. 19, 12 days ahead May 1 federal deadline
Montclair Patch

Bloomfield Educational Foundations awards $56k in scholarships to 25 Bloomfield High School graduating seniors
TAPinto Bloomfield

Local fundraiser seeks to purchase Montclair-Bloomfield CSA shares that will deliver 24 weeks of locally sourced produce to Toni’s Kitchen food pantry
GoFundMe

Sewage being tested for COVID-19 in Bergen County show viral levels similar to last fall, signaling potential spike in cases in North Jersey
NJ.com

N.J. is one of five states driving nearly half of new COVID-19 infections in the U.S. as weekly as state hopes vaccine campaign will outpace variants, pandemic fatigue
NJ.com


Local News


Bloomfield’s Aldi grocery store closes for renovations until June
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield’s Hot Bagels Abroad is hiring
Hot Bagels Abroad

Bloomfield High School girls’ wrestling is sending three student-athletes to state championship
TAPinto Bloomfield

Campaign will canvas in Newark in opposition to ICE operations Apr. 11
North N.J. Democratic Socialists of America

The federal COVID-19 vaccination site in Newark was established to increase vaccine access for vulnerable communities in Essex, Passaic, Hudson, and Union counties
Newark Patch

Applications have open for Newark-area businesses and institutions to receive vouchers to purchase medium-duty zero emission vehicles
N.J. Economic Development Authority

NJ Transit to host virtual meetings Apr. 8 to get community input on improvements to area bus lines
NJ Transit

7 independent bookstores in Essex County
The Montclair Girl

Bloomfield among Essex County municipalities ranking in the state’s top 100 COVID-19 impacted communities, according to Rutgers report
Princeton Patch

Bloomfield volunteer firefighter Joe Mesuk wins 2020 John Orne Award after 30 years of service
Bloomfield Public Safety

Bloomfield to host shredding event May 8 in Pulaski Park
Bloomfield Public Works and Park Maintenance

Apr. 11 is the last day to register for Toni’s Kitchen to pick up a food donation from your door on Apr. 18
Toni’s Kitchen

A warehouse operations job is available in Newark
Express Employment Professionals

Full bloom of Branch Brook Park’s cherry blossoms begins Apr. 9
Branch Brook Park Alliance

Apr. 24 virtual run-walk planned to raise money for people with autism and Down syndrome
Arc of Essex County

West Orange partners with Montclair State University nursing school to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound residents
West Orange Patch

Three quarters of N.J. MVC business has been moved online as East Orange, other offices continue to see closures due to COVID-19
Bridgewater Patch

First of 25 new diesel-electric locomotives was unveiled by NJ Transit in Newark on Tuesday
TAPinto Newark


Other News


N.J. residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer have to self-quarantine after traveling within the U.S.
West Orange Patch

N.J. launches searchable site of police use-of-force data from Oct. 2020 to Feb. 2021 amid ongoing police accountability reforms
Associated Press

N.J. plans to increase access to healthcare for 90k uninsured children by eliminating waiting periods, waiving premiums for state children’s public insurance plan
Mendham-Chester Patch

Rutgers University Foundation will change the titles used by members of its governing board from “overseer” to “director” to remove racist connotations
TAPinto

U.S. Supreme Court asks Justice Department to review N.J.’s attempt to leave federal commission overseeing region’s shipping following report identifying corruption, mob ties at area ports
NJ.com

N.J. environmental authorities are working to identify the bacteria they think is killing fish in North Jersey waterways
U.S. News

N.J. women’s prison guards will begin wearing body cams following years of abuse allegations
NJ.com

N.J.’s national women’s soccer league Sky Blue FC rebrands as NJ/NY Gotham FC
Sports Illustrated

Pastor seeking N.J. GOP gubernatorial nomination bought a $1.6m, six-acre home through his church, lives there tax free
Politico New Jersey