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Bloomfield recreation is hosting a fundraiser for its financial assistance fund with Town Pub on Apr. 28
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Federal COVID-19 vaccine site in Newark vaccinated 42k people in its first week but city’s residents remain underrepresented among vaccinated
NJ Spotlight News

N.J. agrees to federal oversight after allegations of physical and sexual abuse at state’s only prison for women

Murphy says N.J.’s latest COVID-19 wave will peak between late April and mid-May with new daily cases between 4k and 8k, depending on vaccination rates, variants, community spread
Bridgewater Patch

Local News

COVID-19: Bloomfield confirmed cumulative cases rise to 4,995, deaths to 116 as of Apr. 9
Essex County

Bloomfield College hosting scholarship drive Apr. 22
Bloomfield College

Late-Bloomfield councilman Gary Iacobacci to be recognized with a proclamation at Apr. 26 town council meeting
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield-area Rite Aid and CVS pharmacies are providing COVID-19 vaccinations
Moorestown Patch

The Gap store in Upper Montclair will close Apr. 23
Montclair Local

Essex County officials partnered with Latino clergy members to promote COVID-19 vaccination
TAPinto Newark

Other News

Murphy signs bill providing $15b in federal pandemic aid to arts and cultural venues in N.J. in addition to $16m earmarked for shuttered entertainment venues

International beach cleanup day included Jersey Shore, where volunteers removed 1k masks, gloves from beaches in sign of new patterns of pollution tied to pandemic
Associated Press

N.J. billionaires saw wealth grow by hundreds of millions of dollars in 2020 despite pandemic
Mahwah Patch

N.J. governor, first lady to get COVID-19 vaccine
Bridgewater Patch