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Need to Know

FEMA begins accepting applications for assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses Apr. 12
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Bloomfield residents who are disabled or 60+ can sign up for free transportation to get a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine by calling the township Tuesday morning, Apr. 13
Bloomfield Information Project

Bloomfield schools begin hybrid schedule Apr. 12 in anticipation of return to schools for hybrid learning Apr. 19
Bloomfield School District

N.J.’s COVID-19 infection rates in continues to be one of highest in the country as Murphy expects face covering, social distancing rules to persist through Memorial Day

Local News

Apr. 12 Bloomfield town council meeting will review snow removal streets, outdoor dining, pandemic memorial, consider resolution opposing new N.J. natural gas pipeline
Bloomfield Pulse

Community garden plots are still available at the Oakeside cultural center as it opens its 2021 growing season
Oakeside Cultural Center

50 local artists are being showcased in Bloomfield’s first open-air art gallery displayed on banners lining Broad St near the library
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Demarest HSA meets tonight, Apr. 12
Demarest Home and School Association

COVID-19: Bloomfield’s confirmed cumulative cases rises to 5,409, deaths to 116 as of Apr. 12
Essex County

Are you pregnant or a new mom? You can get free dental care for one year for yourself and ongoing care for your children by attending a local health and wellness program
KinderSmile Foundation

Dealing with long-term symptoms from COVID-19? A support group meets Tuesdays
Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris

Newark schools opened for hybrid learning Apr. 12 with COVID-19 testing, other pandemic safety precautions in place
Newark Patch

This week’s Essex County food distribution is Apr. 15 in Weequahic Park in Newark
Essex County

Essex County’s 5,200 cherry blossoms in Branch Brook Park are in full bloom, a display larger than the one in Washington, D.C.
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.

Other News

Murphy signs bill providing $35m in federal aid to N.J. restaurants to be distributed through state’s economic development authority
Mendham-Chester Patch

N.J. official in charge of overseeing state’s prisons resigns following allegations of abuse of inmates at N.J.’s only prison for women
NJ Spotlight News

1 in 4 recent COVID-19 infections in N.J. is linked to coronavirus variants with origins in U.K. and N.Y.
NJ Spotlight News