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Bloomfield police reminds drivers to stop for pedestrians as students expected to return to township schools next week
Bloomfield Public Safety

Bloomfield’s first community walk of 2021 planned for Apr. 18
Township of Bloomfield

Pfizer CEO predicts need for third COVID-19 vaccine dose within 12 months. annual revaccinations

Women are reporting more side effects from COVID-19 vaccines as clinical trials understudied severity of side effects in women
New York Times

Local News

Fairview HSA plans chalk-art event to welcome returning students by decorating school playground Apr. 18 and 25
Fairview Home and School Association

Bloomfield High School’s Kira Pipkins became first wrestler to win two state titles
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield High School’s National Honor Society members have been restocking the 13 Little Free Libraries in the township
Essex News Daily

Bloomfield resident pursuing MBA at Montclair State University is asking area runners to complete survey for school project
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Brookdale ShopRite donated 6k bottles of water to Bloomfield school district in anticipation of returning to in-person learning for first time since pandemic began
Bloomfield School District

Nine Essex County Schools of Technology students are interning with with the Montclair Community Farm Coalition through a paid youth entrepreneurship program
TAPinto Newark

Protest planned in Newark Apr. 19 over policing killing of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man in Minnesota
People’s Organization for Progress

Newark officials back state legislation to reduce gun violence by improving permitting, increase restrictions on ownership, among other reforms
TAPinto Newark

Local outdoor cat welfare organization plans monthly volunteer meeting Apr. 19

NJPAC in Newark will require proof of COVID-19 vaccine or negative test when it reopens for indoor, in-person performances this summer

Other News

N.J. families of four receiving SNAP benefits will see increase of $95 per month under temporary federal appropriation

Murphy extends public health emergency and associated protections amid pandemic
Brick Patch

Biden administration is seeking to deport two dozen N.J. residents despite pledge to end deportations for undocumented immigrants without criminal records