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Bloomfield continues taking calls for COVID-19 vaccine transportation requests from elders and people with disabilities Monday and Tuesday mornings
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield’s pre-K-6 public school students begin return to classrooms for hybrid learning today, upperclassmen return to in-person learning still undetermined
TAPinto Bloomfield

Everyone 16 and older in N.J. is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as of Apr. 19

N.J. attorney general ends mandatory minimum sentencing for non-violent drug offenses seeking to address racial disparity in state prisons

Local News

Seed library opens at the Bloomfield Public Library Apr. 19
Bloomfield Public Library

Six Points Pub hosting fundraiser for Watsessing HSA Apr. 20
Watsessing Home and School Association

COVID-19: Bloomfield’s confirmed cumulative cases rise to 5,196, deaths to 118 as of Apr. 19
Essex County

Bloomfield installs no smoking signs in Brookside Park, plans to add signage to other township parks
Bloomfield Health and Human Service Department

Bloomfield Little League opened its 2021 season over the weekend
TAPinto Bloomfield

Kiahna Malloy, owner of Bloomfield’s Kreme and Krumbs ice cream shop, was profiled in Baristanet

Reverend Andrew Onyemaobi returns to Bloomfield to lead St. Valentine Church
Essex News Daily

Bloomfield College undergraduate game design program ranked 12th in the country by Princeton Review
Essex News Daily

Apr. 22 webinar will discuss mental health issues related to COVID-19 for those with school-aged children, adults and elders
Mountainside Medical Center

Newark fund that provides no-interest loans for new homeowners, those seeking to make improvements to their property will see increased payouts
Newark Patch

This week’s Essex County food distribution will be in Independence Park in Newark on Apr. 22
Essex County

Other News

Meteor shower may be visible overnight in N.J. Monday to Friday, with peak in early morning of Apr. 22
Hoboken Patch

New state-level data shows less than 1% of N.J. officers accounted for nearly one-fifth of all reported force used by police in N.J. from October to February

N.J. state police have seen the number of qualified job applicants drop by as much as 90% in the last year