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Bloomfield will begin fire hydrant flushing throughout the township Apr. 23
Township of Bloomfield

ICYMI: John Arnold Jr., a Black pastor and former Newark police officer, is running for Essex County sheriff in the Democratic Primary against Armando Fontoura, the county’s longest-serving sheriff
Newark Patch

How N.J. policing has changed since George Floyd’s killing: more bodycams, increased limits on use-of-force, more publicly accessible use-of-force data

Despite declining COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state, N.J. leads country in pandemic deaths, new infections
Asbury Park Patch

Local News

Installation of wheelchair-accessible swing begins in Watsessing Park
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.

Bloomfield fire department leadership, support staff received professional development training this week
Bloomfield Public Safety

New pizza and pasta bar set to open in North Bloomfield in location of former Prime Time Pizza
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Lynnes Subaru in Bloomfield donates $23k to Bloomfield Animal Shelter
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Zachary Andruchowitz is first Bloomfield High School wrestler to win a regional championship in more than a decade
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield High School baseball beat Nutley in their season opener this week
TAPinto Bloomfield

Montclair middle schools set to reopen for hybrid learning May 10
Montclair Local

Here are the little libraries in Bloomfield and Montclair
The Montclair Girl

Plant-based dishes to try at Montclair restaurants
The Montclair Girl

Newark officials and community advocates called for further reforms of policing and public safety in wake of guilty verdict in police killing of George Floyd
TAPinto Newark

Theo, one of Turtle Back Zoo’s three wolves, has died
West Orange Patch

Other News

With 2.6m residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19, demand for vaccinations has dropped for the first time since December as N.J. officials prepare to become more proactive in vaccine outreach

N.J. Supreme Court committee recommends 18 policies to address flood of evictions fillings expected once renter pandemic protections are lifted
Montclair Patch