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Drop off unwanted prescription drugs at the drug mailbox in the Bloomfield police station tomorrow for national drug take back day
Bloomfield Public Safety

Essex County plans to expand revenue from prisons with $11.3m contract to house people incarcerated by Union County
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.

COVID-19 infections after vaccination in N.J. is extremely rare with most occurring in those who have only received their first dose

Risk of COVID-19 transmission remains high in most of N.J. as Murphy plans incremental easing of pandemic restrictions
Gloucester Township Patch

Local News

ICYMI: Pickup free pin oak and flowering dogwood saplings will tomorrow in the Bloomfield library courtyard
Bloomfield Open Space Trust Fund

Bloomfield to renovate Foley Field tennis courts, add pickleball courts in project funded by grants for open space, community development
Bloomfield Recreation

COVID-19: Bloomfield’s confirmed cumulative cases rise to 5,259, deaths remain at 118 as of Apr. 22
Essex County

Bloomfield will be flushing fire hydrants along Broad St and Sylvan Road on Apr. 23
Township of Bloomfield

Anthony’s Cheesecake is hosting a fundraiser Apr. 24 for Bloomfield High School’s class of 2021
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Local music teacher offering free webinars on the basics of keyboard and ukulele Apr. 24
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Fairview HSA launches pop-up apparel store through May 10
Fairview Home and School Association

Bloomfield College raised $44k in donations for its scholarship fund
Bloomfield College Alumni Association

Montclair’s Watchung Booksellers will celebrate 30th anniversary on Apr. 24, Independent Bookstore Day

Essex County’s COVID-19 testing sites for Apr. 27 to May 1 include Newark, West Orange
Essex County

Last two phases of South Orange-Maplewood school district’s return to in-person learning will see all students back in classrooms by early May
Maplewood Patch

Other News

Day programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can reopen
NJ Spotlight News

Murphy proposes broad plan for making N.J. more resilient to climate change

The bones of Black children killed by a police bombing in Philadelphia were used in a Princeton University anthropology course
The Guardian