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Brookdale Park fireworks and concert rescheduled for July 16
TAPinto Bloomfield

Newark officials presented plans to turn infamous 1st Precinct police headquarters into museum, violence prevention and trauma recovery center as part of public safety reform effort
TAPinto Newark

N.J. announces launch of free app “Docket” to provide electronic access to COVID vaccination records to residents

FDA adds warning about rare neurological reaction tied to J&J COVID-19 vaccine after 100 people in 13m report reaction, mostly men over 50
Associated Press

After inclement weather last week, Bloomfield Center Cruise Nights car show continues tonight, Wednesday through July
Bloomfield Center Alliance

You should still get tested for COVID even if you think it’s just a cold because the Delta variant has wider range of symptoms

N.J. officials advise residents to report sightings of sick birds, remove or clean bird feeders if sick or dead birds appear on property as unknown disease affecting songbirds on the East Coast
Hoboken Patch

N.J. Supreme Court rules implicit racial bias played role in jury selection for man convicted of murder, orders new trial, sets additional safeguards against biased jury selection

Local News

Free COVID vaccine clinic with one-dose J&J vaccine will be held July 16 at Bloomfield’s Church on the Green
Bloomfield Health and Human Services

Want to host a garage sale in Bloomfield? Here’s what you need to know
Bloomfield Pulse

Need to throw away an old air conditioner in Bloomfield? Call the department of public works to arrange a pickup
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

69% of Bloomfield residents over 18 are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, 57% of all residents as of July 12
State of New Jersey

Bloomfield’s Boy Scout Troop 22 refurbished the gazebo in Brookside Park over the weekend
Bloomfield Pulse

ICYMI: Meet Imani Oakley, the Essex County organizer running against incumbent Donald Payne Jr. in the Democratic primary for NJ-10
Montclair Patch

8.7% of working people in Essex County were unemployed as of May, higher than state average of 6.9%
Bloomfield Patch

N.J. officials say they’re exploring options to finance Essex-Hudson Greenway as advocates worry about missing January purchase deadline

July 16 virtual event on animal advocacy to include local, national animal welfare leaders

Bloomfield Community Gardens donated 55 lbs of locally-grown produce to local food pantries this week
Bloomfield Community Gardens

Bloomfield resident Robert Huiracocha died in a motorcycle crash near Newark airport one month after purchasing motorcycle, family seeks eye witnesses

Montclair council passes resolution in favor of permanent skate park, setting path to pursue grant funding for construction
Montclair Local

NJPAC starts its outdoor summer concert series July 15, will run through Aug. 26 with performances from a variety of genres

Moonlight Cinema, Newark drive-in movie theater, to reopens for its second summer season at new location
Newark Patch

Community members gathered to commemorate 54 years since Newark rebellion Monday, called for ongoing furthering civilian-police oversight
News 12

Millburn police are launching internal investigation into officer handling of white woman who harassed Black shopper at Short Hills mall over the weekend

How to talk to your children about the news
Montclair State University on Montclair Patch

Volunteering opportunities in Essex County for summer 2021
The Montclair Girl

Other News

N.J. officials are asking residents to kill any spotted lanternflies they see as invasive insect causing damage to ecosystem
Toms River Patch

Murphy to consider new CDC guidelines for all unvaccinated teachers, staff, students to wear mask indoors, practice social distancing in schools after N.J. lifted its fall mask mandate two weeks ago

Delta variant of COVID-19 is now the predominant strain in N.J. as officials continue to call on residents go get vaccinated to reduce chance of illness, hospitalization

Colds and other common viruses are seeing a resurgence in N.J. amid loosened pandemic restrictions

Citing new evidence, N.J. attorney general’s office drops murder charges for man who spent 16 years in prison after review by new conviction review unit

Need to check your eligibility for the federal child tax credit advance? Here’s a tool from the IRS

N.J. has dismissed the first 88k of 360k marijuana convictions identified for expungement under cannabis legalization law

Jersey City mayor: residents are concerned about building maintenance following Florida condo collapse so city is moving to require inspections
NJ Spotlight News

Updated Pfizer COVID vaccine is already in production as company’s booster shot proposal receives cold reception by federal regulators
NJ Spotlight News