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Rise medical cannabis dispensary in Bloomfield receives approval to open retail arm from township
Bloomfield Information Project

Murphy signs law protecting right to an abortion in N.J. as reproductive rights advocates worry U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority might overturn case law precedent
NJ Spotlight News

Murphy delays vote, calls for further review of fossil fuel power plant in Newark intended to backup regional sewage treatment plant after advocates call attention to impact on air pollution in area with already poor air quality, high asthma rates

N.J. adopts new CDC recommendations for students, school staff who test positive for COVID, will no longer be required to have a negative test before returning to school after 5 day quarantine if no longer symptomatic

Local News

Demarest HSA seeks volunteers for board positions, special events, class parent representatives
Demarest Home and School Association

So Juicy Hibachi restaurant opened Jan. 1 at 24 Broad Street in Bloomfield
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Lucky Star, Chinese restaurant on Broad St in Bloomfield, closed permanently
Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield historical society offers individual, couple, student, and organizational memberships to support its historical preservation work
Historical Society of Bloomfield

Bloomfield animal shelter has two sibling cats for foster-to-adopt
Bloomfield Animal Shelter

Co-working space Small Officer opens at 299 Glenwood Ave in Bloomfield Center offering desks, private offices, conference room for rent
Small Officer

Montclair farmers market continues through winter Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm at 86 Walnut St
Montclair Farmers Market

Montclair’s Vanguard theater to host play “Into the Woods” Jan. 15-16, 21-23 after delaying opening one week due to COVID spread

Branch Brook Park Alliance is hiring a full-time park conservancy program director, seasonal gardeners, landscapers
Branch Brook Park Alliance

Other News

New federal rules will require health insurers to cover the full cost of up to eight at-home COVID tests monthly beginning Jan. 15

U.S. military medical units will arrive in N.J., five other states next week to help with surge of COVID hospitalizations, staffing shortages tied to Omicron variant
New Jersey Monitor

N.J. launches application portal for home bakers who want to sell their goods
State of New Jersey

N.J. attorney general investigating police killing of Paterson man in December