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Bloomfield residents circulate petition for Representatives Donald Payne, Mikie Sherrill to consider federal support for drain system improvements after Hurricane Ida caused severe flooding in southern Bloomfield
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Montclair extends indoor mask mandate to Mar. 31 as COVID transmission remains high, creates exceptions for indoor fitness, performers at live events
Montclair Local

Rate of new COVID cases among N.J. school staff drops for the first time since October but infections among students continue to rise, with approximately 3 in 100 students confirmed infected in latest data from Jan. 9

COVID transmission rate in N.J. fell below 1.0 Tuesday, indicating decline in virus spread as state sees fourth consecutive day below 20k new infections, lowest daily total since Dec. 29 at 9,073

Local News

Public notice: Bloomfield tax assessment list will be open to the public for inspection in the tax assessor’s office Jan. 21
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield Baseball Association opened registration for their wood bat weeknight league for ages 12-17
Bloomfield Baseball Association

Flag football organization playing at Montclair’s Glenfield Park opens spring 2022 registration for ages 8-16, application closes Feb. 28
TYL NFL Flag Football

Fairview HSA hosting Krispy Kreme donut fundraiser to benefit grade 6 now through Feb. 4
Fairview Home and School Association

Montclair schools sets students, staff COVID quarantine standard to 10 days for positive cases and people in close proximity but no quarantine required for those fully vaccinated and asymptomatic
Montclair Patch

Nutley residents urge officials to continue mask mandate in schools after announcement by school board face masks will be optional for students, staff when state mandate expires Feb. 9
TAPinto Nutley

Essex County expected to receive 2-3 inches of snow from 7 am to noon Thursday

Other News

N.J. schools will now be required to incorporate lessons about history and heritage of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities into school curriculum as state becomes second in U.S. to implement the rule in effort to advance AAPI inclusion amid rise in anti-Asian hate

CDC says N95, KN95 masks provide best protection against spread of COVID Omicron variant with cloth masks providing least protection, especially for long term exposure

COVID hospitalizations in N.J. declined for a sixth consecutive day Monday, with cases among hospital staff continuing decline from peak of 853 seen Jan. 6

MTA to resume most of its full weekday train service this week after staffing shortages tied to latest COVID surge