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COVID: Bloomfield total confirmed cases reach 10,941 with 3 additional deaths reported since Jan. 17, bringing total residents lost to 139 as of Jan. 20
Essex County

N.J. paid out only $6m of its $40m COVID relief fund for undocumented workers, allocated remaining $34 million to other state expenses with only 2,400 of 11,000 applicants receiving funds

N.J. to drop COVID testing option, require full vaccination for healthcare workers by Feb. 28, long term care and prison workers by Mar. 30, booster shot within three weeks of eligibility unless workers have medical or religious exemptions

N.J.’s seven-day average for new positive COVID infections dropped for tenth consecutive day, down 51% from a week ago with 10,072 positive tests reported Jan. 20

Local News

Bloomfield residents Ann Hardy, Ken Kenna, Mark Szep, Ruth Hodson reappointed to historic preservation board overseeing township’s historic district
Township of Bloomfield

Public notice: Owner of 224 Broad St to seek approval from Bloomfield planning board to construct 17 one bedroom garden apartments
Bloomfield Information Project

Public notice: Owner of 336-344 Hoover Avenue to seek approval from Bloomfield zoning board to use the two-story commercial building for manufacturing, storage
Bloomfield Information Project

Bloomfield high school wrestlers Gianna Faura, Kira Pipkins take first place titles, become three-time champions at Bergen County Women Coaches Association Tournament last weekend

Jan. 20 Bloomfield board of health meeting to discuss contracts for medical director, lab testing, nurse practitioner for psychiatric services
Township of Bloomfield

Iris Yoga in Bloomfield’s North Center to host grand opening Jan. 22
Iris Yoga NJ

East Orange shelter Isaiah House seeks donation of hangers, contact them via Facebook or Instagram messenger to arrange drop-off
Isaiah House

Open-air festival in Newark featuring ice skating, food trucks, winter market closes for the season Jan. 30
Newark Winter Village

Other News

N.J. residents who received federal child tax credit payments will receive letters from the IRS they’ll need to file their taxes this year as program ends after failing to be extended by Congress
USA Today

Paterson cop indicted for beating of 19-year old Arab American man, falsifying reports after surveillance video of the incident surfaces
South Passaic Daily Voice

First two Muslim women were appointed to N.J.’s legislature as women, people of color see gains in representation but gaps persist with women making up just one-third of the legislature but half the population
New Jersey Monitor