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Bloomfield’s second and first wards expand further south after redistricting, with residents near Washington Ave and Montgomery St, Pulaski Park receiving new town council representatives
Township of Bloomfield

N.J. COVID hospitalizations dropped below 5k Jan. 21 with new positive COVID infections dropping for eleventh consecutive day to 10,761

COVID transmission rate in N.J. dropped further to .83 Thursday as hospitalizations decline by 1,253 from peak Jan. 10 peak

Findings show Moderna, Pfizer booster shots 90% effective against COVID hospitalization with the unvaccinated 44x more likely to need hospitalization than vaccinated or boosted

Local News

COVID: Bloomfield total confirmed cases reach 10,992 with 2 additional deaths reported since Jan. 20, bringing total residents lost to 141 as of Jan. 21
Essex County

Bloomfield town council will meet virtually for its Jan. 24 meeting to reduce COVID spread
Bloomfield Patch

Rare Breed MMA in Bloomfield is offering free martial arts classes for first responders on Sundays, call for information
Rare Breed MMA

Bloomfield library will have a delayed opening at noon on Jan. 24 to allow for staff training
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield wedding design firm Ritz-Walton Wedding Collection receives 2022 Best of Weddings award from The Knot
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Bloomfield seeks bids for solid waste and dual stream recycling collection service, deadline is Mar. 22
Township of Bloomfield

Verona Park to host ice skating Jan. 22-23
Essex County Parks

Essex County prosecutor says there is insufficient evidence to prosecute South Orange-Maplewood teacher who allegedly removed hijab from student’s head

Other News

N.J. plans to release more incarcerated people from its prisons as as COVID positivity rate in facilities surpasses 15% with up to 8 month reductions in sentences expected for qualifying people

Researchers say one-third of deer sampled across five states have tested positive for COVID antibodies as two identified in N.J., experts say risk of transmission to humans from deer is low

Real ID licenses, identification will be the only type of state ID accepted for domestic air travel beginning May 2023, N.J. MVC locations now accepting appointments
State of New Jersey