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Weather forecasters are predicting as much as 12 inches of snow beginning to fall in Eastern N.J. Friday depending on track of storm forming off the East Coast

Citing staff shortage due to COVID, Newark school district calls on retired teachers to return to employment through 2022 school year as Murphy signs legislation allowing retired school staff to return without pension impacts
TAPinto Newark

N.J. judge will begin hearing arguments in case challenging school segregation as state is one of the most segregated in U.S., won’t address clustering of Black and Hispanic students, white students
NJ Spotlight News

N.J. Supreme Court unanimously upholds state ban on racial profiling by police: officers cannot stop cars because their occupants match a race or gender
New Jersey Monitor

Local News

Toni’s Kitchen to host winter coat and grocery distribution Jan. 30 behind Carteret Elementary School from 2 pm to 3 pm
Toni’s Kitchen

Bloomfield Public Library’s in-person story time returns Tuesdays, Spanish story time Thursdays beginning Feb. 1, registration required through library’s online calendar
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield Recreation to host drawing class for ages 13+ Tuesday evenings from Feb. 1 to Mar. 8
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

New Bloomfield seafood restaurant Aloha Krab to opened Jan. 25 at 80 Washington St
Bloomfield Center Alliance

COVID: Bloomfield total confirmed cases reach 11,124 with 2 additional deaths reported bringing total residents lost to 146 as of Jan. 26
Essex County

Black adult male cat with collar found near Belleville Ave in Bloomfield is being held at the Bloomfield Animal Shelter, call the Bloomfield Police Department with proof of ownership to reclaim
Bloomfield Animal Shelter

Bloomfield High School Girls Basketball team defeated Glen Ridge and Newark Tech in two consecutive games to bring their record to 9-4 for the season
Essex News Daily

Bloomfield’s Newark Ave Little Free Library has been restocked with books for adults and kids
Newark Ave Little Free Library

People’s Organization for Progress is hosting a virtual commemoration celebrating the life of Newark activist Jean Marie Whitaker Lowrie Jan. 27 on their Facebook page
People’s Organization for Progress

Other News

Those who qualify for Work First New Jersey and Supplemental Security Income programs are eligible for funds to help pay for a portion of their funeral, burial expenses
Bloomfield Patch

Murphy signs new law requiring all N.J. police departments to undergo crisis intervention training in order to address officer preparedness when called to an incident involving someone with mental illness
TAPinto Nutley

Rowan University announces plans to launch the first veterinary school in New Jersey, admitting students in fall 2025
Courier Post