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Bloomfield’s MLK Day of Service Committee is collecting monetary donations on GoFundMe, direct donations of personal care items to create 1,000 personal hygiene kits for area distribution
Bloomfield MLK Day Service Committee

Bloomfield College resumed in-person classes Jan. 31 after going fully remote during COVID Omicron surge approximately one month ago
Bloomfield College

Bloomfield schools returned to fully in-person classes Jan. 31 after ending voluntary remote learning implemented at the start of the month due to surge in COVID cases
Bloomfield School District

N.J. reports 2,603 new COVID cases Jan. 30 as state sees lowest single-day total since Dec. 6, Murphy says COVID here to stay, infections won’t be reduced to zero

Local News

COVID: Bloomfield confirmed cumulative cases rise to 11,200, deaths remain at 148 as of Jan. 31
Essex County

Bloomfield resident Joseph D’Arco hired as Verona’s new township manager
TAPinto Bloomfield

Montclair Public Library will host Montclair State professor Zoë Burkholder for an online discussion on the history of school desegregation and Black educational equality in the town schools Feb. 2, register on library’s website
YMCA of Montclair

East Orange Library postponed its their free 1-on-1 legal consultations for those seeking to expunge their records of non-violent offenses to Feb. 5 due to inclement weather
East Orange City Hall

Women’s Club of Glen Ridge is hosting a Zoom presentation on “Exploring the Black Roots of American Music” on Feb. 1 as part of their Black History Month programing
Women’s Club of Glen Ridge

Montclair-based Northeast Earth Coalition to host annual sustainability conference virtually Feb. 1 featuring environmental, community activist guest speakers, networking opportunities
The Northeast Earth Coalition

East Orange’s Hakeem Abdul-Saboor and West Orange’s Hailey Kops will compete in the Beijing Winter Olympics

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N.J. SNAP food assistance recipients will receive extra benefits in Feb. to address increased need amid pandemic, check your balance online or by calling the number on the back of your card

Murphy will restore fund for those who were ineligible for federal stimulus checks, COVID unemployment benefits after $34 million were diverted from the fund for general use by the Department of Human Services
Newark Patch

Lost your COVID vaccine card? Bloomfield residents recommend downloading the Docket app, getting replacement at vaccination site or pharmacy, or requesting a letter from N.J. health department
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Families with NJ FamilyCare insurance can get up to eight at home COVID-19 tests for free per month at participating pharmacies
N.J. Department of Human Services