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Jan. 24 Bloomfield Town Council meeting considered ways to reach the 3 in 10 households that haven’t updated water meters as Venezia suggests $1,500 fines, Rockwell and Davis encourage more progressive penalty structure
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield library will host AARP Foundation tax aides for free tax filing assistance for people with low-to-moderate incomes Wednesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 3 to Apr. 14 with virtual options available
AARP Foundation

Gov. Murphy signed a new law that will require one student representative to be included on each board of education for districts with grades 9-12 beginning fall 2022
Montclair Patch

N.J. saw 2,380 confirmed COVID deaths in Jan. 2022, most monthly deaths since May 2020 as new daily cases continue decline to 1,987 as of Jan. 31

Local News

Bloomfield Animal Shelter’s wish list for 2022 includes toys, treats, wet and dry food for cats and dogs, small animal supplies, general purpose cleaning products
Bloomfield Animal Shelter

CVS pharmacies in Bloomfield are participating in the federal government’s free N95 mask program with up to 3 masks available per person in store

Free four-week apartment maintenance technician training will be held in Montclair beginning Feb. 28 with stipends available and job placement services provided, apply online
Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest

Asian-American high school students in Montclair have asked the school board to make Lunar New Year a district-wide holiday as AAPI students make up 5% of the district’s population
Montclair Local

Newark Public Library will kick off a series of events about the African diaspora’s contribution to food culture in the Americas Feb. 2 on Zoom and Facebook Live
Newark Public Library

South Orange Public Arts Center will celebrate Black History Month with an art exhibit by local photographer Patrick Hilaire from Feb 1-28

East Orange is hosting a free documenting shredding day Feb. 5 at in the rear of East Orange City Hall
East Orange City Hall

Rutgers-Newark scholarship program will expand in fall 2022, capping tuition costs at $5k per year for new students and transfers from households making less than $100k with free tuition for those making less than $65k
Newark Patch

Other News

Federal government reaches potential settlement with 100s of foreign nationals who were legally living in the U.S. when ICE recruited them to apply to a fake N.J. college and then terminated most of their visas
New Jersey Monitor

FDA gave full approval to Moderna’s COVID vaccine Monday as more than 200m doses have been administered in the U.S. since Dec. 2020 with 6 in 10 Americans fully vaccinated