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The average salary for a Bloomfield police officer is $104k but some took home as much as $200k in 2019 after overtime, outside job placements paid for by residents through local taxes and utility bills

Petitions to run for Bloomfield mayor or one of three council-at-large seats in the upcoming election can be picked up from the municipal clerk’s office at town hall at 1 Municipal Plaza beginning Feb. 1
Bloomfield Pulse

N.J. reported another 115 confirmed COVID deaths and 2,417 positive cases Feb. 1, the lowest number of daily cases since Dec. 18, before Omicron surge

Pfizer asks the FDA to approve COVID vaccine for children under 5, may begin distribution as early as May

Local News

The average property tax in Bloomfield rose by $176 from 2020 to 2021 to more than $11k for homes valued at $352k according to N.J. Department of Community Affairs
Bloomfield Patch

Bloomfield High School students Ahlexa Montalvo, Kira Pipkins, and Gianna Faura won in their weight classes in last weekend’s Girls Wrestling tournament in Elizabeth
Bloomfield Athletic Department

Bloomfield resident and interior designer Noel Gatts is a co-host on HGTV’s new show “Home Inspector Joe”
TAPinto Bloomfield

Former Bloomfield resident, journalist Charles Lopez Bruns recalls his childhood in growing up as one of the first Hispanic families in Bloomfield in his new memoir “Fatherlands: Identities of a Cuban American”
Bloomfield Patch

Watsessing School is hosting a virtual presentation on helping children manage their emotions when returning to school during COVID on Feb. 3 on Google Meet
Watsessing Home and School Association

Rutgers report says construction of market rate apartment buildings, high home prices with few affordable housing options are displacing Black working class communities in East Orange area
TAPinto East Orange/Orange

Glen Ridge Antiques Show returns for 75th year Feb. 4-5 at Glen Ridge Congregational Church
Bloomfield Pulse

Caldwell University begins offering a bachelor’s degree in environmental science

Other News

CVS, Walgreens stores now offering COVID antiviral pills by prescription to help those infected and at high-risk avoid serious illness and hospitalization

Weather forecasters predict wintry mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain Friday in N.J. with potential for hazardous ice accumulation on roads and walkways