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What do your property taxes pay for in Bloomfield? Nearly half to schools and two-fifths to municipal services with remainder going to county
Bloomfield Patch

Bloomfield Public Library has created a “Library of Things” with arts supplies, household tools, science and technology equipment, outdoor games, and museum passes available, browse and reserve items online
Bloomfield Public Library

COVID infections among children, people in long term care facilities persist in Omicron wave’s decline as N.J. health officials expect COVID to become endemic, persist at flu-like levels
NJ Spotlight News

9 in 10 eligible N.J. residents age 5+ have received at least one COVID vaccine dose, three quarters are fully vaccinated and half boosted as Omicron surge continues steady decline

Local News

Feb. 7 Bloomfield Town Council meeting to include Black History Month proclamation, discuss contract awards, ordinance amendments
Township of Bloomfield

4th generation owner of Bloomfield Center’s Murdoch Shoes, Mary Murdoch, purchased the building housing the 135-year-old business, among oldest in town
J.T. Murdoch Shoes

COVID: Bloomfield confirmed cumulative cases rise to 11,258, deaths rise to 150 as of Feb. 4
Essex County

Montclair residents petition calling for a ban on a Chick-fil-A at Bloomfield’s Brookdale Garden State Parkway rest stop picks up more than 1,000 signatures
TAPinto Nutley

Nonprofit news organization Montclair Local seeks freelance news and sports writers
Montclair Local

Studio Montclair will present their exhibit “Windows into Black History” this Feb. at their gallery location at 127 Bloomfield Ave in Montclair

People’s Organization for Progress is looking for volunteers to help organize a voting rights march to take place on Apr. 4
People’s Organization for Progress

United Way of Greater Newark will host free online and drop-off tax preparation services for area low and moderate income residents from Jan. 31 to Apr. 15

Other News

N.J. labor commissioner asked the federal government to forgive overpayment of pandemic unemployment benefits for 130,000 residents, primarily independent contractors, who didn’t meet updated eligibility requirements

Gov. Murphy names former chief counsel Matt Platkin to be state’s next attorney general, would be among youngest in the nation at 35
New Jersey Monitor

Rutgers students will receive $50-70 each from a $5m class action lawsuit settlement seeking refund of on-campus fees charged before online transition at pandemic start