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Bloomfield Public Library kicked off Read Across America Week Feb. 28 with virtual storytime with Bloomfield firefighters, daily events planned on Facebook live through Mar. 4
Bloomfield Public Library

N.J. reports 10 COVID deaths and 1,081 positive cases Feb. 28, down by 85% from a month ago as new CDC guidelines classify most counties as low transmission

N.J.’s attorney general is considering a policy to allow police to use facial recognition technology as civil rights advocates raise concerns, portal opens for public input through Mar. 11
New Jersey Monitor

N.J. residents with disabilities can now apply for a NJ ABLE account, a state program allowing saving up to $100k for qualified expenses without losing eligibility for assistance programs
N.J. Department of Human Services

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Bloomfield High School’s Key Club is hosting a fundraiser at Bloomfield’s Town Pub Mar. 2
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield Animal Shelter among honorees at Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce awards banquet Mar. 4 in Belleville
Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce

Girl Scout Troop 20375 will be selling Girl Scout cookies outside the Bloomfield Train Station on Mar. 4
Community contribution Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield private special education school Westbridge Academy to host a free virtual workshop on self-care for school professionals Mar. 4
Community contribution on Bloomfield Patch

Bloomfield High School’s Athlete of the Month of February is senior girls basketball captain Chiara Hilario
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield Little League registration closes Mar. 1 with tryouts planned Mar. 6 at the Bloomfield Middle School with separate time slots for age groups 9 to 13
Bloomfield Little League

Montclair-based Girls in Gear aims to teach girls biking and self-confidence with registration for their next training series open Mar. 1
Montclair Local

Weequahic Golf Course closed until Mar. 4 following last week’s storm but registration for golf IDs remains available at Hendricks Field Mon. to Sun.
Essex County Parks

Other News

N.J. hospital executives asked Gov. Murphy to extend the Feb. 28 deadline for healthcare workers to get a COVID vaccine booster over fears of staff shortages as 42% of state’s 54k nursing home workers unboosted

N.J. Cannabis Regulatory Commission to host virtual public meetings to gather input on how cannabis sale fees and fines should be used for social equity projects Mar. 2, 9, and 16
New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission

324k N.J. residents purchased health insurance through the Affordable Care Act last year, a 20 percent increase tied to expanded subsidies
Associated Press