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Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia urges township businesses to prepare for state’s ban on single-use carryout bags and foam containers
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield library is hosting AARP tax aides to help people with low-to-moderate incomes file their taxes for free on Wednesdays and Thursdays through Apr. 14 with virtual options available
AARP Foundation

New COVID subvariant BA.2 is 30% more transmissible than Omicron, less susceptible to treatments as health officials predict increase in new infections

Moderna seeks emergency authorization for fourth COVID vaccine dose, second booster for people ages 18+ as early data shows decreases in immunity among immunocompromised

Local News

Bloomfield Craft Group will be creating air-dry clay projects at the Civic Center Mar. 23 with preregistration required
Bloomfield Craft Group

Bloomfield library’s Monday Night Book Club’s next meeting is Apr. 4 with copies of the current selection, “The Tattooist of Auschwitz,” available at the reference desk
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield Bengals Soccer Camp is hosting a spring camp for children in grade K-8 for the week of Apr. 18
Bloomfield Bengals Soccer Camp

Montclair is investigating two residents’ complaints against Toni’s Kitchen for increased traffic, noise after food pantry expanded service amid pandemic
Montclair Local

19-mile section of Hackensack River from Oradell to Newark was named a Superfund site by the EPA after arsenic, lead, other contaminants confirmed in first step of cleanup process with area residents advised not to consume fish from the river
The Associated Press

Essex County Parks “gARTbage” art contest for individuals, teams in grades K-12 seeks submissions of art made from non-recyclable materials with registration due Apr. 14
Essex County Environmental Center

Essex County Environmental Center is hosting a spring forest egg hunt on Apr. 2 with preregistration required, limited space available
Essex County Environmental Center

COVID: Bloomfield confirmed cumulative cases rise to 11,580 with 157 deaths as of Mar. 20
Essex County

Other News

NJ Transit to host webinar series to gather public input on its first-ever sustainability plan with first event planned Mar. 23

Body cam footage delayed as prosecutor drops charges filed by Trenton police against Jajuan Henderson, a 29-year-old Black man that cops shot and paralyzed following a motor vehicle stop

$1B PATH improvement program begins with longer platforms and trains to ease overcrowding, pilot tap-and-go fare system, 72 new railcars