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Masks are no longer required on planes, NJ Transit, or Amtrak after federal judge rules against U.S. mask mandate on mass transit but N.Y. state rules remain in place requiring masks on NYC subway, buses, and PATH

Masks are still required in N.J. hospitals, health care facilities, and congregant settings like prisons as of Apr. 19 as federal judge rU.S. mass transit mask mandates

Models from the N.J. health department suggest latest COVID surge is expected to peak in late April, early May with another surge in June amid more infectious Omicron subvariants
NJ Spotlight News

ICYMI: The last day to register for Bloomfield Recreation’s spring 2022 programming is Apr. 25
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Local News

Bloomfield Educational Foundation Gala will be May 5 at the Glen Ridge Country Club with all proceeds benefiting the nonprofit’s student programs
The Bloomfield Education Foundation

Bloomfield library is hosting a read and craft with Brady the library dog at the library courtyard on Apr. 23
Bloomfield Public Library

Registration is open for New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts summer camp running from July 11 to Aug. 12 at Bloomfield College
New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts

Bloomfield police and fire chiefs recognize five recently retired firefighters
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield used as filming location in major motion picture “As They Made Us” released in theaters and video-on-demand Apr. 8
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield residents interested in helping birds build spring nests should not leave out yarn or fabric scraps for birds to use, instead provide natural materials
Supporters of Bloomfield Animal Shelter

Essex County awarded $75k from N.J. Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to improve accessibility in government buildings

Wildflower Sculpture Park in Essex County’s South Mountain Reservation is hosting a workshop on making flowers from single-use plastic on Apr. 22 with completed work to be exhibited
Essex County Parks

Other News

U.S. Justice Department said it will not appeal federal district judge’s ruling ending nation’s mass transit mask mandate unless CDC believes requirement is still necessary
The Associated Press

Amazon workers at Bayonne facility seek to unionize with Local 713 after historic union drive at company’s warehouse in Staten Island

Apr. 14 N.J. labor department report: more residents working as state’s unemployment rate drops to 4.2% with 679k jobs added since initial pandemic unemployment wave

Off-duty police officers will be allowed to consume cannabis products once recreational sales begin in N.J. according to state attorney general’s memo