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Sherrill, Payne: We’re safe after ‘obscene attack on our democracy’

Rep. Mikie Sherrill, a Montclair resident, was in the Capitol building as it was breached.
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Firefighters, police can get COVID-19 vaccine in NJ

Firefighters and police officers, as frontline first responders, become eligible to for vaccination on Thursday, Jan. 7, as the state enters Phase 1B of its tiered plan. Paramedics were included in Phase 1A, and were already eligible for the vaccine. 
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2 teens tell cops: 6 people robbed us on Bloomfield Avenue

Police are investigating a report of six people robbing two teens on Bloomfield Avenue on Dec. 23.The two teens told police they had been walking east on Bloomfield Avenue when they were approached from...
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COVID-19 vaccine mega-site opens Friday, 30 minutes from Montclair

Before the month is out, state officials expect to open the rest of their sites, including one at the Racetrack at the Meadowlands, in East Rutherford. Healthcare workers may make an appointment at any of the mega-sites or satellite sites around the state.
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County opens vaccine sites, but advises some residents to get vaccine at doctor’s or...

Essex County has six facilities opening up. For Montclair residents, the vaccine is being offered at the former Kmart building on Prospect Avenue in West Orange. 
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COVID-19: Indoor sports can resume on Jan. 2, with restrictions

Interstate sports competitions are still prohibited, since interstate travel for sports has been deemed to be a risk factor for spreading COVID-19. And attendance is limited to those who are directly involved in the game – players, coaches, referees and support staff – and no more than 10 spectators. 
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Two house fires occur within 12 hours of each other

Both fires are under investigation as of Tuesday, Dec. 29, Montclair Deputy Fire Chief Robert Duncan said. 
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COVID-19: Vaccine clinics begin across the state

Officials on Monday reported 2,745 new cases, compared to 2,329 on Dec. 27, bringing the total to 463,965 cases. Some 21 new deaths were reported, compared to 20 the previous day, bringing the total to 16,706. 

False alarm shuts down Bloomfield Avenue on Christmas Eve

Traffic and last minute Christmas shopping along Bloomfield Avenue was disrupted as the Montclair Police Department shut down the street and locked down businesses today, Dec. 24.
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COVID-19: Daily death toll exceeds 100 for first time since June

It is the first time since June 13 that there have been more than 100 deaths reported on a given day, Gov. Phil Murphy said, and the first time since the end of May that there were two or more consecutive days with more than 100 deaths.