Essex County, N.J. have the facilities, but not the doses of COVID-19 vaccine

New Jersey and Essex County has the infrastructure to get Montclairians the vaccine, but supply from the federal government is an issue.
Gov. Phil Murphy

COVID-19: Murphy calls for end to divisive attitudes over vaccine

“Understanding everyone’s desire to get vaccinated as soon as possible, we understand people are anxious,” Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said.
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COVID-19 vaccine opened up to senior citizens, people with underlying conditions

As of Jan. 13, a total of 264,681 vaccine doses had been administered, including 236,503 first doses and 28,045 second doses. The total is expected to go up “exponentially” over the next week, Murphy said. 

1,000 of Mountainside’s health workers get vaccine — but 700 to go

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMore than 1,000 health-care workers at Mountainside hospital in Montclair have received at least their first doses of coronavirus vaccine, about a month after they first became available. That still leaves about...
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COVID-19: New Jersey launches vaccine tracker on state COVID-19 information page

Also: The state is dropping graduation assessment tests this year.

Montclair police blotter: Jan. 8, 2020

The police blotter is based on information provided to Montclair Local at the discretion of the Montclair Police Department, and reflects events as described by the department.

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. 

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.