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Need to Know

Police budget, transparency, and Bloomfield’s Christopher Columbus statue were on the agenda at last week’s community meeting on race and policing
Bloomfield Information Project

Petition to remove monument to Christopher Columbus in Bloomfield Green gains nearly 200 signatures

Bloomfield library accepting book returns only, no hotspots or museum passes, plans to launch grab and go services starting June 22
TAPinto Bloomfield

5,000 evictions have been filed in Essex County despite ban amid pandemic as Newark community group pushes for additional homeowner, tenant protections in Trenton
Newark Patch

N.J. still ranks 4th in the U.S. for COVID-19 hospitalizations despite sharp declines, governor says caution is critical as virus resurges due to loosened restrictions, upcoming season
Howell Patch

Local News

Bloomfield resident Simone Gordon runs The Black Fairy Godmother Instagram account that’s raised $150k for moms in need

Bloomfield officials determine indoor summer camp program not possible amid pandemic, plan alternative summer programming beginning July 6
Bloomfield Patch

Bloomfield Pulse will close comments on coverage of #BlackLivesMatter in response to incivility, asks those who have experienced problems with the police to report them to officials
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield parks and recreation advisory committee to meet virtually amid pandemic on June 18, public can submit comments by email
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield’s July 4th celebration postponed to September 12, civic band concerts expected to go on in July amid pandemic
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield library summer reading program plans virtual kick-off event on June 30 at 2 PM
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield Center to host Cruise Nights car show weekly June 24 through July 29
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Bloomfield plans paper shredding day August 1, November 7 at new location: Pulaski Park
Bloomfield Public Works and Park Maintenance

Bloomfield high school graduation parade route announced
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Achievement gap between white and black students in Montclair schools linked to structural racism, wealth inequality
Montclair Local

Montclair follows pandemic relief suggestions from local businesses, plan $1k grants, free parking, and reduced outdoor seating fees
Montclair Patch

Hundreds of people rode through East Orange on motorcycles and held a rally outside city hall in memory of George Floyd
Bloomfield Patch

Other News

N.J. releases rules for re-opening hair and nail salons, barbershops, other personal care businesses on June 22 New N.J. Transit rules ask passengers to avoid talking to reduce spread of droplets that may contain COVID-19, continued social distancing, use of masks Rutgers University budget suggests it will not fully re-open campuses this fall amid pandemic