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Need to Know

Bloomfield community conversation on race introduces critical race theory to residents, elected officials
TAPinto Bloomfield

Clara Maass Medical Center to host virtual conversation on pregnancy and childbirth during pandemic on August 4

Upcoming Essex County COVID-19 testing sites include Bloomfield on August 4, North Caldwell on August 6
Essex County

N.J. teachers fear returning to the classroom this fall

Local News

Bloomfield’s Studio J Hair Salon relocates to Broad Street
Bloomfield Pulse

Montclair’s East Side Mags comic book store seeks participants for community art project tomorrow to benefit Clifton preschool
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Kiwanis Club, sponsor of Bloomfield student service club, seeks new members
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

NJ Fire soccer club offering free four-week training clinic for children 6-9 in Clifton beginning August 3
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Montclair YMCA to reopen large and small pools at its Park Street location on August 3

Montclair schools reopening plan gives families choice between hybrid or fully remote learning options
Montclair Local

Montclair parents considering homeschool pods amid pandemic, acknowledge inequity of approach
Montclair Local

Newark Public Schools release plan for returning students, staff to school in September, offers fully remote options
Chalkbeat Newark

Essex County children’s welfare organizations CASA to host annual golf outing October 15
CASA for Children of Essex County

Other News

N.J. officials warn residents not to open, plant unsolicited seeds packs arriving from overseas
Toms River Patch

N.J. legislature votes to make Juneteenth a state holiday, abolish freeholder title
Associated Press

Some NJ Transit buses to resume front-door boarding and collecting cash fares as agency plans more contactless pay options
Asbury Park Press

More than 200 Jersey City teachers say they may not return this fall if schools reopen for in-person education

New unemployment applications in N.J. rose last week, bringing total new claims since march to 1.44m
Planet Princeton