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Outdoor Karaoke Night planned in Bloomfield Center Sept. 26 and Oct. 3
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Bloomfield recreation hosting Morris Canal Greenway walk, run challenge beginning Sept. 25
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Recent toll increase could bring monorail, bus rapid transit to Garden State Parkway between Union and Bloomfield

Almost all Newark students now have laptops, district official says, though some tech challenges remain
Chalkbeat Newark

Local News

Four area synagogues set up 30 locations to hear shofar for Jewish New Year this Sunday
Montclair Local

Nominate a first responder in Bloomfield to win a free hot air balloon ride
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield resident collecting donations for Toni’s Kitchen food pantry
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield resident raising money to support mothers who have lost children to gun violence
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

New Black- and women-owned plant shop Devine Plantery opens in Maplewood
Devine Plantery

Brookdale ShopRite in Bloomfield is getting a facelift

Montclair YMCA to host annual meeting Sept. 23 on Zoom
YMCA of Montclair

Zufall Health Center in West Orange to offer free food, COVID-19, HIV testing, other health screenings Sept. 26
Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill

Historic mansion neglected for decades in Newark slated to become artisan housing

Essex County Commissioners pass resolution in support of Medicare for All
Bloomfield Patch

Other News

N.J. opens state’s Harriet Tubman Museum in Cape May
The Philadelphia Inquirer

New weekly unemployment claims in N.J. fall below 20k for the first time in weeks, as state’s unemployment remains above 10%

Secaucus-based Quest Diagnostics selling COVID-19 testing kits online

N.J.’s 20 most scenic roads for a fall drive