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Tonight’s special meeting of the Bloomfield school board to review adoption of tentative 2021-2022 budget
Bloomfield School District

Free little pantry installed in Bloomfield library courtyard
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield’s Town Pub is looking for local artists for its annual free Artist Showcase May 1
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Rutgers public health expert predicts 80% of state’s adults will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by end of June

Local News

Demarest Elementary School students can now register to pick up a donated meal from Bella Napoli on Mar. 18
Demarest Home and School Association

Bloomfield Animal Shelter is hosting its spring cat litter drive in anticipation of influx of kittens, adult cats
Bloomfield Animal Shelter

Local group plans meetup volleyball in Brookdale Park this season
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield College students can apply for an editorial research assistantship with the Bloomfield Information Project through Mar. 20
Bloomfield Information Project

Construction begins on wheelchair accessible addition to new Watsessing Park playground
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield recognizes women employees serving the township for Women’s History Month with video
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield skate park light timers adjusted for daylight saving, will remain on until 10 p.m.
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Just 20 apartments in Montclair’s 220-unit Two South Willow development were affordable as remaining 200 to begin leasing later this year
Montclair Patch

Essex County commissioner, former Bloomfield councilman Carlos Pomares received his COVID-19 vaccine
County Commissioner Carlos Pomares

Menendez moves his local U.S. Senate office to Jersey City from Newark, says it will give more of state’s residents access to services
Newark Patch

Other News

Jersey City is only providing COVID-19 vaccines to teachers this week with goal to return to in-person instructions beginning Apr. 22

Murphy’s planned budget sees N.J.’s public employee pension payment fully funded for the first time in 25 years
NJ Spotlight News

One firefighter remains in critical condition after now fully contained Ocean County forest fire burned 167 acres, shut down highways, damaged more than 30 structures
Brick Patch

First Lady Jill Biden visited N.J. to promote latest federal COVID-19 relief