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Sidewalk reconstruction, road resurfacing begins in Bloomfield Center, will last several weeks
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Bloomfield library begins phased return to indoor service amid pandemic, reopens first floor to time-limited browsing, computer use May 3
Township of Bloomfield

61% of adults in N.J. have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine as the rate of viral transmission in N.J. drops to its lowest level in a year as of May 2

Undocumented or without legal papers? You can now apply for a driver’s license in N.J.

Essex County’s Magnify Brewing Company in Fairfield joins state’s free beer-for-a-vaccination program for those receiving their first dose in May
Montclair Patch

As Essex County replaces for-profit detention contract with ICE with one from Union County, community groups call foul, question county’s for-profit incarceration scheme
Newark Patch

N.J. will expand COVID-19 vaccine push in Essex County communities where vaccinations rates lag behind state average including Newark, East Orange
Newark Patch

N.J. to join N.Y., C.T. in removing pandemic capacity limits for for most businesses May 19, but social distancing, face covering rules to remain in effect
Mendham-Chester Patch

Bloomfield recreation launches four-part online exhibit celebrating AAPI history in the U.S.
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Essex County’s COVID-19 vaccination sites in Newark and West Orange are now accepting walk-ins
Essex County

Essex County to close vaccination sites in West Caldwell, Newark as resident demand for COVID-19 vaccines drops from a high of 4k appointments per day to less than 500

NJ transit to offer free, round-trip bus or train tickets to COVID-19 vaccination site in latest state effort to increase number of vaccinated residents
Newark Patch

Local News

Bloomfield civil rights commission to host virtual voter registration information session May 5
Township of Bloomfield

May 4 webinar will provide mothers-to-be and their partners introduction to breastfeeding
Mountainside Medical Center

Bloomfield’s Kreme and Krumbs ice cream shop hosting pop-up in downtown Montclair May 21
Kreme and Krumbs

Watsessing Park butterfly garden seeks donations of mid-sized flower pots for pollinator plants
Community contribution on Friends of Watsessing Park

Bucco Restaurant in Bloomfield seeks servers
Bucco Restaurant

COVID-19: Bloomfield confirmed cumulative cases stand at 5,267, deaths remain at 118 as of May 2
Essex County

Temple Ner Tamid hosting virtual presentation on online hate speech with the local chapter of the Anti-Defamation League May 4
Temple Ner Tamid

Newark rally to call for increased access to social services in schools, decrease in policing May 5
Make the Road New Jersey

Newark LGBTQ Community Center hosting monthly virtual drag bingo, next event is on May 5
Newark LGBTQ Community Center

Bloomfield library announces book club selection for June 7 virtual meeting
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield’s Pure Love Pies bakery is hiring cashiers and baking assistants
Pure Love Pies

There are still garden beds available for the 2021 season in Bloomfield’s community garden at Milbank Park
Bloomfield Community Gardens

Foley Field tennis courts have been demolished in preparation for new tennis, pickleball courts
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Free little library was installed outside Bloomfield Middle School
Bloomfield Middle School Library

Bloomfield’s Wabi Sabi will be closed May 4-6 in preparation for return to indoor dining
Wabi Sabi

Mountainside Medical Center purchases Bloomfield urgent care provider Immedicenter
Mountainside Medical Center

Montclair YMCA invites public to attend their annual meeting virtually May 19
YMCA of Montclair

Montclair Film Festival 10th anniversary fundraiser on May 7 will feature Stephen Colbert, his wife and organization board president Evelyn Colbert

Essex County Environmental Center seeks part time teaching assistant
Essex County Parks

Essex County saw largest turnout to date for its household hazardous waste collection day
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Bloomfield resident Mac Hypolite started his bike ride to Memphis to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
News 12

Acupuncture school in Bloomfield offers community rates at intern clinic for those who cannot normally afford the treatment
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield’s VFW Post 711 is looking for new members
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield firefighters rescued baby raccoons from a tree this week after injured mother abandoned them
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield police held trainings on mental health and de-escalation
Bloomfield Public Safety

Disability pride parade for people with disabilities and their allies taking place in Montclair May 8
Community contribution to Bloomfield Pulse

Montclair officials recommit to building permanent skate park at rally planned by community groups, say cost could be as high as $2.3m
Montclair Local

Nutley commissioners voted unanimously to ban sale of recreational cannabis in first of two votes on ordinance that mayor says is temporary
TAPinto Nutley

Orange community pushes back on city council attempt to ban recreational cannabis sales

Coalition of community groups calls for U.S. Justice Department investigation into Essex County deal to house people incarcerated by Union County
TAPinto Westfield

Other News

Women occupy just 30% of elected positions in N.J. municipal and state government

Visitors to be allowed again in N.J. jails
NJ Spotlight News

Cicada broods expected to emerge in N.J. now through June

Jersey City teacher under investigation, suspended from Hudson Community College after racist rant against Black Lives Matter and George Floyd
New York Times

Deaths from the flu in the U.S. have dropped by more than 99% due to pandemic-related public health measures
Scientific American

FDA set to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for people ages 12-15 early next week
New York Times

COVID-19 transmission in N.J. continues to decline as vaccinations tick up

Trenton woman alleges a city police officer assaulted her after she tried to record her son’s arrest in 2020

Pediatric vaccination rates for diseases like measles, mumps, whooping cough declined during the pandemic as some doctors worry about loss of herd immunity against some diseases amid school re-openings
NJ Spotlight News

How some N.J. schools plan to help students with significant pandemic-related learning loss

Murphy nominates Lisa Hou to lead state’s National Guard, military and veterans affair department, would be first woman and Asian-American in that role
Associated Press

56% of U.S. adults have received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, the Biden administration wants to get than number to 70% by July 4
USA Today