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Bloomfield Civil Rights Commission to host round table on past and future of Black emancipation in New Jersey June 18 at Bloomfield High School, seating limited, RSVP to attend
Bloomfield Commission on Civil Rights

BHS 2020 graduates can RSVP to attend their one-year reunion at Westmount Country Club June 16 in lieu of last year’s cancelled events amid pandemic
Bloomfield Pulse

When and where to vote and who’s running in the June 8 primary election in Bloomfield
Bloomfield Patch

N.J. legislature readies bill to end state’s 15-month-old public health emergency, limit gubernatorial powers, but keep key pandemic rules in place until January

Local News

Watsessing Park’s splash park opened for the season May 31, will be open daily June 12 through Sept. 6
Bloomfield Pulse

Family of former Bloomfield councilman Elias Chalet is suing the N.J. over his death from COVID-19 in state prison

Town Pub plans rescheduled art showcase June 5
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield to receive $80k grant from state department of environmental protection for little cleanup and abatement programs
Essex News Daily

Montclair’s Villalobos Mexican restaurant closed, owner plans new undisclosed restaurant at same location
The Montclair Girl

Montclair YMCA is looking for camp counselors for the summer
YMCA of Montclair

New 2,500 square foot mural in Montclair was created over six months, inspired by township’s iris gardens

Newark’s new Section 8 homeownership conversion program places first three low-wealth families in formerly blighted homes
Newark Patch

Brew at the Zoo, Turtle Back Zoo beer event, is in the works for August
Brew at the Zoo

Following black bear spotting in Northwestern Essex County, officials warn residents not to approach bears, back away slowly while making noise if in close proximity
Caldwells Patch

Big Queer Block Party will celebrate Pride Month in Maplewood June 18
SOMA Justice

Other News

N.J.’s six COVID vaccine mega-sites will be closing over the next few weeks after administering nearly 2m shots in last five months

More Black and Hispanic N.J. residents are indicating a willingness to get COVID vaccine amid pandemic disproportionate effect on communities of color
TAPinto Newark