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Bloomfield’s beautification committee tended to garden at N 15th St and Bloomfield Ave last week, asks residents to submit beautification ideas
TAPinto Bloomfield

State Senator Ronald Rice expected to win re-election against challenger Quadir Shelby to represent 28th district, including most of Bloomfield
Newark Patch

Preliminary results show Essex County’s incumbent sheriff Armando Fontoura leading Democratic primary over John Arnold Jr. by nearly 20k votes
Newark Patch

Former N.J. assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli won the Republican primary for governor
Associated Press

Bloomfield library returns to pre-pandemic hours with browsing, seating, and computers available in both buildings but masks required no matter your vaccination status
Bloomfield Public Library

ICYMI: Bloomfield’s Juneteenth celebration plans
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield police, departments across the state must release disciplinary records of officers who committed “serious” disciplinary violations in second half of 2020
Morristown Patch

Watsessing elementary’s Michelle Bacot-Edwards awarded Bloomfield’s teacher of the year alongside 21 others recognized
Bloomfield School District

Local News


BHS Key Club plan car wash fundraiser June 12 across from high school
Bloomfield High School Key Club

VFW Post 711 on Broughton Ave asks community to only place clothes and shoes in donation bin, stop leaving unwanted items on property
Bloomfield Pulse

Essex County social club Study Hall Gang meets Fridays at Fitzgerald’s 1928 in Glen Ridge
Study Hall Gang

Bloomfield Youth Band to play concert in Pulaski Park June 13
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

BHS seniors can return their Chromebooks to the high school June 15-17, 21-22
Bloomfield High School

New seafood restaurant Grab Crab Cajuns opened in Bloomfield Center
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield-based mental health nonprofit awards college arts scholarship to BHS student Anthony Drakeford
Darren Memorial Foundation

Registration opens for 5k Spirit Run this October to benefit Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Sacred Heart Church

Bloomfield councilwoman Wartyna Davis joins board of Montclair YMCA
Montclair Local

Nutley board of commissioners unanimously pass ordinance to block cannabis dispensaries from opening in township amid statewide legalization
TAPinto Nutley

Montclair University appoints Jonathon Koppell, dean from Arizona State University, to lead institution as its ninth president
Montclair State University

More than three-quarters of Newarkers polled support guaranteed income program as city pilot underway
TAPinto Newark

Bloomfield’s NAACP chapter is offering prep classes for people of color interested in joining township police department, apply by Aug. 2
Oranges & Maplewood NAACP

COVID-19 vaccine Q&A will be hosted by Bloomfield June 15 on Zoom
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield College college president Marcheta Evans to host Juneteenth discussion with East Orange mayor and president of area NAACP chapter June 15
Bloomfield College

Basics of reparations webinar will be held June 15 with CEO of N.J. Institute for Social Justice
NJ 11th for Change

Bloomfield police offer free certified car seat installations by appointment
Bloomfield Public Safety

19 terracotta planters placed throughout Bloomfield Center as part of ongoing beautification
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Montclair’s first ever-week long Juneteenth celebration begins today with in-person and virtual events including film screenings and guest speakers
Montclair Local

Montclair YMCA to host online event for Pride to introduce area residents to LGTBQ+ issues
YMCA of Montclair

Newark’s Ironbound Community Corporation has openings in administration and its food, COVID, family success, education programs
Ironbound Community Corporation

Rep. Mikie Sherrill puts $250k for lead service line replacement in Bloomfield on congressional agenda alongside other area projects
Montclair Patch

Essex County will be hosting a paper shredding June 19 in Cedar Grove
Essex County

Essex County’s Hendrix Field Golf Course to see new first tee facility built, set to open spring of 2022
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.

Other News


Top N.J. prison official quits after widespread abuse exposed at state’s prison for women
NJ.com

14 protestors were arrested outside the Bergen County jail Tuesday after trying to block ICE van carrying detained immigrants for deportation
Gothamist

Partial solar eclipse will be visible in N.J. the morning of June 10
NJ.com

N.J. says 72% of residents age 12 and up have had at least one shot of a COVID vaccine, with cases among vaccinated population even rarer than expected
Cinnaminson Patch

What you should know about N.J.’s new police body camera rules
Mendham-Chester Patch

Rutgers begins Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trial for children ages 5-11, drug company expects federal authorization for age group by the fall
NJ Spotlight News