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Bloomfield opens 18.4-acre Lion Gate Park with multi-use turf field, fitness stations, wetlands, ADA-compliant bathrooms
TAPinto Bloomfield

Murphy calls latest COVID cases a “pandemic among unvaccinated” as more than 99% of new cases in N.J. tied to unvaccinated people
ROI-NJ

Murphy announces formal moratorium on utility shut offs will end July 1 for most, with grace period through Dec. 31 for households with past-due bills to enroll in payment plans
Holmdel-Hazlet Patch

N.J. is nearing its goal to vaccinate 70% of its adult population against COVID but experts warn the virus is not likely to disappear
NorthJersey.com

Local News


Free little library at Fairview Elementary seeks donations after vandalization last weekend
Fairview Home and School Association

Big Queer Block Party in celebration of Pride will be in Maplewood this Friday
SOMA Justice

Pre-Father’s Day fish fry will be held at Bloomfield’s New Light Baptist Church June 19
New Light Baptist Church

Bloomfield’s Murdoch Shoes receives township grant for facade improvement
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Minia’s restaurant in Bloomfield to open second location in Montclair
Minia’s Breakfast and Lunch

Venezia re-elected to chair of Bloomfield’s Democratic County Committee
Insider NJ

Glenwood Ave to be repaved from Lackawanna Plaza to Evergreen Ave June 15-18
Bloomfield Public Safety

Montclair Brewery partners with Harlem Hops to release Juneteenth “Jubilee” beer
Montclair Patch

Montclair’s Watchung Booksellers to host Lin-Manuel Miranda, journalist Katherine Dykstra in virtual conversation June 15 and 16
Montclair Patch

Firefighter competition Battle of the Bravest will be in East Orange Aug. 28, seeks competitors
TAPinto Bloomfield

New natural gas plant and sewage treatment facility construction in Newark on hold, to be reviewed by state, city’s zoning board
NJ.com

Essex County publishes 2021 youth art exhibition online, features two submissions from Bloomfield Middle School
Essex County

Other News


One-third of N.J. K-12 students are below grade-level after first pandemic year, with Black and Latinx students most impacted
NJ Spotlight News

New class of engineers brings NJ Transit roster to 398 train operators amid state’s expansion of workforce to ensure regular rail service
NJ.com