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Bloomfield schools providing online summer learning opportunities in English, mathematics this year
Bloomfield School District

Students in N.J. K-12 schools won’t be required to wear masks in the 2021-2022 school year unless their district mandates it
Cinnaminson Patch

A heat advisory remains in effect until Wednesday night
Accuweather

Experts worry about “facade of public input” behind speedy, secretive passage of N.J. budget
NorthJersey.com

Free breakfast and lunch meal kits will be available to all Bloomfield students at every school in the township Mondays through Thursdays from July 6-29
Bloomfield School District

Bloomfield’s Civic Center opened as as cooling center yesterday, will remain open until 10 pm today
Bloomfield Public Safety

Up to six cannabis dispensaries can open in Bloomfield according to ordinance under consideration, with restrictions on parking, location, store design
NorthJersey.com

N.J. attorney general formally apologizes for systematic targeting of LGTBQ+ bars by state authorities from 1933 to 1967
Asbury Park Patch

Local News


Bloomfield library beings summer reading program with offerings in Spanish and English
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield health department holding one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinics July 13 and 20 by appointment
Bloomfield Health and Human Services

Catch the June 29 Bloomfield school board meeting on Facebook Live
Bloomfield School District

Bloomfield Steak & Seafood House softball team wins Bloomfield recreation’s Peppermint Softball League championship
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Belleville appoints its first Latina deputy mayor
Belleville-Nutley Patch

Rally planned in South Orange for teen shot and killed at sports complex three weeks ago
Community contribution on Facebook

Former East Orange councilwoman Sharon Fields has died
TAPinto East Orange/Orange

Newark mayor says civilian police accountability is not a threat to but a trust-builder, would improve policing
NJ.com

United Airlines says it plans to add 5k employees at Newark airport
NJ.com

Apply to become a Rutgers Master Garden of Essex County to take care of area parks, gardens
Rutgers Master Gardener Program

Bloomfield recreation announces outdoor movie and drive-in series beginning July 6 with viewings planned across township
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Bloomfield public works will be closed July 5 but garbage and recycling collection still on schedule
Bloomfield Public Works and Park Maintenance

Learn more about the Kemet Music and Arts Festival coming to Montclair July 31
Montclair Local

You may hear cannon fire from Belleville on July 4 morning as part of town historical society’s holiday celebration
Belleville Patch

Masks will still be required in Newark schools come fall as state gives districts ultimate say over face covering in schools amid pandemic
Newark Patch

Essex-Hudson Greenway advocates ask community members to contact governor as purchase contract deadline approaches, state funds remain unallocated
Bloomfield Open Space Trust Fund

Have community cats living near you? Leave water out during hot weather.
CPAW NJ

Essex County mayors discussed inclusive housing strategies, shared services at recent Meet the Mayors event
TAPinto Livingston

46 people were transferred from the Essex County jail to unknown locations this week as ICE responds to N.J. ban on using local jails for immigrant detention
NJ Spotlight News

Other News


N.J. police unions are opposing police accountability and reform measures
Politico New Jersey

N.J. attorney general joins others across U.S. in asking FBI to recognize non-binary people in crime reporting
Basking Ridge Patch

PSEG says they’re setting a goal for net-zero climate emissions by 2030, 20 years ahead of previous goal set by N.J.’s largest energy company
NJ Spotlight News

N.J. launches second of Sustain and Serve program for food pantries to purchase, distribute meals from local restaurants
N.J. Economic Development Authority

Murphy signs law providing tax, saving incentives for college costs
Morristown Patch

N.J. creates Office of Justice Data to centralize collection and publishing of criminal justice and public safety data in the state
Parsippany Patch

Demonstrators briefly stopped traffic for a few minutes on the N.J. Turnpike Monday to call for pandemic relief for undocumented workers
News 12