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Bloomfield High School wrestler Kira Pipkins went 2-2 in the national championship, placing 16th overall
Bloomfield Pulse

Essex County seeking submissions for 2021 senior art show and contest in 11 categories
Essex County

COVID vaccines 99.9% effective in N.J. with 3,747 breakthrough cases out of 4.4m fully vaccinated including 84 hospitalizations, 31 deaths
NJ.com

Avalanche of evictions cases expected in N.J. as pandemic protections withdrawn as state’s landlord-tenant court sees overhaul
Gothamist

Bloomfield schools superintendent Salvatore Goncalves recognized as Essex County superintendent of the year
Bloomfield School District

Food tour in Bloomfield Center will highlight local history, share upcoming downtown developments Aug. 28
Bloomfield Center Alliance

ICE office on the outskirts of Newark Airport was blockaded Tuesday by 50+ people seeking end to deportation of undocumented immigrants, exposure of unmarked facility
NorthJersey.com

Smokey skies from West Coast fires offer a “new and surprising” climate crisis hazard
Gothamist

Local News


Bloomfield recreation hosting showing of “Trolls World Tour” at Carteret Elementary School tonight as part of summer outdoor movie night series
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Bloomfield Boy Scout Troop 22 holding herb and plant sale fundraiser
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Basket decorating contest, musical theatre karaoke will preview “Seussical, the Musical” performance July 22 at Bloomfield’s Oakeside Cultural Center
Nicori Studios and Production

Girl Scout Troop 20340 were recognized by the Bloomfield mayor and council for their work supporting a little free pantry
Girl Scout Troop 20340

Locals Simon Ganesh-Goode, Ernesto Martinez, and Misael Sanchez are owners of Goodeliving Studio, Hombre Salon and Barbershop, and Curbside Smoothies, three of the newest businesses to open in Bloomfield Center
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Grab Crab Cajun Seafood opened in Bloomfield Center last week
Grab Crab Cajun Seafood

Adult cat brought to shelter with unknown name, history seeks new adopted home familiar with “tougher” cats
Bloomfield Animal Shelter

Learn about Kip’s Castle, the century-old mansion turned public park in Montclair
The Montclair Girl

Wing Champs chicken wing restaurant, Manhattan Juice bar and Cafe set to open in North Bloomfield
Bloomfield Pulse

Watchung Booksellers to host author Kate More, Montclair-based journalist Gabrielle Glaser to discuss Moore’s book “The Woman They Could Not Silence”
Community contribution on Bloomfield Patch

March in support of Medicare for all will be held in Newark July 24
People’s Organization for Progress

Free legal services to low-income victims of domestic violence are now available in more languages in local nonprofit’s expansion of service to non-English speakers
Partners NJ

Tickets now on sale for Kemet Music and Arts Festival at Montclair Brewery July 31
Montclair Brewery

Final concert of Bloomfield Youth Band’s 35th season is July 23 in Pulaski Park
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Six Points Pub begins hosting karaoke Thursdays in Bloomfield Center
Six Points Pub

NJ-11 Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill’s office now accepting applications for fall 2021 internships
Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill

Bloomfield Dynamo soccer club finished second in their bracket at the Wildwood Beach Blast tournament
Bloomfield Dynamo

J.T. Murdoch Shoes, Town Pub among Bloomfield businesses part of Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce
Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce

BHS graduating senior Gwen Reoch was awarded a scholarship by the Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce
TAPinto Bloomfield

Community calls for charges to be dropped against men arrested following altercation with plain-clothes police following allegedly unlawful stop in Newark
TAPinto Newark

Elementary school teachers of color trained at Essex County College are more likely to perform higher on state certification tests than elsewhere in N.J.
TAPinto Newark

Other News


One-third of N.J. residents live in poverty when taking true cost of living into account
NJ.com

Murphy urges unvaccinated N.J. residents to get vaccinated against COVID as infections begin to rise again, state may consider expanding mask mandate
CNBC

N.J. court affirms tenants can use security deposit for rent payments after landlord group sues
NJ.com

Rutgers U. study finds Black and Latino N.J. residents’ COVID vaccine hesitancy stems from systemic distrust as state seeks to increase vaccination rate among critical communities
NJ.com

Meet the N.J. residents who won dinner with the governor in the COVID vaccination lottery
NJ.com