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Bloomfield councilwomen seek nominations of Bloomfield women to honor for Women’s History Month this March, submit nominations by Feb. 28
Township of Bloomfield

Vendor applications are being accepted for the Bloomfield Community Farmer’s Market through Mar. 21, email Bloomfield Recreation to receive a vendor application
Bloomfield Pulse

Gov. Murphy to end statewide school mask mandate Mar. 7, citing expected “continued decline” in COVID infections, transition from epidemic to endemic virus phase

Newark says it will keep its mask mandate in schools beyond Mar. 7 as N.J. school districts can set their own mask rules, await updated quarantine guidance for confirmed infections
NJ Spotlight News

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Bloomfield Public Library to host a Zoom event with author David Mills reading from his book “Boneyarn” as part of their Black History Month programing on Feb. 8
Bloomfield Public Library

Fairview Home and School Association Feb. 8 meeting will discuss the group’s spring fundraiser
Fairview Home and School Association

Montclair Art Museum will host AAPI Montclair first Lunar New Year celebration Feb. 12 featuring cultural performances, art, crafts, food

Lunar New Year added to Montclair School District’s calendar after students organize petition signed by hundreds
Montclair Local

South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will host a virtual presentation “Taking a Closer Look at Reparations” on Feb. 9
South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race

The Montclair Center BID and Montclair State University will host a free Zoom webinar Feb. 8 to discuss business grant opportunities for small businesses, advanced registration is required
Montclair Local

The Essex County Park Commission is accepting applications for vendors to be a part of the Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival, applications must be summited via email by Feb.15
Essex County Park Commission

Essex County’s no-appointment COVID testing, vaccine sites in Newark, West Orange, and Livingston announce new hours beginning Feb. 8: 2 pm to 7 pm, Tuesdays to Fridays and 8 am to 2 pm Saturdays
Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.

Other News

N.J. moves to implement new federal law, establish emergency number 988 this summer to allow people experiencing mental health crises to access behavioral health professionals who can send support to caller’s location without involving police
NJ Spotlight News

IRS asks taxpayers to file 2021 return electronically to reduce delays amid COVID workforce shortages, federal funding gaps as N.J. says federal tax-return processing won’t impact distribution of state refunds
NJ Spotlight News