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Bloomfield Animal Shelter will waive adoption fees at same-day adoption event Feb. 13 at the Bloomfield Civic Center
Supporters of Bloomfield Animal Shelter

Bloomfield High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams take first round wins at Essex County Tournament Feb. 3 before losing to Newark Tech and East Orange
TAPinto Bloomfield

New study finds Newark, other large N.J. school systems with majority Black and Latino students from low-income neighborhoods are the most underfunded districts in the state due to increased school standards, stagnant funding since 2008 funding formula implementation
Chalkbeat Newark

Up to 250k N.J. freelancers, independent contractors, or self-employed workers who were mistakenly overpaid federal unemployment benefits during pandemic won’t have to repay funds under new federal guidance

Local News

Bloomfield’s municipal building has charging stations for electric cars
Community contribution Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield Recreation to host supervised Valentine’s Day pizza party Feb. 14 for grades K-6 featuring craft project, movies, and games, tickets are $20 with pre registration required
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Berkeley HSA is hosting a kids’ night out fundraiser on Feb. 15, pre-registration required by Feb. 11, purchase tickets for $25 per child, $20 per sibling
Berkeley Home and School Association

Montclair State to host performance of “Strange Fruit,” dance performance about lynching during the Jim Crow Era, Feb. 10-13, tickets are $50, free to MSU undergrads
Peak Performances

Montclair Public Library to host Montclair Film retrospective featuring work of first Black feature filmmaker Oscar Micheaux Fridays from Feb. 11-25, tuition is $30
Montclair Public Library

New N.J. comptroller report identifies East Orange for-profit nursing home Grove Manor as among state’s 15 one-star nursing homes, requests state impose Medicaid restrictions to force improvements

NAACP’s Newark branch to host mental health and wellness event on Facebook Live Feb. 10
Newark NAACP

Other News

N.Y. Gov. Hochul lifts state’s mask mandate for business, indoor spaces as masking will remain required in schools, public transportation, care settings

C.T. joins N.J. and N.Y. in plan to ease statewide mask mandates in most indoor settings, schools
New York Times