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Financial assistance is available from PSE&G for Bloomfield residents behind on their utility bills as state’s utility-shut-off moratorium set to end Mar. 15 with application assistance available from Bloomfield Human Services
Township of Bloomfield

Essex County Board of Elections drops plan to reshape Montclair’s 4th Ward, wards in Newark after local leaders cite concerns new electoral maps would disproportionately impact Black and Brown voters
Montclair Local

Masks will continue to be required on N.J. school buses, public transportation after state’s school mask mandate is lifted Mar. 7 as per federal guidelines

Applications opened Feb. 10 for small business owners to apply for grants from N.J. Economic Development Authority for building improvements, purchases of new furniture or equipment
N.J. Economic Development Authority

Local News

Bloomfield Baseball Association opens registration for spring season weeknight baseball for teens ages 13-17, early-bird registration ends Feb.26
Bloomfield Baseball Association

Fairview Home and School Association is hosting a Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Fundraiser now through Mar. 7
Fairview Home and School Association

Correction: Berkeley HSA’s Valentine’s Day kids’ night out event is Feb. 14 for ages 4 and up, featuring pizza, chocolate making, and games, tickets $25 per student, $20 per sibling
Berkeley Home and School Association

Human Needs Food Pantry seeking donations of new sheets, towels at weekend donation day Feb. 12
Human Needs Food Pantry

Artist of Montclair’s iconic rooster mural, Thomas Reitter, passed away Feb. 5 at the age of 71

Montclair State to begin disbursing federal aid funds to qualifying students who receive financial aid this month, students who did not qualify may request a review from schools financial aid office
Montclair Patch

Essex County is now accepting entries for its annual Legacies Writing Content for residents ages 60+, submission deadline is Apr. 11
Essex County

Vice Pres. Kamala Harris will be in Newark Feb. 11 to discuss lead pipe replacement in the state after $1b in federal dollars earmarked to support replacement of 350k pipes in the state

Other News

ICYMI: CVS, Walgreens, and Costco are among N.J. retailers where you can obtain 3 free N95 masks per person as part of federal program

N.J. MVC warns against scammers requesting drivers license, social security numbers through official-looking communications