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Newark Museum of Art seeks film submissions for its 48th annual Black Film Festival, submission period is Mar. 1 through Apr. 1
Newark Black Film Festival

Glen Ridge Arts and Eco fair seeks merchants, vendors, artists for May 21 event, deadline to apply is Mar. 15
Glen Ridge Arts and Eco fair

Succeed 2Gether seeks event proposals from writers, editors, community groups, or publishers for its 2022 Montclair Literary Festival May 7, submission deadline Feb. 28
Succeed 2Gether

Essex County seeks art submissions made of non-recyclable plastics for their 2022 “G’art’bage” contest, submission deadline Apr. 8
Essex County Environmental Center

Local News

Bloomfield Animal Shelter seeks rescue or experienced adopters for fully vetted, small male dogs, Teddy and Will, surrendered together
Bloomfield Animal Shelter

Watsessing HSA is hosting its first meeting of the year on Zoom Feb. 17
Watsessing Home and School Association

Feb. 17 Bloomfield zoning board special meeting to discuss application to construct driveway at 68 Lexington Ave, childcare facilities application for Presbyterian Church on the Green
Township of Bloomfield

People’s Organization for Progress is hosting an online event honoring the legacy of Malcolm X Feb. 17 on their Facebook page
People’s Organization for Progress

Oranges & Maplewood NAACP branch will host a virtual night of music with gospel singer Joshua Nelson in celebration of Black History Month on Feb. 17, purchase tickets online
Oranges & Maplewood NAACP

South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is hosting two virtual trivia nights with a focus on learning about Black history and culture Feb. 17 and 20
South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race

Montclair Foundation’s Van Vleck House hosting specialty plant sale now through Feb. 25, featuring trees, shrubs, and perennials
Van Vleck House and Gardens

Junior League of Montclair-Newark seeks participants for its sleep out fundraiser event to benefit youth shelter Covenant House on Mar. 4
Covenant House

Other News

N.J. lawmakers, Gov. Murphy back plan to limit cost of life-saving drugs including insulin, asthma inhalers, EpiPens for about one-third of state’s residents covered by state-regulated insurance plans

Rutgers study sets benchmark for measuring impact of cannabis legalization in N.J., finding Black residents 4x more likely to be arrested for possession, Black students 2x more likely to be suspended under criminalization

Former CIA officer, acting director of N.J. Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Laurie Doran is first woman to be permanently appointed to role