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Bloomfield will move from N.J.’s 28th District to the 34th under the new legislative redistricting map which where Ralph Caputo, Brittany Timberlake will represent residents in state’s assembly, senate seat will be determined by election in 2023
TAPinto Bloomfield

N.J. Turnpike Authority approves $10m subsidy for Garden State Parkway service area updates that include controversial Chick-fil-A location at Brookdale South rest stop in Bloomfield

Free educational workshops for Essex County students in grades 5-8 will be held at West Caldwell Tech now through Feb. 26
Essex County Schools of Technology

Residents in lower-wealth towns in Essex County pay higher effective property tax rates than homeowners in more affluent towns, indicating regressive taxation structure
Bloomfield Patch

Local News

CVS stores are implementing dedicated lunch breaks for their pharmacists and plan to shut down all pharmacy services for 30 minutes daily at 1:30 pm beginning Feb. 28
Drug Store News

Montclair Public Library will host “Other Imagery” art gallery featuring local artists Paul Brown, Glen Frieson, Willie Kearney until Feb. 25
Montclair Local

The Vanguard Theater in Montclair to host a performance of “A Portrait of Ray,” a musical tribute to Ray Charles, Feb. 25
Montclair Patch

Walk honoring the life of Trayvon Martin on the 10th anniversary of his murder will be hosted by South Orange-Maplewood justice coalition Feb. 26
SoMa Justice

Newark schools plan to continue masking rules after state mandate ends Mar. 7 with Clifton going mask optional, East Orange undecided

Upcoming events with Essex County’s environmental center include birding walk through West Caldwell’s Hatfield Swamp and Newark’s Weequahic Park, learn to skate class at Codey Arena
Essex County Park

Other News

Under cannabis legalization, N.J. employers cannot fire, discipline, or refuse to hire someone who tests positive for cannabis as court case seeks determine legality of workplace impairment recognition experts

N.J. medical cannabis dispensaries were able to start selling for recreational use Feb. 22 but state says many applications are incomplete as further regulatory delays expected in legalization push
NJ Spotlight