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Bloomfield is accepting applications to be on the township’s Juneteenth committee with those interested advised to contact Councilwoman Sarah Cruz to submit resume, statement of interest by Mar. 11
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield residents voting in 2nd Ward’s District 12 assigned Demarest School as polling location, residents in 1st Ward’s District 12 to vote at Bloomfield library following ward map updates
Township of Bloomfield

N.J. Department of Health joins CDC in reclassification of Essex, Bergen, and Hudson counties to “low” COVID activity status, rest of state remains at moderate transmission levels
Newark Patch

N.J. won’t raise fare prices on NJ Transit trains, buses, light rail and disability services through at least first half of 2023, fifth year in a row, as free Wifi planned for all buses
NorthJersey.com

Local News


Area classic car owners can sign up to participate in Bloomfield’s 2022 Memorial Day Parade with the Bloomfield Cruisers
Bloomfield Cruisers

Bloomfield Class of 2024 is hosting a fundraiser at Parkside Pizza on Mar. 3
Community contribution Bloomfield Pulse

Mar. 4 Bloomfield rent leveling board meeting to discuss vacancy decontrol application for unit at 88 Monroe Pl
Township of Bloomfield

The Youth Lounge in Bloomfield is hiring coaches for their spring flag football league
The Youth Lounge

Montclair School District joins Bloomfield, Verona, and Nutley in making masking optional for students, staff, and visitors starting Mar. 7 as Newark and East Orange among school districts extending mask mandates
Montclair Local

Bloomfield library’s Queer Book Club to meet on Zoom Mar. 8 with current selection “All My Mother’s Lovers” available at adult circulation desk
Bloomfield Public Library

East Orange is hosting a “Celebration of Dance” for Black History Month culmination with two performances Mar. 5 at Cicely Tyson Middle-High School, pre registration required
East Orange City Hall

Area families, small groups can book private field trips at Essex County Environmental Center including seasonal nature tours, Lenape Village tours, backyard birding and wetland biodiversity
Essex County Environmental Center

Other News


N.J. “Safe Passage” law goes into effect: drivers can be fined for passing people on bikes, scooters, skateboards, or pedestrians in the street without moving over one lane, allowing four feet of space, or slowing to less than 25 mph if safe to do so
NJ.com

N.J. court rules that sentencing teenagers to life sentences is “cruel and unusual punishment,” opens opportunity for 60 people incarcerated as children to be considered for early release after 20 years
NJ.com