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Mar. 10 First Ward community meeting: Bloomfield police to temporarily increase targeting of drivers not yielding to pedestrians, storm water study ongoing following Ida, street sweeping to return Apr. 1
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield Recreation is accepting applications from artists to design and create a mural on the Spruce St footbridge near Foley Field with bids due Mar. 23
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Bloomfield opens 2022-2023 kindergarten registration online for all schools with registration for grades 1-12 to open in summer
Bloomfield School District

TSA extended the mask mandate on public transportation to Apr. 18 as N.J. entered its third pandemic year with 3 in 4 residents vaccinated against COVID, 1 in 5 having gotten infected, 4 in 1000 killed by the virus
TAPinto West Orange

Local News

Bloomfield Class of 2025 is hosting a “Let Freedom Ring” tricky tray Mar. 18 to raise funds for class activities
Bloomfield Class of 2025

Bloomfield library’s Romance Book Club to meet virtually Mar. 30 with current selection “Written in the Stars” available at adult circulation desk
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield is hosting a document shredding event May 14 at Pulaski Park
Pro Shred Security

Bloomfield Pulse Facebook group celebrates 8th anniversary of being an online space that keeps residents informed of local events, store openings, and news
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield’s Ram Gotrasse, Nasaiah Jackson, and Seth Edwards won Bloomfield High School Peer Leadership 3-on-3 basketball tournament
Bloomfield High School Peer Leadership

Carteret Elementary School students celebrated Black History month by putting on a “wax museum” project where students dressed as an important figure in Black Historys and presented oral autobiographies
Essex News Daily

COVID: Bloomfield confirmed cases reach 11,558 with 156 deaths as of Mar. 14
Essex County

NAACP’s Oranges and Maplewood branch to host a free virtual panel on women’s health Mar. 16 with preregistration required
Oranges and Maplewood NAACP

Essex County Parks is hosting a parks photography contest with professional, adult, and youth categories and submissions due Sept. 7
Essex County Environmental Center

Other News

N.J. Supreme Court ruled that public officials must release police disciplinary records in the state when the public’s interest in them outweighs an officer’s concerns of confidentiality
New Jersey Monitor

N.J. to use $641m settlement with Johnson & Johnson, opioid distributors to fund recovery, addiction prevention, first-responder and research programs in ongoing opioid epidemic with 3k dead in 2021 alone
Press of Atlantic City

Number of active white supremacist and anti-government extremist groups dropped in the U.S. for third straight year to 733 in 2021 with decreases tied to increased acceptance of far-right ideology by political mainstream
Associated Press