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Individuals and groups can sign up to participate in Bloomfield’s town-wide cleanup Apr. 30 with registration open through Apr. 22
Township of Bloomfield

Community cat welfare organization CPAW NJ celebrates fifth anniversary with free spay, neuter, vaccinations for pet cats in Bloomfield on Mar. 28 with preregistration required

30 lead water lines on Bloomfield’s Main Terrace will be replaced with $255k allocated in latest federal budget
Township of Bloomfield

Nearly 1 in 8 N.J. residents are behind on their utility bills as state’s utility moratorium ends Mar. 15 with officials urging residents to apply for expanded financial assistance programs
New Jersey Monitor

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Essex County chapter of Native Plant Society of N.J. to host free winter native plant walk at Brookdale Park starting at the pollinator garden on Mar. 19

Bloomfield High School’s Pulse String Company will be performing traditional Irish and Scottish music at Brookdale Reformed Church on Mar. 19
Brookdale Reformed Church

Mar. 16 Bloomfield Environmental Commission meeting to discuss Earth Day event, pollinator pathways, county roundtable on leaf blowers
Township of Bloomfield

Public notice: Bloomfield seeks bids to provide rodent control services through 2022 with a submission deadline of Mar. 22
Bloomfield Public Notices

Public notice: Essex County to issue $2.1m bond for purchase of buses for senior services, vehicles for the sheriff and prosecutor’s office
Bloomfield Public Notices

The Youth Lounge in Bloomfield is hosting an open house for their summer camp programing Mar. 19
The Youth Lounge

Military veterans, active service members, reservists, and family members with open claims with Veterans Affairs can call into a claims clinic on Mar. 21 hosted by Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill with preregistration required
Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill

West Orange Special Education Parent Association is hosting an inclusive camp fair for parents to learn more about summer programing and services available for area children with special needs at the West Orange High School on Apr. 1
Bloomfield SEPAC

Newark-based People’s Organization for Progress is hosting a march for Z’Kye Husain, Black teen targeted by Bridgewater police in mall fight, on Mar. 19 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Bridgewater
People’s Organization for Progress

Other News

COVID’s endemic stage will come when infections reach steady rate without large outbreaks as potential variants, vaccine inequity underly continued international pandemic designation

NJ Spotlight News is hosting a virtual roundtable on living with COVID as state officials look to virus’s endemic phase on Mar. 16
NJ Spotlight News

2020 U.S. Census undercounted Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous Americans at a higher rate than white or Asian Americans, undermining equitable distribution of federal resources
Associated Press