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Bloomfield Animal Shelter is seeking donations of child-sized play equipment for their outdoor animal area
Bloomfield Animal Shelter

Mar. 14 Bloomfield town council meeting recap: 41 mental health emergencies in February saw social worker or EMS response in new public safety initiative to reduce police interactions, outdoor dining expected to continue with updated noise regulations, Sacred Heart site slated for redevelopment
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield’s community-wide Juneteenth celebration to return for second year, seek volunteers for event planning
Township of Bloomfield

N.J.’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission began accepting applications for prospective recreational cannabis retailers Mar. 14 with more than 170 applications already filed, no limit on number of retail licenses in the state
Asbury Park Press

Local News

Bloomfield resident and filmmaker Thomas Ryan’s new film “Splinter” will be screened at the Garden State Film Festival in Cranford on Mar. 23
Community contribution Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield’s Garden State Parkway service area has been renamed to honor Larry Doby, the first Black baseball player to integrate the American Baseball League after a career start with the Negro League’s Newark Eagles

Demarest HSA is hosting a “Spirit Wear” online apparel sale open through Mar. 27
Demarest Home and School Association

Bloomfield residents interested in setting up an above ground pool in the summer need to apply for a permit from the Zoning Board
Township of Bloomfield

Montclair YMCA to host their 39th annual “Montclair Run” 10K race and 2-mile walk and fun run on Jun. 5 with early registration discount available
YMCA of Montclair

Newark council member Joseph McCallum Jr. pleads guilty to bribery charges connected to real estate development scheme
NJ Spotlight News

The Arc of Essex County is is hosting a 5K run and family walk to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families at the South Mountain Recreation Complex on Apr. 9
The Arc of Essex County

Essex County Division of Senior Services is hosting a essay writing contest for people age 60+ to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience, or significant period of their life with all submissions due by Apr. 11
West Orange Patch

Watsessing HSA seeks volunteers to run book fair on Mar. 28-30 with registration available online
Watsessing Home and School Association

Other News

N.J. Department of Human Services has extended its deadline for its annual Teen Media Contest for students grades 8-12 to Apr. 29 with top three submissions receiving cash prizes, exhibition in statehouse
N.J. Department of Human Services

In-person and virtual events planned for Garden State Film Festival’s 20th anniversary in and around Asbury Park beginning Mar. 23
Asbury Park Press