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Bloomfield residents can book space in township parks for parties by emailing the recreation department
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Mar. 28 Bloomfield Town Council meeting to include proclamations honoring local youth sports, Vietnam War veterans, and Women’s History Month, discussion of fee waivers for local events, establishment of Juneteenth advisory committee
Township of Bloomfield

46th Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival runs Apr. 2-10 in Newark’s Branch Brook Park showcasing nation’s largest cherry blossom display concerts with live music, food, kids activities, and bike, run, and walk races planned

N.J. residents seeking state financial assistance for past due utility bills before June 15 will get a 60-day grace period from service suspension while they await application review in legislation signed by Gov. Murphy Mar. 28

Local News

Bloomfield library’s spring story time schedule begins Mar. 29 Tuesdays and Thursdays with Spanish story time Saturdays and registration required through library’s online calendar
Bloomfield Public Library

COVID: Bloomfield confirmed cumulative cases rise to 11,596 as deaths remain at 157 as of Mar. 28
Essex County

Junior League of Montclair and Newark to host a three-part virtual series on Black women’s mental health starting Mar. 29 with preregistration required
The Junior League of Montclair-Newark

Bloomfield-based Daren Memorial Foundation, mental health and arts nonprofit, is hosting a free webinar about the effects of social media on mental health on Mar. 30
Darren Memorial Foundation

Berkeley HSA is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair starting Mar. 28 to Apr. 1 with online ordering available
Berkeley Home and School Association

Bloomfield Cub Scout Pack 2 is hosting an information session for boys and girls grades K-5 and boys in grades 5-12 at Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green on Mar. 29
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Essex County is hosting a drive through job fair at the Essex County Cherry Blossom Welcome Center in Newark’s Branch Brook Park on Mar. 31
Essex County Board of Commissioners

NAACP of the Oranges and Maplewood is hosting a virtual discussion on college and career readiness on Apr. 2
NAACP of the Oranges and Maplewood

Drawing classes for kids available Saturdays weekly at Montclair comic book store East Side Mags beginning Apr. 2
East Side Mags

Other News

Immigrant rights group Make the Road NJ is hosting a virtual discussion on how to apply for occupational licenses regardless of immigration status on their Facebook page Mar. 29
Make the Road New Jersey

N.J. food banks and charities that distribute meals will have a six-month extension to comply with the state’s single-use plastic bag ban set to go into effect on May 4
Asbury Park Press

Beginning of recreational cannabis sales in N.J. further delayed as state commission seeks to address potential supply shortages, approves new 68 cultivator and manufacturer licences