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Watsessing Elementary School teacher Laura Foster named Bloomfield School District Teacher of the Year
Watsessing Home and School Association

Bloomfield’s Rise medical cannabis dispensary among seven approved to sell recreational cannabis once final inspections and licenses are issued with Montclair’s Ascend dispensary awaiting local approval

Virtual Second Ward Community Meeting planned Apr. 13 on Zoom with Mayor Michael Venezia, Second Ward Councilman Nicholas Joanow
Township of Bloomfield

N.J.’s seven-day average for confirmed COVID cases was 1,460 on Apr. 12 as transmission rate reached 1.29, indicating expansion of outbreak driven by BA.2 subvariant

Local News

Bloomfield’s Green Grocer Food Hub launches 2022 CSA season with membership now available for locally grown shares of salad greens, vegetables, and fruits
Green Grocer Food Hub

COVID: Bloomfield confirmed cumulative cases reach 11,719, deaths at 157 as of Apr. 12
Essex County

Bloomfield residents interested in broadcasting, content creation, and video streaming can apply to be a part of the public access TV advisory committee should contact Councilman Ted Gamble
Township of Bloomfield

Next meeting of Bloomfield library’s Romance Book Club is Apr. 27 with copies of the current selection “Rebel” available at the adult circulation desk
Bloomfield Public Library

Kreme and Krumbs is hiring ice cream scoopers starting in May for their new Montclair location after announcing Apr. 16 as final day in Bloomfield
Kreme and Krumbs

Montclair library is hosting a free coding and robotics open house for children in grades K-8 on Apr. 16
Montclair Public Library

Newark man killed, two injured in Apr. 10 shooting on First Ave in Bloomfield in what police describe as “isolated, target incident”
Bloomfield Patch

Friends of Watsessing Park Conservancy and Essex County Parks are collecting cardboard donations to expand the park’s butterfly garden, seek volunteers Apr. 18-23 to lay out paths
Friends of Watsessing Park Conservancy

Montclair-based Northeast Earth Coalition is hosting a series of virtual and in-person events to celebrate Earth Day beginning Apr. 13
Northeast Earth Coalition

South Orange-Maplewood School District is recommending students returning from spring break wear masks during the first full week back to school
The Village Green

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo closed its outdoor bird exhibits Apr. 1 in precautionary measure to protect animals from avian flu discovered in Michigan, detected in nearby wild bird populations
Essex County

Other News

Candidates applying for a N.J. bus driver license can waive the “Under the Hood” portion of the exam from Apr. 1 to June. 30
Asbury Park Patch

Majority of N.J. hospital workers, long-term care staff have received COVID vaccination booster as state’s Apr. 11 deadline for third shot passes, employers required to impose disciplinary action on those without vaccine exemptions

Philadelphia to reinstate indoor mask mandate Apr. 18 as precaution following 60% rise in new COVID cases in last 10 days with daily average new infections reaching 142
The Philadelphia Inquirer