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Bloomfield School District named one of the Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants
Bloomfield High School Fine and Performing Arts

Montclair YMCA to host free Healthy Kids Day at Glenridge Ave location Apr. 30 with arts and crafts, yoga, games, and snacks with preregistration required
YMCA of Montclair

Newark water treatment plant serving Bloomfield, East Orange, Belleville to receive $23m in improvements to enhance area water quality
TAPinto Newark

Newark’s police department will stay under federal oversight through 2023 over civil rights abuse, officer misconduct documented by federal investigation in 2014

Local News

Bloomfield High School teacher and athletics coach Lenore Imhof, BHS class of 1984, retires after 27 years with the district
Essex News Daily

Ridgewood Ave pedestrian bridge at Brookdale Park will be closed through Apr. 17
Brookdale Park Conservancy

Bloomfield Middle School will be featured in the New Jersey Education Association’s video “Making the Grade,” highlighting the school’s Wingman youth leadership program
Bloomfield Public Schools

LK-Yoga is offering an Easter-themed Pop Up Yoga Class for children age 5 to 12 on Apr. 20 at Lovlee Art Studios
Community contribution Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield Craft group is hosting a free learn how to knit craft night at the Civic Center on Apr. 20 with preregistration required
Bloomfield Craft Group

Bloomfield residents interested in joining the adult Sunday softball league can sign up at the Civic Center
Community contribution Bloomfield Pulse

N.J. MVC will have its mobile agency at the Salvation Army Citadel in Montclair Apr. 21 with preregistration required for drivers license and registration renewal, non-driver ID issue, veteran and handicap designations
Montclair Local

Clara Mass Medical Center will be hosting a free glucose and blood pressure screening at the Halpin-Bitecola Brookdale Funeral Home on Apr. 20 with preregistration required
Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce

Maplewood library’s Ideas Festival returns with virtual and in person events Apr. 19-29 with presentations from local authors, activists, food writers, and theater experts
The Village Green

Other News

Less than half of N.J. students who graduated high school in 2021 took the SAT as more colleges made testing optional amid pandemic

Lawsuit by former business school human resources managers claims Rutgers created fake jobs for graduates of their MBA program to boost the school’s ranking

New report from environmental coalition Empower NJ says state’s annual greenhouse gas emissions have increased by 20% in the last four years, warns pending fossil fuel projects could increase emissions further
NJ Indy