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Apr. 12 Second Ward community meeting: studies required before Taco Bell can be built on site of former Friendly’s, West Passaic Ave water pumping station pending approval from the state EPA, repairs to Lions Gate Park from Hurricane Ida underway
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield residents hosting garage or yard sales required to apply for a permit with the the township
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield’s RISE cannabis dispensary set to open for recreational sales Apr. 21 at 6 a.m. for first day of N.J.’s legal market

Free day of music, arts event will include giveaways of food, menstrual products, diapers, clothing, and toiletries at Glenfield Park in Montclair on Apr. 24
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Student artwork from Carteret and Oak View elementary schools will be on display in the Bloomfield children’s library until May 7
Bloomfield High School Fine and Performing Arts

Bloomfield Health Department is hosting free lead testing for toys, jewelry, spices, and other household items on Apr. 21 at the municipal building
Bloomfield Health Department

Bloomfield Boy Scout Troop 22 is having a fundraiser at the Wendy’s on Franklin Ave in Belleville on Apr. 20
Community contribution Bloomfield Pulse

APEM Creamery in Bloomfield is hiring a full time assistant manager to work the front and back of the house with applications accepted by email
APEM Creamery

COVID: Bloomfield confirmed cumulative cases at 11,789, deaths at 157 as of Apr. 18
Essex County

Bloomfield is hosting a free COVID vaccine clinic at the Civic Center on Apr. 20 with appointments required
Township of Bloomfield

Montclair State announced that students with religious exemptions for the COVID vaccine will no longer be allowed to live on campus starting summer 2022
The Montclarion

Toni’s Kitchen food pantry s in need of volunteer drivers to assist with pickups and deliveries
TAPinto Montclair

Other News

FDA grants emergency use authorization for a breathalyzer that can test for COVID in 3 minutes, may become available for use in healthcare settings, mobile testing sites, public transportation
The Associated Press

NJ Transit to consider designating a mask-required train car for commuters seeking added protection as federal public transit mask mandate slated to end May 3

Pilot program will allow some N.J. state employees to work from home up to two days a week through June 2023
New Jersey Patch