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ICYMI: Local vendors will be at the one-year anniversary celebration of the Local Small Biz Popup Shop at Bloomfield’s VFW Post 711 Apr. 23-24
Local Small Biz Pop Up

Registration is open for students in grades 5-8 for Essex County STEAM Academy’s free summer camps focused on auto tech, graphic design, cosmetology, music tech, fashion, and law
Essex County STEAM Career Academy

130 health experts sent a letter to Gov. Murphy asking him to reject the permit for Passaic Valley sewage utility’s planned backup fossil fuel plant in Newark amid environmental justice concerns

Moderna and Pfizer are testing “bivalent” COVID vaccines targeting original strain and Omicron variants with results expected in June 2022, new booster shots in the fall
The Associated Press

Local News

APEM Creamery is opening for their summer season Apr. 23 with online orders available, donations to the New Jersey Conservation Foundation matched for Earth Day
APEM Creamery

Branch Brook Park is hosting free outdoor Zumba on Saturdays starting Apr. 23 with preregistration required
Branch Brook Park Alliance

Make the Road New Jersey is hosting a virtual forum Apr. 26 on the potential Amazon Air Hub planned for Newark airport amid concerns about worker rights, negative environmental impacts
Make the Road New Jersey

Bloomfield to host free paper shredding event at Pulaski Park on May 14
Township of Bloomfield

Final 2022 Cherry Blossom Talk about the history of Branch Brook Park will be Apr. 27 at park’s Cherry Blossom Center
Essex County Parks

Out Montclair is hosting a Drag Queen Karaoke Night fundraiser for Pride Montclair at Just Jake’s on Apr. 27 with preregistration required
Out Montclair

Watchung Booksellers in Montclair to host CNN reporter Zain Ejiofor Asher to discuss her book “Where the Children Take Us” Apr. 27 with registration and masks are required for admission

Other News

Local 713 labor union cancels its petition for election at Bayonne Amazon warehouse

Gov. Murphy signed legislation to raise the Election Day pay of poll workers from $200 to $300