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Apr. 25 Bloomfield town council meeting to discuss prohibiting off-duty cannabis use by police, appointments to Juneteenth advisory committee, fire department strategic plan
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield Middle School students take 6 of 10 top spots at the 2022 Northern New Jersey Stock Market Game, including first place
Bloomfield Public Schools

Essex County opened applications for its 2022 summer youth employment program for residents ages 16-24 with deadline to apply online May 20
Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Health experts recommend continuing to wear masks on mass transit, other essential public spaces like pharmacies and grocery stores, to protect yourself and immunocompromised people who need access to essential services

Local News

Bloomfield Recreation’s little league baseball opening day is Apr. 23 with a parade from Oakview Elementary School to Vassar Field
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Bloomfield Recreation’s softball league opening day is Apr. 24 with an ceremony planned at Pulaski Park before first game
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Bloomfield library Queer Book Club’s next meeting is May 3 on Zoom with the current selection “Can’t Take That Away” available at the adult circulation desk
Bloomfield Public Library

Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair seeks donations of spring and summer clothes in larger sizes with donations accepted Tuesday and Thursday mornings
Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair

Montclair’s Watchung Booksellers to host author Theresa Brown to discuss her book “Healing: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient” on Apr. 28

Comedian poses as Newark cop in prank viral video of man in police uniform smoking weed while directing traffic amid opening of state’s legal cannabis market

MTV Video Music Awards to return to Newark’s Prudential Center Aug. 28

Newark City Council passed a resolution calling on Mayor Ras Baraka to prohibit Newark police officers from using cannabis while off-duty
TAPinto Newark

Essex County’s STEAM Career Academy is hosting free workshops for students grades 5-8 on Apr. 30 in engineering, culinary arts, music production, and graphic design at West Caldwell Tech
Essex County STEAM Academy

Essex County College partners with Caldwell University, St. George’s University School of Medicine to create 7-year program for students interested in attending medical school

Other News

N.J. Department of Environmental Protection launches online tool for municipalities and counties to predict storm scenarios as increases in rainfall, flooding expected due to climate change
NJ Spotlight News

N.J. new daily COVID cases remain above 2k for second day in a row Apr. 22 as BA.2 subvariant accounts for 4 in 5 new positive tests

Jersey City and Bayonne prohibit cannabis use by off-duty police officers despite N.J. attorney general memo allowing use

Peer-reviewed study shows even mild COVID infections reduced brain size and gray matter, damaged tissue in areas linked to smell, taste, and memory as health experts seek to understand long term impacts of virus