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N.J. plastic bag ban starts May 4 with grocery stores no longer allowed to distribute single-use paper or plastic bags, all food business banned from distributing Styrofoam containers

Convenience stores, restaurant, cafes, delis, liquor stores, movie theaters, and food trucks among retailers that will be still allowed to distribute single-use paper bags when N.J. plastic bag ban goes into effect

N.J. schools and nonprofits can apply for a one-year waiver exempting them from state’s upcoming Styrofoam container ban

N.J. food pantries and nonprofits get 6-month have until Nov. 4 to stop distributing single-use plastic bags

Local News

ZURA Blooms yoga studio and AC Dance studio celebrated grand openings Apr. 22 at 71 Washington St in Bloomfield
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Bloomfield resident John Klapmust celebrated his 103rd birthday at the Job Haines Home on Apr. 12
Essex News Daily

Bloomfield restaurant The Brookdale is hosting a fundraiser for Demarest Elementary School on Apr. 26
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield’s Best Kids is hosting a glow in the dark bingo parents night out on Apr. 30 in Belleville
Bloomfield’s Best Kids

COVID: Bloomfield confirmed cumulative cases reach 11,890, deaths rise to 158 as of Apr. 25
Essex County

Out Montclair is looking for local talent to perform at Montclair Pride on Jun. 11 with applications due May 6
Out Montclair

Luna Stage in West Orange to host theatrical comedy “The Giant Void In my Soul” with pay-what-you-choose performances running from Apr. 28 to May 22
New Jersey Stage

Other News

Make the Road New Jersey is hosting a free 12-week long virtual English class at the basic and intermediate level for Spanish speakers with online registration ending Apr. 30
Make the Road New Jersey

N.J. to get and additional $13M for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and residents can submit their applications for aid until June 30

N.J. will get $2.5M in federal funds to change suicide hotline number to 988 by July