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Bloomfield’s quarterly taxes were due May 1 with 10 calendar days until interest charged
Township of Bloomfield

U.S. Supreme Court confirms authenticity of leaked draft majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, ending federal right to abortion once formalized

Right to abortion protected by law in N.J. where the procedure will continue to be available by pill, in clinics and medical facilities if U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, federal right to abortion
The Philadelphia Inquirer

N.J. sees highest 7-day average of new COVID cases since Feb. 8 at 2,203 as rate of community transmission in Essex County raised to “medium” by CDC

Local News

Bloomfield High School Home and School Association is selling Bengal blankets with orders accepted through PayPal or by check
Community contribution from Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield Little League members replaced old batting cage nets at Vassar Field last weekend
Bloomfield Little League

New ramen and ceviche restaurant 7 Doors Down set to open at 285 Glenwood Ave in Bloomfield this May
TAPinto Bloomfield

Montclair YMCA is hosting low-cost water safety classes for children age 6-14 at the Park Street YMCA May 23-27 with preregistration required
YMCA of Montclair

Musical artist Betty Who will headline inaugural Montclair Pride Festival Concert at the Wellmont Theater on Jun. 11 with tickets now on sale

Port Authority says it will respond in next two months to community’s call to reject proposed Amazon freight hub in Newark citing doubled injury rate for workers in Amazon warehouses

Advocates push for state and federal funding to build new University Hospital building in Newark citing overcrowding, aging campus

72% of Essex County residents are full vaccinated against COVID with 44% having received their first booster as of May 2
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Area high school students can work out for free at the Planet Fitness locations in Clifton or East Orange from May 16 to Aug. 31

Other News

N.J. Supreme Court rules unanimously that police can’t promise to keep things suspects say secret, contradict or diminish Miranda warnings to entice people to confess to crimes
New Jersey Monitor

N.J. to use $50m of federal disaster recovery funds to purchase homes flooded by remnants of Hurricane Ida, $10m for municipal green infrastructure projects in storm preparedness effort