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Bloomfield fire and engineering departments to begin hydrant flushing May 9, aiming to service township’s approximately 1,200 fire hydrants over four months with sediment in water possible in neighborhoods where hydrants are being flushed
Township of Bloomfield

Area households with low incomes or those receiving certain government assistance for food, health, education, housing, retirement, disability, or veterans needs may qualify for free high speed internet under new federal plan announced May 9
Federal Communications Commission

Gov. Murphy signs executive order allowing LGBTQ+-owned businesses to register as part of the state’s certification programing recognizing small businesses owned by other historically marginalized populations
Newark Patch

Majority of N.J. state school board members, acting commissioner stand by 2020 decision to include gender identity and abortion in state’s new sex education standards after reactionary response to implementation
Chalkbeat Newark

Local News


Bloomfield library is hosting Storytime Boogie on May 11 in the library theater with preregistration required
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield is hosting a free webinar for parents on social media safety May 11 with preregistration required
Township of Bloomfield

Berkeley HSA to host “Havana Nights” tricky tray May 12 at The Chandelier in Belleville
Berkeley Home and School Association

Bloomfield Town Pub is hosting a fundraiser for the Bloomfield High School Theater Department on May 13
Bloomfield Pulse

Remains of a soldier from Bloomfield’s Larry S. Wassil, army sergeant killed during World War II in Germany will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery on May 13
Essex News Daily

Watchung Booksellers in Montclair will host a virtual event with author and publisher Jonathan Galassi to discuss his book “School Days” on May 11
Baristanet

Branch Brook Park in Newark has free yoga every Thursday and Saturday with preregistration required
Branch Brook Park Alliance

Three Republican candidates hoping to run against NJ-11 Rep. Mikie Sherrill will participate in a primary debate hosted by the Morristown Area League of Women Voters on YouTube May 11
Chatham Patch

Newark education activist and community leader Wilhelmina Holder has died at the age of 70
TAPinto Newark

Other News


Exams for a driver’s permit from the N.J. MVC will be now be held online for public and private high school students learning drivers education
NJ.com

N.J. plans $20m in improvement to state’s unemployment system including new modernization office, agile software development strategy, revamped online application, more claims agents after pandemic challenges
NJ Spotlight News