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N.J. attorney general investigating police pursuit that led to the motor vehicle deaths of three at the Bloomfield-Glen Ridge-Montclair border early May 10 less than two weeks after state relaxed public safety guidelines for police pursuits

Bloomfield community organizations, sports teams, or individuals interested in participating in the Memorial Day parade on May 30 can preregister by contacting the recreation department
Bloomfield Pulse

Nearly 1 in 2 single-family homes in Newark were bought by corporations from 2017 to 2020 as Rutgers-Newark report outlines loss of access to affordable housing by area working people due to rent-seeking by investor class
TAPinto Newark

Essex County is closing its West Orange COVID vaccination and testing center as the former Sears building at the Livingston Mall remain open for testing and vaccinations Tuesdays and Thursdays
West Orange Patch

Local News

May 12 Bloomfield Zoning Board meeting to discuss variances for childcare center at Presbyterian Church on the Green, patio and addition on Williamson Ave, Evans Rd
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield High School boy’s volleyball advanced to the county championship final after beating Millburn and East Side
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green’s “Something Beautiful” concert with Corinna Adler has been postponed to Jun. 25
Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green

Bloomfield High School Thespian Society’s spring project “One Step Closer” written, produced and performed by students will be May 13-14 at the Bloomfield High School Auditorium with tickets available for purchase online or at the door
Bloomfield Public Schools

COVID: Bloomfield confirmed cumulative cases rise to 12,128, deaths to 159 as of May 9
Essex County

Junior League of Montclair and Newark is hosting an advocates’ virtual roundtable to discuss the impact of the COVID pandemic on children on May 12 with preregistration required
The Junior League of Montclair and Newark

Montclair’s Buzz Aldrin Middle School joins high school in implementing short term masking requirement amid increase in COVID cases
Montclair Local

Watchung Booksellers in Montclair to host author Mark Rozzo to discuss his book “Everybody Thought We Were Crazy” on May 12

Essex County Environmental Center is hosting Saturday morning outdoor yoga May 14, 21, and 28 with registration required
Essex County Parks

Other News

New federal policy permits up to 1.5m immigrants with expired work permits to continue working for up to a 18 months as the federal government works to clear a backlog of applications
NJ Spotlight News

Only driver’s licenses with new federal “Real ID” requirements will be accepted at airports beginning May 2023 for travelers without passports, other federal ID as N.J. residents encouraged to update licenses in advance