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Bloomfield planning department proposes short term rental rule change including limitation to 2-5 unit owner-occupied properties, registration, inspection, parking requirements, revocation of rental license after two complaints
TAPinto Bloomfield

May 9 Bloomfield Town Council meeting recap: Butterfly Walkers, local lupus awareness nonprofit honored, residents warned against predatory water safety schemes, parking code updates planned
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield settled a lawsuit with racial justice organization Rise Against Hate over denied public records request seeking emails of residents signed up for municipal communications following state supreme court ruling

Bloomfield human services’s “Back 2 School Store” is giving away new school clothes, winter coats, gloves, and backpacks with school supplies to children entering grades K-5 to families who register online
Bloomfield Human Services

Local News

Brookdale School Home and School Association is hosting a car wash fundraiser for the class of 2023 at the school’s parking lot May 14
Community contribution from Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield area soccer players interested in trying out for Bloomfield Soccer Club’s National Team should contact the club via email for more information
Bloomfield Soccer Club

Bloomfield library to host discussion from the Mosaic Dance Theater Company’s performance of “Troy: Women & War” exploring the Trojan war from the perspective of the women involved on May 14
Bloomfield Public Library

People’s Organization for Progress is hosting a virtual town hall discussion on voting rights on May 15
People’s Organization for Progress

Fairview HSA is hosting a “Stroll Through the Garden” Tricky Tray on May 13 tickets with tickets available online
Fairview Home and School Association

Newark LGBTQ Community Center is hosting a book release celebration with Newark author Julio C. Roman for “Out of Space: Creating Safe Spaces in Unlikely Places” on May 17 with preregistration required
Newark LGBTQ Community Center

South Orange Downtown will be hosting their Under Cover Music Fest featuring live music, sidewalk sales, food, and beer garden May 14
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Alzheimer’s New Jersey will host a walk to to raise money to support people and families living with Alzheimer’s at South Mountain Reservation on May 15
Alzheimer’s New Jersey

Newark 2022 election: Mayor Ras Baraka wins third four-year term, East and West Ward council seats go into June runoff as recent redistricting, voter access issues disenfranchised some voters

Essex County Environmental Center is hosting a Passaic River Canoe Trip for adults and children age 12 and up on May 14 with preregistration required
Essex County Environmental Center

Other News

N.J. reports 3,384 new COVID cases May 1 as health officials say only 13% of new cases in the U.S. are being reported amid worldwide decrease in testing, Omicron subvariant driving latest wave

Gov. Murphy conditionally vetoes bill that would close bribery loopholes for political candidates in the state, asks legislature to make law tougher