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Bloomfield Center Alliance is kicking of the 2022 Dinner Under the Stars season June 3 with a performance by Jazz group the Jarett Walser Pack on Washington St in downtown Bloomfield
Bloomfield Center Alliance

The deadline to register to vote in N.J.’s 2022 primary elections is May 17 with online registration available
State of New Jersey

Gov. Murphy expects latest COVID surge to peak by June as more counties approach high risk COVID transmission levels, NYC health officials urge masking in indoor public places

People infected with the COVID Omicron variant are already reporting second infections by newer subvariants as experts predict virus may no longer be seasonal but may circulate like common-cold with vaccines, boosters remaining best protection against serious illness
The New York Times

Local News

Bloomfield students who plan on playing sports in the fall must have a preparticipation physical evaluation conducted by a doctor this summer
Community contribution from Citizens of Bloomfield

Watsessing HSA is hosting a Movie Under the Stars on May 20 at Watsessing Elementary School with a showing of “Horton Hears a Who”
Watsessing Home and School Association

COVID: Bloomfield confirmed cumulative cases rise to 12,244, deaths at 159 as of May 16
Essex County

Greater Essex Community Uplift Foundation and the Eta Pi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity is hosting their second Community Uplift 5K Fun Run and Walk on May 21 in West Orange
Greater Essex Community Uplift Foundation

Popolari pizza and pasta bar in Bloomfield is hosting a fundraiser for Demarest Elementary School’s sixth grade class on May 17
Demarest Home and School Association

Bloomfield library’s romance book club’s next meeting is June. 1 with current selection “The Roommate” available at the adult circulation desk
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield library to host recording artist Marc Berger’s “The Ride,” concert inspired by American West, on May 21
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield’s Temple Ner Tamid is hosting a 5K run and 1K fun run fundraiser near Bloomfield Middle School on May 22 with preregistration closing May 20
Temple Ner Tamid

AAPI Montclair is hosting a lantern festival to honor those killed and harmed by violence and injustice at Edgemont Park on May 20
TAPinto Nutley

Rutgers-Newark Professor Salamishah Tillet awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for her essays on race in arts and culture
Newark Patch

Essex County Schools of Technology summer robotics academy runs July 5-22 and accepting applications until May 20 for students is grades 5-8
Essex County

Other News

N.J. youth prison reform: as number of incarcerated youth in state declines, state task force recommends building more youth prisons, drawing rebuke from advocates who point to racially disparate impact of incarceration, high costs to taxpayers
New Jersey Monitor

N.J. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that drivers who flee crashes that leave multiple people dead can only be charged once with fleeing the scene
New Jersey Monitor

Paterson school district ends mask mandate after school board vote on May 12