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Bloomfield residents interested in running for Bloomfield Board of Education seats must submit a nominating petition to the Essex County Clerk by Jul. 25
Essex County Clerk’s Office

N.J. to waive new statewide standardized test graduation requirement for class of 2023 with results to be used to inform future test iterations

Undocumented N.J. workers who did not qualify for pandemic assistance may qualify for one-time $500 grants from state in new pandemic relief program announced by governor

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Job Haines Home assisted living facility in Bloomfield celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2022
Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce

Bloomfield Community Gardens donated 51 pounds of produce to local food pantries on Jul. 1 bringing total food grown for local food pantries to 163 pounds this season
Bloomfield Community Gardens

Bloomfield residents can check the day trash and recycling pickup by using the search tool on the township’s website or downloading the Recycle Coach app
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield Little League 12U All Stars Team will play in the district championship Jul. 8 against Nutley at Nutley’s East Field
Bloomfield Little League

Turtle Back Zoo is hosting free outdoor movies Wednesdays until Aug. 17 with the next movie night showing “Mulan” on Jul. 13
Turtle Back Zoo

Mental Health Association is hosting a free in-person drama therapy workshop on Jul. 11 at the Avis Campbell Memorial Garden next to the Montclair library
Mental Health Association

U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherill’s office is accepting applications for its fall 2022 unpaid internship program in the D.C. or Parsippany office with applications due Aug.1
Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill

Other News

NAACP national convention will take place in Atlantic City Jul. 14-20

N.J. and N.Y. agree to equally split the cost of the $14B Gateway project with Portal Bridge replacement slated to begin “imminently,” construction of new train tunnel under the Hudson River planned to begin in 2023

Gov. Murphy signs law loosening labor protections for children in N.J., allowing youth age 16-17 to work 50 hours weekly, 10 hours daily in summer, making temporary pandemic rule change permanent