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Essex County is part of a heat advisory and air quality alert due to high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s until expected to last until the night of Jul. 21

Bloomfield’s Civic Center will be open as a cooling center until Jul. 21 amid heat wave
Bloomfield Division of Public Safety

South Bloomfield among Essex County communities facing hotter temperatures during heat waves from heat island effect driven by amount of paved surfaces, lack of greenery, density of people and industry

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Bloomfield residents who need sidewalk or curb repair due to damage from township trees can contact public works to submit a form to request township review
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield community gardens donated 67 pounds of produce to local food pantries last week, bringing season total to 285 pounds of locally grown produce donated
Bloomfield Community Gardens

Bloomfield High School English teacher Susan Conolly retires after 22 years with the district
Essex News Daily

Bloomfield-area cat welfare organization CPAW NJ is seeking donations of newspapers and pet sanitary pads with people interested in dropping off donations advised to contact CPAW on Facebook

Salon Gossip in Bloomfield is hiring a licensed stylist or barber with applications accepted by email
Salon Gossip

Bloomfield Scout Troop 22 is hosting a plant sale fundraiser for troop outings with orders accepted by email
Community contribution from Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield library is hosting a Musical Storytime for children with the Bloomfield Summer Arts Workshop Orchestra Jul. 25 at the Bloomfield High School auditorium
Bloomfield Public Library

Newark’s Branch Brook Park receives $4K grant by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation to develop program to control invasive plant infestations in the park
TAPinto Newark

Other News

N.J. Supreme Court rules that officers must prove “high crime area” claims if they are to be used to justify stops and searches as unproven claims have been used to overpolice communities of color
New Jersey Monitor

N.J. Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing’s Hearing Aid Project allows low-income residents age 65+ who are receiving Social Security or disability income to receive a free refurbished hearing aid
NJ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing