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Bloomfield High School students can see their preliminary schedules on PowerSchool this week with guidance counselors accepting any scheduling questions
Bloomfield Public Schools

CDC recommends wearing mask indoors in public in Essex County as area moves from medium to high COVID status due to hospital admissions and increase in new positive cases with West Orange first to re-implement recommendation in township buildings
West Orange Patch

Newark sets new heat record marking 5th straight day of temperatures over 100 degrees Jul. 24, highest temperature recorded since 1931 at 102

N.J. education department announces schools will be required to administer “Start Strong” tests for second time between Aug. 31 and Sep. 30 to assess gaps in learning amid the COVID pandemic

Local News

Bloomfield Center Alliance’s last Cruise Night car show off the 2022 season is Jul. 27 on Broad St. and Bloomfield Ave. with weekly car shows moving to Bloomfield’s UTI campus for August
Bloomfield Center Alliance

New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts is hosting free in-person adult acting and improv sample classes on Jul. 28 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Montclair
New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts

Bloomfield residents Kevin Obiedzinski and Patrick Brown find an unexploded military shell, an ATM, handguns, and scrap metal with their magnet fishing hobby in bodies of water around Essex County

ICYMI: Registration is open for the Oct. 30 Bloomfield Spirit 5k run-walk benefiting Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Spirit Run

In-person drawing classes for kids available Saturdays weekly at Montclair comic book store East Side Mags
East Side Mags

Other News

World Health Organization declares monkeypox a “global emergency” as once-rare disease now reported in 74 countries almost entirely by men who have intimate contact with other men
The Associated Press

Monkeypox is typically non-lethal virus related to smallpox that has emerged in Europe and the U.S. for first time causing painful skin conditions transmitted by fluid exchange, rash-to-skin contact
State of New Jersey

N.J. expands monkeypox vaccine availability to those who attended events with known exposures, some men who have sex with other men and transgender or non-binary people as 45 cases confirmed in state, vaccines available in Newark