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Bloomfield families with students in PreK-8 students can register to receive a free backpack, school supplies at township’s Back to School Party with food, games, and music at Felton Field
Township of Bloomfield

Kiwanis Club of Bloomfield is collecting school supplies and backpacks for Bloomfield students in K-12 with a collection bin at the children’s library until Aug. 15
Bloomfield Public Library

Essex County is hosting a back to school open house on Sep. 10 in East Orange with music, activities, free haircuts, and backpacks, school supplies and food for first 500 children, families to register
Essex County

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Local members of People vs Fossil Fuels coalition, area religious leaders to host rally outside Bloomfield Armed Forces Career Center Aug. 2 to urge Biden admin to declare a climate emergency
B’nai Keshet

Bloomfield Cruisers car club’s first Hot Summer Nights car show of 2022 will be at Bloomfield’s Universal Technical Institute Aug. 3 with a dyno and welding demonstration
Bloomfield Cruisers

Bloomfield Community Gardens donated 70 pounds of produce to local food pantries on Jul. 29 bringing total food grown for local food pantries to 407 pounds this season
Bloomfield Community Gardens

St. Thomas the Apostle School in Bloomfield is hiring a primary grade maternity leave replacement position for Sep.1 to Nov. 1 with applications accepted by email
St. Thomas the Apostle School

Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair will receive $1 from every “Bloomin’ 4 Good” bouquet purchased at the Bloomfield Stop & Shop during the month of August 2022
Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair

First Congregational Church of Montclair is hosting a free concert 23 Songs and You with European music from Denmark, England, Germany, Ukraine and Sicily on Aug. 2
First Congregational Church of Montclair

YMCA of Montclair’s Dolphins Swim Team is holding tryouts for the fall 2022 team with tryouts for children age 5-10 on Aug. 2 and children age 11-17 on Aug. 4 with preregistration required
YMCA of Montclair

Essex County remains in the CDC’s high COVID transmission status along with 18 other counties due to hospital admissions and increase in new positive cases for a second week, with indoor masking recommended
New Jersey Patch

Other News

Gov. Murphy signs new election bills into law allow minors to serve as poll workers, requiring mail-in ballot count begin before Election Day, allow mail-in ballot applications online, other security enhancements
New Jersey Monitor

U.S. Department of Education issues new guidelines limiting use of restraints and isolation for students with disabilities, advising school districts to track informal removals, a practice not required in N.J.