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Bloomfield to offer 12-month payment plan beginning October 2022 to residential water customers who missed payments between March 2019 to March 2022
Township of Bloomfield

Montclair-area experiencing rat population boom as municipal waste management inadequate, with public advised to seal trash bins and dumpsters, report rubbish piles or overflowing public bins

North Jersey entered its third official heatwave of 2022 Thursday with heat indices of 104 degrees forecast in Bloomfield area through Friday

Local News

Bloomfield library’s adult summer reading challenge runs until Aug. 21 with participants who complete Book Bingo card entered to win mystery grand prize
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield High School class of 2017 graduate Barak Pipkins won a gold medal in the Team Sprint Track Cycling event at the 2022 USA Cycling National Championships
Community contribution from Bloomfield Pulse

“Jersey Grays” Bloomfield’s namesake-inspired Revolutionary War reenactors are still recruiting for the rest of the 2022 season
The 3rd New Jersey Regiment

New Jersey African Restaurant Week Festival is Aug. 6-7 at 1046 South Orange Ave. in Newark with food tastings, vendor marketplace, music and dance performances, and a kid zone with tickets available online
African Restaurant Week

Newark’s first Greenfest is Aug. 6 at Newark Riverfront Park with healthy food vendors, farmers market, eco-friendly workshops, live music and performances, sustainable vendors
Greenfest Newark

Essex County College receives $4M from new state bond to fund improvements and enhancements of career and technical education programs in county vocational-technical schools and county colleges

Replacement of 112-year-old Portal Bridge began Aug. 1 to improve service on Northeast Corridor train line with first track opening expected 2025, project completion 2027

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Gov. Murphy extends pandemic outdoor dining allowances and special permits to allow restaurants, bars, distilleries and breweries to operate outdoors, set up tents and tables on sidewalks, roadways and parking lots until Nov. 2024

American Dream mall misses municipal bond payments for second time as spokesperson says bond payments are owed by state, not mall directly