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Bloomfield School District has released the 2022-2023 academic calendar with planned holidays and half days, school year start for teachers Sept. 6, students Sept. 7
Bloomfield Public Schools

N.J. has at least 214 reported monkeypox cases of of Aug. 5 with 45 in Essex County as officials await 14K more vaccine doses for high-risk groups

U.S. Department of Health and Human Service has declared monkeypox a public health emergency to expand federal vaccine distribution, testing, and public health campaigns as 6,600 cases nationwide with no deaths
New Jersey Monitor

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Bloomfield schools released school supplies lists online for grades PreK-8
Bloomfield Public School

Bloomfield health department to offer free blood pressure screenings and heart health counseling at the Bloomfield Farmers Market on Aug. 9
Bloomfield Health and Human Services

Aug. 9 Bloomfield Planning Board meeting to continue discussion of plan approvals for site of former Broad St. Friendly’s, cannabis dispensaries at 324 and 329 Broad St.
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield families can participate in Rutgers’ 4-H at-home STEM challenge on how to explore the ocean with the purchase of an Explorers of the Deep kit with webinar planned Aug. 10

Residents from Montclair’s B’nai Keshet Temple, First Congregational Church, and Union Congregational Church protested outside Bloomfield’s Armed Forces Center on Aug. 2 calling on U.S. Pres. Biden to declare a climate emergency, end federal support for fossil fuel industry
Bloomfield Patch

AAPI Montclair will pick up food donations for Toni’s Kitchen from doorsteps across Bloomfield, Montclair, Glen Ridge Aug. 7 for National Seva Day, 10th anniversary of white supremacist shooting of Sikh Template in W.I. with registration of your building or household required to donate
AAPI Montclair

The Charles Seller Foundation and Talent Time Players will be performing Seussical at Bloomfield High School Aug. 4-6 and 12-13 with proceeds from ticket sales to benefit Nutley child seeking treatment for brain tumor
The Charles Seller Foundation

NJ Transit riders can attend a virtual public meeting to add their input or ask questions about Newark Penn Station’s planned $191M restoration project Aug. 9
NJ Transit

Essex County Environmental Center to host Buzzfest Aug. 13 with programs for children of all ages on honey harvesting, beekeeping, and bee-themed craft with preregistration required
Essex County Environmental Center

Other News

N.J. minimum wage will rise to slightly to just more than $14 an hour in Jan. 2022 due to inflation adjustment of the wage floor
New Jersey Monitor

Business publication ROI-NJ seeks nominations for N.J. higher education influencer list

Polio virus detected in Hudson Valley wastewater samples with no cases confirmed as health officials urge immunization for adults and children in NYC metro area