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Bloomfield Board of Education says it will require in-person attendance for public comment at meetings, will no longer accept submissions by email, social media as it returns to in-person meetings in district administrative building beginning Aug. 23
Bloomfield Public Schools

U.S. military veterans or surviving family members eligible for care, benefits due to toxic burn pit exposure in Afghanistan and Iraq may file claims online after Pres. Biden signs new law
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

N.J. says residents should no longer report sightings of spotted lanternflies as invasive species now identified in every county with state planning to deploy extermination teams along transportation corridors, provide treatment reimbursement funds to counties

Local News

Bloomfield Presbyterian on the Green is hosting Meg Flather for a concert about being a caregiver to her mother Aug. 14 as part of its Second Sunday summer concert series
Bloomfield Presbyterian on the Green

Bloomfield Civic Center to host free dance lesson on the Tarantella, an Italian dance, on Aug. 15 with separate lessons planned for children and adults
Community contribution from Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield’s Big Bill’s Corner Cafe is collecting school supplies for Bloomfield teachers throughout August with supplies or monetary donations accepted during regular business hours
Community contribution from Bloomfield Pulse

Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair will be giving away items that cannot be used by clients for upcycle crafting on their next weekend donation day Aug. 13
Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair

Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark and CareWell Health Hospital in East Orange face penalties, additional oversight from the state due to patient and operating rooms reaching above 80 degrees in last heat wave

Approximately 1 in 2 Essex County households who have received pandemic emergency housing vouchers are unable to find housing due to landlord discrimination or miscommunication, too little aid amid increased rents

Other News

Gov. Murphy signed new laws targeting predatory lendors by prohibiting use of refund anticipation check requirements by tax preparers, requiring fee disclosures, establishing consumer protections for financial services targeting vulnerable communities

OSHA launches investigation into N.J. Amazon warehouses after three workers die in separate facilities in three weeks, worker injuries jumped by 54% from 2020-2021

NYC congestion pricing could range from $9 to $23 at peak times for cars entering Manhattan south of 60th St. with $12 to $82 tolls for commercial vehicles and trucks tolls expected, decrease of truck traffic by as much as 81%
NJ Spotlight News