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Bloomfield Middle School summer 2022 renovations: new first-floor staff bathroom installed, auditorium stage walls repainted, HVAC system upgrade begins with expected completion date of Oct. 2023
Essex News Daily

Bloomfield Middle School HVAC replacement first of series that will see HVAC improvement, window replacement at Carteret, Forest Glen, Watsessing, Berkeley, and Brookdale begin in summer 2023
Essex News Daily

Bloomfield schools plan improvements throughout 2022-2023 school year including new flooring in areas of all schools, bathroom improvements, recreation facility enhancements
Essex News Daily

Gov. Murphy lifts COVID testing requirement for unvaccinated N.J. teachers, school and childcare employees, state workers citing access to vaccination for those as young as 6 months

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Greater Essex Elks Club #21 in Bloomfield will be hosting a community BBQ and membership drive Aug. 20 with food, drinks, and live music from The Howlin Poets and DJ Jim
Community contribution from Bloomfield Pulse

Registration is open for Bloomfield Baseball Association’s 2022 wood bat fall season running Sundays for adults 18+ with registration closing Aug. 25
Bloomfield Baseball Association

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is calling for business owners to close early on Aug. 20 to join in Newark’s Citywide Peace March and rally at West Side High School in response to nationwide gun violence with starting locations in each of the city’s five wards

Montclair’s Church St. Starbucks workers vote to join Workers United union over understaffing, improper training, and faulty equipment, making it the fourth N.J. location to unionize
Montclair Patch

New Montclair-based nonprofit Partners in Animal Welfare aims to help fund emergency medical expenses for animals in shelters, help low-income owners keep their pets, increase housing options for pets and owners in crisis
Montclair Patch

8 in 10 nurses working at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville have voted to unionize and join 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East over concerns about equal pay and staffing
Belleville Patch

ICYMI: Essex County Parks is hosting a parks photography contest with professional, adult, and youth categories and submissions due Sept. 7
Essex County Parks

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Gov. Murphy signed a new auto insurance law that will raise minimum amount of liability insurance required to $25K in 2023, $35K in 2026 as accident victims can’t afford treatment via low-cost option

N.J. ranks as 19th worst in U.S. for pedestrians deaths with 870 pedestrians killed between 2016-2020 as experts cite car-centric road design as primary cause, state police report catalogue 3 in 4 deaths as pedestrian violations