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Aug.15 Bloomfield Town Council meeting: $950K purchase of downtown lot, former Roxy’s Florist passes first vote, upcoming municipal budget sees no public comment, Spruce St. pedestrian bridge mural contract awarded to N.J.-based artist Fiona Chinkan
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Obal’s Inn in Bloomfield is hosting 40th anniversary celebration Aug. 21 after nearly shuttering during pandemic, following Ida flooding
Obal’s Inn

Bloomfield’s Brookdale South Parkway Service area will close fall 2022 to undergo renovations with reopening planned May 2023 as part of Christie-era project renovating all Turnpike and Parkway service areas

Bloomfield’s ZURA Blooms yoga studio is hosting a free Yo-Salsa yoga and fitness dance class on Washington St. before Dinner Under the Stars on Aug. 19
Community contribution from Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield police will participate in statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign Aug. 19 to Sep. 5 with more patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for drivers who may be intoxicated
Bloomfield Division of Public Safety

Montclair’s Ascend cannabis dispensary to open for adult recreational sales Aug. 19

Montclair Film is hosting a free screening of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” at Bloomfield’s Brookdale Park’s Archery Field on Aug. 21 with pre-show entertainment from Montclair’s East Side Mags
Montclair Film

Newark-based People’s Organization for Progress to host day of observance of the Nat Turner Slave Rebellion on Aug. 21 at Nat Turner Park in Newark
People’s Organization for Progress

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N.J. schools will be required to create “threat assessment teams” by 2023 school year to confidentially identify students who may be at risk of engaging in violent and harmful acts, establish trauma and bias-informed intervention strategies after new law signed by Gov. Murphy

Three N.J. appellate court judges will temporarily fill empty seats on N.J. Supreme Court starting Sep. 1 as the state continues to experience judge shortage amid legislator politicking