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Bloomfield schools superintendent Salvatore Goncalves’ 2022 welcome says district is working to fill classroom vacancies, address learning loss with improvements, new administrative staff
Bloomfield Public Schools

ICYMI: Bloomfield’s free preschool program at the high school continues to accept applications from parents of pre-school age children for its 10-week morning or afternoon program beginning this fall
Bloomfield Public Schools

COVID: N.J. officials report positive tests down 39% from last month as of Aug. 22 as Essex County among one-third of counties that continue to be designated as high-risk transmission areas by CDC

Pfizer asked U.S. regulators to authorize COVID vaccine that includes protection against Omicron variants as Moderna request expected soon, U.S. plans purchase of 171M doses
The Associated Press

Local News

Bloomfield continues seeking school supply donations for students in PreK-8 with donations accepted at the library, town hall, or farmer’s market
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield’s Tacos La Gringa has reopened at their new location at 547 Bloomfield Ave.
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Aug. 25 Bloomfield Zoning Board meeting to continue discussion of 4-story apartment buildings proposed at 25 Lawrence St., 251-257 Hoover Ave., two-family construction proposed at 17 Pettit St.
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield residents, Susan Hebert, Susan and Richard Moseson worked with Councilman Rich Rockwell and Friends of Watsessing Park Conservancy to plant milkweed and expand a butterfly garden in Watsessing Park
Essex News Daily

N.J. MVC will have its mobile agency at the Isaiah House in East Orange on Sep. 1 with email preregistration required for drivers license and registration renewal, non-driver ID issue, veteran and handicap designations
City of East Orange

Nearly 3K people marched in “Peace Walk” through Newark last weekend in solidarity against area violence
Newark Patch

East Orange to host Trinidad & Tobago flag raising ceremony Aug. 26 to commemorate 60th anniversary of country’s independence
City of East Orange

Essex County to host virtual public info session on monkeypox Aug. 23
Essex County

Other News

ICYMI: N.J. won’t charge sales tax on back-to-school items like art supplies, notebooks, athletic equipment, and electronics from Aug. 27 to Sep. 5
Morristown Patch

Rutgers will continue to require students and staff to be vaccinated against COVID and wear masks in classrooms and libraries during the fall 2022 semester with visitor proof of vaccination or negative test required for indoor events