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Bloomfield parents can register their children for school online with those needing assistance advised to contact district staff, attend walk-in hours at the high school week of Aug. 29
Bloomfield Public Schools

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia confirms township in process of purchasing former Roxy’s Florist property, plan to create open space in Bloomfield Center
Mayor Michael Venezia

Aug. 11 water main break that lead to reduced pressure, boil water advisories in Bloomfield came as Newark officials plan assessment of 28 miles of water mains in area

Pres. Biden announces $20K federal student debt cancellation for Pell grant recipients, $10K for other borrowers, extension of payment moratorium until Dec. 31

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Bloomfield Center Alliance to host food tour Aug. 27 featuring 4 downtown restaurants, owner and chef meet-and-greets
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Bloomfield Center Alliance is hosting a walking food tour of Bloomfield’s downtown Aug. 27 starting in Lackawanna Plaza with preregistration required
Bloomfield Center Alliance

St. Valentine’s Church in Bloomfield is hosting a flea market and antiques sale on Aug. 27 with vendor space available on a first-come, first-served day-of with 50-100 vendors expected
St. Valentine’s Church

Branch Brook Park’s Shakil Williams playground to see 16th annual community health event held by Shakil Williams Memorial Fund Aug. 27 featuring free music, food, giveaways
Branch Brook Park Alliance

Bloomfield College began its 2022 move-in week Aug. 24
Bloomfield College

Branch Brook Park Fest seeks artists, vendors for its Sep. 10 event in Newark
Branch Brook Park Alliance

The MTV Music Video awards will be air live on TV from Newark’s Prudential Center Aug. 28
Entertainment Weekly

Other News

Black women in N.J. die from pregnancy-related causes at nearly 8x the rate of white women as latest state budget funds data collection to inform improvements, obstetric racism remains challenge

Environmental activists walked from Newark to Red Bank last week to protest N.J. projects they say will increase state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 38%, including area power plants, regional gas and highway projects
Newark Patch