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Bloomfield residents who need help paying for water or other utilities can apply for local, federal programs by contacting state department of community affairs, Bloomfield water department
Township of Bloomfield

ICYMI: Bloomfield to offer 12-month payment plan beginning October 2022 to residential water customers who missed payments between March 2019 to March 2022
Township of Bloomfield

Eligible residents can register for Essex County’s Aug. 29 free monkeypox vaccination clinic in Livingston online
Essex County

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Bloomfield Children’s Library to continue distributing book prizes and beads to children who have logged summer reading time through Aug. 31
Bloomfield Public Library

Two bonded, fully vetted 5-month old cats are available for adoption from the Bloomfield Animal Shelter
Bloomfield Animal shelter

East Side Mags in Montclair is hosting a signing of Bloomfield resident Scott Bryan Wilson’s comic “Trve Kvlt” with writer Greg Lockard signing his comic “Liebestrasse” on Aug. 28
East Side Mags

Sistahs in Business Expo, a black women owned business event, seeks vendors for its Oct. 21-22 event in Newark featuring guest speakers AJ Akura Johnson and Yandy Smith-Harris
Sistahs in Business Expo

Newark schools mask mandate in place for beginning of 2022 school year in effort to deter COVID spread as 38K student, 6K teachers return to classrooms

N.J. Sen. Ron Rice of Newark, state’s longest-serving Black legislator, to retire Aug. 31
Insider NJ

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. to propose naming new Newark Vailsburg Park sports complex after retiring are N.J. Sen. Ron Rice
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.

Essex County 4-H Fair on Sept. 23 at Essex County Environmental Center seeks volunteers, project submissions for judging in gardening, food and nutrition, and fruit and vegetable categories for children K-12 and adults
Essex County Environmental Center

Essex County Environmental Center releases fall 2022 program guide including field trip offerings, clubs for children, county 4-H, adult and family events
Essex County Parks

Other News

For-profit prison in Elizabeth is last facility in N.J. to detain undocumented immigrants for ICE as residents continue to report cases of detainment, workplace raids
NJ Spotlight News

North Jersey Democratic Socialists of America launch campaign for right to legal defense for Jersey City renters facing evictions as city rents rank highest in nation