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Annual “point in time count” of unhoused people in N.J. finds 31 in Bloomfield, nearly 2K in Essex County, nearly one quarter of state’s unhoused population
Newark Patch

1 in 8 of Essex County’s unhoused residents in 2022 were unhoused because they faced eviction or lost income with systemic racism driving disproportionate impact on area Black residents
Newark Patch

FDA and CDC approve updated bivalent COVID booster shots for children age 5-11
New Jersey Monitor

Appointments for children age 5-11 to receive latest bivalent COVID booster can be found through state’s info hub
State of New Jersey

Local News

Bloomfield recreation plans celebration of life and art of Mark Richardson at the Bloomfield Civic Center with a reception on Oct. 15, art gallery from Oct. 15 to Nov. 11
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Bloomfield police plan 3-mile community bike ride Oct. 15 beginning at police headquarters with same day registration and helmets required
Bloomfield Public Safety

Oct. 3 Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee meeting discussed mental health first aid training for staff, youth leaders at Bloomfield middle and high schools
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield animal shelter plans no-fee cat adoption event at the Bloomfield Civic Center on Oct. 16 with preapproval application available by email, cat carrier, photo ID, copy of housing agreement required
Bloomfield Animal Shelter

Fairview Elementary School to host Family Math Night on Oct. 18 for students in grades K-2 and their families
Fairview Home and School Association

Bloomfield Craft Group will be creating fabric flowers and reading pillows at the Bloomfield Civic Center Oct. 19 with preregistration required
Bloomfield Craft Group

Rutgers Newark law school creates six month certificate course in cannabis law and business for aspiring cannabis business owners with applications open for classes beginning January 2023
Rutgers University Newark

Essex County Environmental Center plans Passaic River Canoe Trip for adults and children age 12+ and up Oct. 22 with preregistration required
Essex County Environmental Center

Essex County to host annual free senior wellness day on Oct. 18 at Codey Arena in West Orange with music, dancing, health screenings and free admission to Turtle Back Zoo
Essex County

Other News

NJ Transit to replace train windows on 429 multi-level rail cars in order to improve visibility with project expected to cost $8M