Local News

Nov. 12 Bloomfield weather: Some rain from Tropical Rainstorm Nicole in the morning, windy in the afternoon with partial sunshine, a passing shower late with a high of 72 F and a low of 47 F.

Registration is open for Bloomfield’s 2022 Thanksgiving turkey giveaway on Nov. 20 at the municipal building parking lot with the deadline to sign up online Nov. 15
Township of Bloomfield

Nov. 14 Bloomfield Town Council meeting to include discussion of payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement renewal for Felicity Towers, expanding zoning for new businesses, youth guidance council
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield elementary schools will have half-days Nov. 17-22
Bloomfield Public Schools

Bloomfield animal shelter seeks adoptive family for “Frank” an adult male cat with interested adopters asked to contact the shelter by email
Bloomfield Animal Shelter

Bloomfield community members celebrated the groundbreaking for a new concession stand at Foley Field on Nov. 2
Bloomfield Public Schools

Montclair Emergency Services for Hope plans a fundraiser at Just Jake’s in Montclair on Nov. 16 to fund their overnight shelter for unhoused people during the winter
Montclair Emergency Services for Hope

Toni’s Kitchen in Montclair seeks donations of new and gently used winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves with donations accepted off during regular business hours
Toni’s Kitchen

Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair seeks donations of men’s jeans and sweatpants, winter coats and other winter gear in children and adult sizes
Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair

Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce will honor 30 Bloomfield businesses and organizations at their 2020 to 2022 Business Development awards dinner on Nov. 15 at Brookside Banquets in Bloomfield
Belleville-Nutley Patch

Newark Penn Station added Flixbus low-cost bus routes to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Richmond, and Annapolis Nov. 3 replacing BoltBus service suspended last year

North Jersey Community Research Initiative seeks Essex County businesses interested in hiring people re-entering the community after incarceration with employers advised to contact NJCRI by email or phone
North Jersey Community Research Initiative

SOMA Community Coalition on Race plans free online facilitated discussion on Critical Race Theory with Harvard public policy professor Khalil Gibran and NYU law professor Peggy Cooper on Nov. 15 with preregistration required
South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race

Other News

New Jersey Citizen Action is hosting a free online seminar on Nov. 15 for first-time homebuyers on topics like housing affordability, down payment assistance, and avoiding predatory lending
New Jersey Citizen Action

N.J. expects to provide another 4,000 low-income renters with housing assistance after receiving additional $51M from federal government with more than 50K households on closed waitlist