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Nov. 17 Bloomfield weather: Partly sunny and breezy and mainly clear in the evening with a high of 47 F and a low of 31 F.

Bloomfield library plans free concert with jazz pianist and bandleader James Austin Jr. Nov. 19
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield Junior Bengals football teams for grades 7 and 8 will play in the league championship games on Nov. 19 at Arthur L. Johnson High in Clark against Clark and Woodbridge
TAPinto Bloomfield

Lovlee Art Studio and The Eclectic Chic Boutique plan free pop-up holiday market on Nov. 19 at 172 Broad St. with local vendors, live music, a craft station, and a gift wrapping station
Lovee Art Studios

Bloomfield College plans free performance of traditional Korean music and dance with the Korean Traditional Art Academy on Nov. 19 at Van Fossan Theater with ticket reservations required
Bloomfield College

Bloomfield library plans final fall children’s story time program Nov. 19 in the library courtyard with a visit from Brady the library dog, members of Bloomfield Fire Department, crafts, snacks, and tri-lingual stories
Bloomfield Public Library

Brookdale ShopRite in Bloomfield installs electric vehicle fast-charging station

East Side Mags in Montclair plans signing with actors yellow and pink Power Ranger actors Nakia Burrise and Catherine Sutherlans on Nov. 19
East Side Mags

Montclair Bikery plans 15-mile “Turkey Ride” on Nov. 20 with riders to travel to Brookdale ShopRite, pickup frozen turkeys to deliver to Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair with monetary donations also accepted
Montclair Bikery

The Oratorio Society of New Jersey plans concert performances of Mozart’s “Requiem” and Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy” on Nov. 19 at Union Congregational Church in Montclair with advanced ticket purchase available online
The Oratorio Society of New Jersey

Newark Airport’s new $2.7B Terminal A includes 33 gates with expanded passenger capacity, walkable parking, and local artwork with AirTrain expansion planned, terminal to open in December

Essex County Environmental Center plans “Lenape Life” workshop Nov. 19 for adults and children to learn how area Indigenous community foraged and farmed when European colonization began with preregistration required
Essex County Environmental Center

Other News

Gov. Murphy issues order to create task force to address statewide K-12 public school teacher shortage as number of certified teachers in state continues 20-year decline with low wages among main drivers

Incarcerated people in N.J. filed more than 12K requests for help from state’s new ombudsman in past year with reports of staff assault, ignored medical care, fabricated disciplinary charges for speaking out about prison conditions
New Jersey Monitor