Local News

Dec. 3 Bloomfield weather: Considerable cloudiness and windy with periods of rain and breezy in the evening, turning out clear with a high of F and a low of F.

Bloomfield recreation plans free 2022 holiday celebration with DJ, live ice sculpture artist, singing, hot chocolate, Christmas tree lighting, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa presentations on Dec. 5 at Town Hall
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Bloomfield Craft group plans DIY holiday décor craft night on Dec. 7 at Bloomfield Civic Center with preregistration required
Bloomfield Craft Group

Anthony’s Cheesecake plans holiday fundraiser for Bloomfield High School class of 2023 with orders accepted until Dec. 7, pick up Dec. 21
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield library plans next “Storytime Boogie” with Ms. Katie from Shooting Star Dance Center for children on Dec. 7 in the children’s library
Bloomfield Public Library

Out Montclair and Vanguard Theater plan “sip and sing showtunes” Dec. 8 including Kenney Green from Marie’s Crisis on piano, singing servers, and other special guests with advanced ticket purchase required
Out Montclair

Out Montclair plans 2022 teen holiday party at The Clubhouse in Montclair on Dec. 7 with online ticket purchase required for teens and parents or guardians
Out Montclair

Rutgers Newark department chair John Keene won 2022 National Book Award for Poetry for “Punks: New & Selected Poems”
Newark Patch

Essex County Environmental Center plans Forest Friends Feeder workshop on Dec. 8 including automatic entry into the center’s Forest Friends Feeder Contest on Dec. 16 with preregistration required
Essex County Environmental Center

Bloomfield Cruisers classic car Santa parade through Bloomfield postponed to Dec. 4 due to inclement weather with route beginning at Universal Technical Institute, traveling 18 miles through town
Bloomfield Cruisers

Other News

N.J. residents can give feedback to the New Jersey COVID-19 Pandemic Task Force on Racial and Health Disparities in a virtual public hearing on Dec. 6 with preregistration required
New Jersey Department of Health

N.J. Department of Banking and Insurance proposes rule requiring state-regulated health insurance plans to cover abortion care, affecting approximately 20% of residents
New Jersey Monitor

New Jersey Citizen Action and Valley Bank are hosting a free online seminar on Dec. 8 for first-time homebuyers on topics like housing affordability, down payment assistance, and avoiding predatory lending
New Jersey Citizen Action

N.J. environmentalists say that the state’s ban on plastic bags has prevented 3.4B plastic bags and 68M paper bags from entering the waste system
NJ Spotlight News