Local News

Dec. 8 Bloomfield weather: Mostly cloudy with a high of 55 F and a low of 32 F.

Brookdale Home and School Association plans “Bobcat Holiday Market” on Dec. 10 at the Brookdale Elementary School gym with local vendors selling, gifts, baked goods, ornaments, and holiday cards
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield planning board voted to deny application for a combination Wendy’s-Taco Bell at former Friendly’s restaurant site on Broad St. Dec. 6 with applicants able to reapply
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield library plans “Mosaic of World Music and Dance” with international music and dance performances on Dec. 10
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield Chorale plans 2022 holiday concert “Merry and Bright” on Dec. 10 at Watchung Presbyterian Church in Bloomfield with ticket purchase available in advance online
Bloomfield Chorale

Lovlee Art Studios plan free gallery art show and art sale with the multidisciplinary works of Angela Ettrick Dec. 10-11 with light refreshments and music
Lovlee Art Studio

Bloomfield Civic Band and St. Thomas the Apostle’s adult and children’s choirs plan free Christmas Concert on Dec. 10 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

The 100th Monkey Foundation, a Bloomfield-based nonprofit, plans “Busking for Humans” fundraiser for Toni’s Kitchen on Dec. 10 at Tierney’s Tavern in Montclair
Toni’s Kitchen

Registration is open for New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts winter 2023 classes for teens including acting, improv, and TV and film classes at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Montclair running Jan. 21 to Mar. 25
New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts

ICYMI: Turtle Back Zoo plans free “Holiday Lights Spectacular” display begins running daily Dec. 9-31 with donations of canned goods, new toys, or gently used coat encouraged
Turtle Back Zoo

Essex County Environmental Center plans family walk and campfire on Dec. 13 including guided walk, campfire, fire-popped popcorn, and mint tea with preregistration required
Essex County Environmental Center

Other News

Real ID security enhanced driver’s license deadline for air travelers pushed back until May 2025 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Hundreds of faculty and students protested at Rutgers campuses throughout the state as coalition of more than 20 unions remain without contracts since Jun. 30, 50K academic workers striking nationwide
The Daily Targum

2022 N.J. bear hunt opens after state appeals court rules group of animal rights organizations did not prove the state had misused its emergency rule-making power when restarting the hunt
New Jersey Monitor