Local News

Dec. 10 Bloomfield weather: Sunshine mixing with some clouds and turning cloudy in the evening with a high of 43 F and a low of 34 F.

At least 26 K-12 students in Bloomfield were experiencing homelessness in the 2019-2020 school year as national reporting finds local undercounts may be limiting access to resources for affected students
Center for Public Integrity

Dec. 12 Bloomfield Town Council dual meeting to discuss shared services agreement with Paramus, Board of Health appointments, contract awards and proposal requests
Township of Bloomfield

F45 Training Bloomfield will be collecting new and unwrapped toys until Dec. 15 as part of Bloomfield Police Department toy drive
F45 Training

Essex County Environmental Center plans Forest Friends Club meeting on Dec. 15 for children age 5-10 including using nets, binoculars, magnifiers, and microscopes to explore the center’s wetlands with preregistration required
Essex County Environmental Center

Bloomfield Kiwanis Club seeks donations of new or gently used coats with a collection bin outside Bloomfield High School’s main office until Dec. 17
Kiwanis Club of Bloomfield

Six Points Pub in Bloomfield seeks donations for their holiday toy drive benefiting St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson with donations accepted until Dec. 21
Six Points Pub

Bloomfield’s Blue Steel Pizza to host Ghost Hawk Brewing Co. plan ugly sweater holiday party on Dec. 13
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield animal shelter seeks donations of canned tuna in water for sick shelter cats with donations accepted during regular business hours
Bloomfield Animal Shelter

Out Montclair plans 2022 holiday party at Just Jakes in Montclair on Dec. 14 with online ticket purchase required
Out Montclair

Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce plans holiday party for members of the business association at Bella Napoli in Bloomfield on Dec. 21 with RSVP by email or phone required by Dec. 16
Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce

Other News

New Jersey Citizen Action and Columbia Bank are hosting a free online seminar on Dec.13 for first-time homebuyers on topics like housing affordability, down payment assistance, and avoiding predatory lending
New Jersey Citizen Action

Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ plans free online panel about combating antisemitism on Dec. 14 with preregistration required
Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ

Gov. Murphy seeks private management of state’s three veterans homes as federal officials stop some payments, threaten to stop all payments to Menlo Park facility over reports of abuse, improper infection controls at all facilities