Local News

Dec. 13 Bloomfield weather: Plenty of sun and a clear evening with a high of 43 F and a low of 26 F.

Bloomfield Civic Center to host free holiday celebration for children Dec. 17 including pictures with Santa, magic show, karaoke, arts and crafts, story time with Brady the library dog with preregistration required
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Temple Ner Tamid plans Hanukkah 2022 Celebration Dec. 18 including performance from synagogue’s adult choir, dinner, and latke tasting contest with preregistration required
Temple Ner Tamid

Leap-ei pre-K in Bloomfield plans free Winter Wonderland with Santa Claus, face painting, crafts for kids on Dec. 17 at their Broughton Ave. location

Bloomfield residents can drop off their letters to Santa in a special mailbox inside the Civic Center during the building’s regular business hours
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield’s 23 Skiddoo Café is collecting new and gently used coats for Jersey Cares at their 33 Carteret St. location during regular business hours
23 Skiddoo Café

Dec. 15 Bloomfield Zoning Board meeting to continue discussion of two-story addition at 401 Franklin St., two-family house at 25 Fritz St., retail conversion at 258 Montgomery St.
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield animal shelter is seeking an adoptive family for Stan, an adult male dog who has been at the shelter for a year, with adoption applications accepted by email
Bloomfield Animal Shelter

Montclair State received a $5M donation create museum and educational program at Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson to commemorate Negro League Baseball, stadium’s history
Montclair State University

Other News

N.J. residents struggling to pay utilities like water and heat may qualify apply for the state’s low-income energy assistance program online
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

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