Local News

Dec. 20 Bloomfield weather: Mostly sunny and mainly clear in the evening with a high of 41 F and a low of 24 F.

Bloomfield schools will have half-day Dec. 23, remain closed from Dec. 26 to Jan. 2 for winter break
Bloomfield Public Schools

Bloomfield garbage and recycling pick up will be suspended on Dec. 24 with garbage pickup occurring on the next regularly scheduled day
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield schools will have no after-care services available on Dec. 23 due to the half-day schedule
Bloomfield Public Schools

Bloomfield library will close early Dec. 24, remain closed Dec. 25-26, reopen Dec. 27 as part of their Christmas schedule
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield will have garbage, carboard, mixed paper recycling pick up on Dec. 26 with no yard waste pick up planned
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield residents can vote for the best tiny Christmas tree in Bloomfield Center Alliance’s 2022 tiny tree decorating competition for small businesses by liking photos in the competition’s Facebook album until Dec. 23
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Bloomfield Fire Department promoted two captains, formally swore in nine firefighters including Stephanie Orgueira-Aponte and Claudia Astudillo, the first women to join department in its 139-year history, at Dec. 12 ceremony
Bloomfield Public Safety

Essex County issues “code blue” with warming centers open in Newark and Irvington open at night through Dec. 21 due to expected severe cold
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.

Other News

N.J.’s Muslim community faced more than 100 incidents of bias in 2022 according to Council on American Islamic Relations N.J. chapter as area Islamic centers report anti-Muslim advertising truck visits, call for investigations
NJ Spotlight News

Health Professionals and Allied Employees union, Citizen Action New Jersey consumer advocacy group file lawsuit against N.J. claiming state did not protect interest of Horizon’s 3.6M policyholders when approving health insurance company’s profit-seeking reorganization in November