Local News

Dec. 28 Bloomfield weather: Partly sunny and start of a period of much warmer weather and mainly clear in the evening with a high of 45 F and a low of 29 F.

Montclair’s James Howe House, owned by first Black enslaved person freed in town, to be preserved for North American slavery, N.J. Black history museum following purchase by Friends of the Howe House

Bloomfield alternate side parking rules will be suspended through Jan. 2, will resume Jan. 3
Bloomfield Division of Public Safety

Bloomfield High School student, senior basketball team captain Shayne Hinton is the school’s athlete of the month for December 2022
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield library will be closing early at 3 p.m. on Dec. 31, reopen Jan. 3 as part of their New Year’s holiday schedule
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield’s Sugaring NYC won Bloomfield Center Alliance’s tiny tree decorating contest with tree highlighting the ingredients that go into making their sugar wax, more than 1K voting
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Essex County issues “code blue” with warming centers open in Newark and Irvington open at night through Dec. 29 due to expected severe cold
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.

Other News

N.J. to launch Cannabis Equity Grant Program to help start-up and small cannabis businesses cover state expenses, technical training with $6M available for qualifying social equity applicants, $4M available for others

Gov. Murphy signed a new law Dec. 22 barring firearms from schools, polling places, beaches and other spaces, including private properties where owner has not permitted concealed firearms, raising gun ownership fees

U.S. will release prescription flu medicine from the national stockpile as pharmacies face shortage of children’s flu medication, CVS and Walgreen limiting quantity available for purchase
NJ Spotlight News