Local News

Dec. 30 Bloomfield weather: Mostly sunny and mild and becoming cloudy in the evening with a high of 56 F and a low of 43 F.

2022 N.J. Safe Routes to School Program awards Bloomfield’s Watsessing Elementary School a First Step award, Franklin Elementary School a silver award for efforts to promote pedestrian and bike safety
Essex News Daily

Bloomfield Animal Shelter and Bloomfield resident Kimberly Kow Mason recognize on Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill’s 2022 heroes list
Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill

Watsessing Elementary School longtime lunch aide Jean Gomes has retired after 42 years of working in the school
Essex News Daily

Bloomfield library’s free meal in a bag and sandwich delivery program on break, will resume Jan. 4
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield resident, member of Bloomfield Cruisers Roy “Rusty” Yokelson awarded 2022 SOVAS Voice Awards for his work in sound engineering
Bloomfield Cruisers

Bloomfield resident and owner of Time Warp Comics in Cedar Grove David Bower died on Dec. 18 at the age of 58
Bloomfield Patch

Plaza Diner in Bloomfield is hiring waitstaff with applications accepted at the restaurant’s 126 Bloomfield Ave. location
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Other News

Garden State Parkway tolls will increase to $2.02 for E-ZPass customers, $2.10 for drivers paying cash on Jan. 1 with 15 cent average increase on NJ Turnpike

Tolls at the George Washington Bridge and the Lincoln and Holland tunnels to increase by $1, AirTrain at JFK and Newark airports by 25 cents on Jan. 8 under 2023 Port Authority budget passed Dec. 15

N.J. lifted a statewide drought watch that began in August as precipitation, water supply levels return to normal after fourth months of voluntary rationing requests following summer heatwave with little rainfall