Local News

Jan. 12 Bloomfield weather: On-and-off rain and drizzle and breezy in the afternoon with increasing wind and period of heavy rain and thunderstorms in the evening with a high of 48 F and a low of 48 F.

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and town council members Wartyna Davis, Ted Gamble, and Richard Rockwell were sworn into their new terms at the town council meeting on Jan. 6
Bloomfield Patch

Bloomfield library’s romance book club’s next meeting is Jan. 25 with current selection “The Good Girl’s Guide to Rakes” available at the adult circulation desk
Bloomfield Public Library

Registration is open for Lovlee Art Studios MLK Day pop-up art camp for children on Jan. 16 with preregistration required
Lovlee Art Studio

Bloomfield schools will be closed Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Bloomfield Public Schools

ICYMI: Registration opened for Bloomfield recreation’s winter 2023 programming including youth and adult fitness and sports, classes in Spanish, art, dance, and coding and robotics for children
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Bloomfield Soccer’s Thunder and Wildcats U10 girls combo team won the Soccer Coliseum’s 26th annual 5v5 tournament championship
Bloomfield Soccer Club

Bloomfield animal shelter seeks an adoptive family for Grove and Clover, two fully vetted bonded 5-month-old male cats, with applications accepted by email
Bloomfield Animal Shelter

Bloomfield Little League continues to seek volunteer coaches and team managers for the 2023 spring season with volunteer forms accepted by email
Bloomfield Little League of New Jersey

Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair will be giving away items that cannot be used by clients for upcycle crafting on their next weekend donation day on Jan. 14
Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair

Out Montclair plans “SaturSLAY” night out at Porta in Montclair with dancing, drag queen performances, and music by DJ Skittlez on Jan. 14
Out Montclair

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. was sworn into his sixth term as County Executive on Jan. 3 after 19 years in office
Caldwells Patch

Other News

N.J. schools must disclose how many times a year they restrain students or lock them in seclusion spaces called “quiet rooms” under a new rule from the N.J. Department of Education with data on 2022-2023 due January 2024

N.J. traffic deaths reached a 15-year high with 705 people killed in car accidents in 2022