Local News

Jan. 13 Bloomfield weather: Periods of rain and drizzle early in the morning, becoming cloudy throughout the day into the evening with a high of 55 F and a low of 32 F.

Submissions are open for Newark’s LGBTQ Film Festival for short and feature length films with applications accepted online until Jan. 27
Newark LGBTQ Film Festival

Berkeley Elementary School special education teacher Aissa Refol retired Dec. 23 after 21 years with the district
Essex News Daily

Bloomfield animal shelter has reduced its adoption fee for adult cats to $25 for the month of January, with adoption applications accepted by email, meet-and-greet scheduled if approved
Supporters of Bloomfield Animal Shelter

Bloomfield public safety is hiring school crossing guards with applications available at the police department or accepted by email
Bloomfield Division of Public Safety

Berkley Elementary School special education inclusion kindergarten teacher Karen Riedl retired on Dec. 23 after working in the district for 25 years
Essex News Daily

Bloomfield public works released its 2023 garbage and recycling pickup schedule online and in the Recycle Coach app
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield fire department Captain Robert Griffin was named the department’s 2022 Firefighter of the Year
Bloomfield Division of Public Safety

Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair seeks donations of new socks and underwear for adults and children with donations accepted during regular business hours on Tuesdays or Thursdays
Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair

Essex County Environmental Center plans winter track and adaptations workshop for families on Jan. 17 including guided walk, lessons on hibernation, and bird feeder craft with preregistration required
Essex County Environmental Center

Other News

N.J. federal judge has granted a motion temporarily law recently signed by Gov. Murphy limiting public carry of concealed firearms in high-density public spaces, social service facilities, government buildings, or at polling places or protests
New Jersey Patch

N.J. residents with minimum amount of liability insurance for cars, $15K, will see coverage increase to $25K, annual cost increase up to $125 as new law comes into effect Jan. 1 as low-cost option fails to cover bill for accident victims