Local News

Jan. 21 Bloomfield weather: Sun and some clouds during the day, increasing clouds at night with a high of 44 F and a low of 30 F.

Bloomfield recreation plans wellness Wednesdays at Oakside Cultural Center including yoga classes, fitness bootcamp, grief support starting Jan. 25 with preregistration required in Community Pass, Winter 2022-2023
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Bloomfield animal shelter seeks adoptive family for Meadow, a fully vetted young adult female cat, with adoption applications accepted by email
Bloomfield Animal Shelter

New chapter of MOMS Club, a nonprofit support group for mothers, plans first area meeting on Jan. 25 at Bethany Church in Bloomfield
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Lovlee Art Studios in Bloomfield plans sketch night taught by Julian Stellato Jan. 26 with preregistration by email required
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

East Side Mags in Montclair plans signing of graphic novel “Tyranny of the Muse” with author Eddie Wright on Feb. 25
East Side Mags

Essex County plans free “Civil Lights” LGBTQIA+ art exhibit at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Justice Building in Newark Jan. 26 including live music and light refreshments with preregistration encouraged
Essex County

North Jersey Community Research Initiative plans “Men’s Monthly Mpowerment Brunch” on Jan. 28 at the Pride Center of Newark with preregistration by email required
North Jersey Community Research Initiative

Out Montclair plans free “Express Yourself” workshop with artist Jae Quinlan for trans and gender-diverse youth and allies age 11-17 on Jan. 28 with preregistration required
Out Montclair

Health Care Coalition’s Women’s Reproductive Health Clinical Advisory Group plans daily Facebook live discussions on maternal health Jan. 23-27
Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ

North Jersey Community Research Initiative continues “Project TEA” job enrichment program for the transgender and LGBTQ community with a job interviewing workshop on Jan. 26 at 45 Commerce St. in Newark
North Jersey Community Research Initiative

Other News

Gov. Murphy signs law allowing pharmacists to provide contraception like birth control pills and hormonal patches without prescription, with health risk screening questionnaire required
New Jersey Monitor

N.J. will allow those age 14+ to get naloxone, non-harmful drug that reverses opioid overdoses, for free without prescription or identification at participating pharmacies in effort to reduce state overdose deaths
Asbury Park Press