Local News

Feb. 14 Bloomfield weather: Breezy with brilliant sunshine and mostly cloudy in the evening with a high of 55 F and a low of 39 F.

Glen Ridge library trustees voted unanimously to keep six books discussing gender nonconformity for young adults at Feb. 8 meeting after challenge by local racist, anti-LGBTQ group Citizens Defending Education

Lovlee Art Studios plans art journaling workshop on Feb. 17 with online preregistration required
Lovlee Art Studios

YMCA of Montclair continues Black History Month event series with an Afro-Caribbean dance party on Feb. 16 with preregistration required
YMCA of Montclair

ICYMI: Montclair State to screen “Black in the Newsroom” documentary by media reparations movement Media 2070 with panel discussion featuring area Black journalists at Montclair State University Feb. 16 with preregistration required
Center for Cooperative Media

Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville plans open interview day for emergency department nurses Feb. 16 and 21 with preregistration by email required
Clara Maass Medical Center

East Side Mags in Montclair plans Nico G. art exhibit featuring South American tattoo art in full-color paintings with a reception Feb. 16 and art on display until Feb. 19
East Side Mags

Essex County Environmental Center plans Forest Friends Club’s workshop for children age 5-10 Feb. 16 including using nets, binoculars, magnifiers, and microscopes to explore the center’s wetlands with preregistration required
Essex County Environmental Center

ICYMI: Registration for Community Journalism 101 free workshop on basics of journalism and local organization ends Feb. 14
Bloomfield Info Project

Other News

N.J.’s Attorney General’s office has created a new office that will focus on investigating human trafficking and incidents of forced labor and sexual exploitation