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Confirmed cases


Bloomfield: 966 (+<1%)
Essex County: 15,749 (+1%)
New Jersey: 141,560 (+1%)


Bloomfield: 56 (+6%)
Essex County: 1,471 (+2%)
New Jersey: 9,702 (+2%)

As of 05/14/20 at 12:14 PM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 5/12 to 5/13. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

Alternate side, metered, permit, and time-limited parking to restart on June 1, public school lots to remain open for residential parking
Bloomfield Pulse

N.J. allows nonessential retail businesses to reopen for curbside pickup only on May 18, nonessential construction to resume as well

Governor Phil Murphy clarifies rules on gatherings of vehicles, allowing drive-in movies and religious service

Bloomfield will mail you a vote by mail application if you don’t have a printer
Bloomfield Pulse

Matching period still in effect for Toni’s Kitchen as it seeks to raise $80k by May 31, provides 12k meals weekly amid COVID-19
TAPinto Montclair

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Local news

Glenwood Ave will be closed from 7 PM to 3 AM between Bloomfield Ave and Maolis Ave starting May 14 for emergency gas line repair
Bloomfield Pulse

J.T. Murdoch shoes offering front porch shoe sizing for children
J.T. Murdoch Shoes

Free Class of 2020 lawn signs available to Bloomfield High School graduating seniors
Bloomfield Pulse

Procession for Glen Ridge police officer who died from COVID-19 planned for May 14
Borough of Glen Ridge

6 quarantine car care tips from Bloomfield’s Universal Technical Institute
Bloomfield Patch

4 stories from the more than 500 people lost to COVID-19 in Newark
TAPinto Newark

Newark creates $1m emergency housing assistance fund to provide residents with up $1k to help pay rent or utilities

Vote by mail elections amid COVID-19 in Newark, Montclair, Nutley lead to increased turnout

Start of the week so no new confirmed COVID-19 cases in six municipalities in western Essex County
TAPinto West Essex

Other news

Governor Phil Murphy says key COVID-19 metrics on decline as state continues to have the highest rate of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in the region
TAPinto Montclair

N.J. COVID-19 hospitalizations down to 4k, half of April 14 peak

Bottle King to reopen its stores beginning May 18 with precautions in place after restricting sales to delivery, curbside pickup amid COVID-19
Livingston Patch

N.J. to allow in-car high school graduation ceremonies
Toms River Patch

N.J. receives $613m from federal government to expand COVID-19 testing, plans to test 20k people per day by end of May

1 in 4 New Jersey workers have applied for unemployment benefits amid economic fallout from COVID-19

NYC council passes small business relief bills, includes cap on delivery fees, tenant protections, suspension of personal liability