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Confirmed cases


Bloomfield: 1,043 (+0%)
Essex County: 17,450 (+1%)
New Jersey: 157,815 (+1%)


Bloomfield: 61 (+0%)
Essex County: 1,628 (+<1%)
New Jersey: 11,401 (+1%)

As of 5/29/20 11:42 at AM EST. Bloomfield death count has been adjusted downward 1 on 5/28 due to new, more accurate county reporting. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 5/28 to 5/29. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

Bloomfield Pride won’t run Pridefest this year due to COVID-19, kicking off National Pride Month with flag-raising event at Clara Maass Hospital
Bloomfield Pride

Toni’s Kitchen collecting donations of freshly laundered summer clothing for new downtown Bloomfield thrift shop
Toni’s Kitchen

Vote-by-mail ballots for May 12 elections in Belleville, Montclair, Newark, Nutley, and Orange allegedly arriving late
Bloomfield Patch

Governor Phil Murphy expresses concern over spike in new COVID-19 hospitalizations, pushes back on calls to quickly loosen restrictions
Toms River Patch

N.J. cuts to school funding amid pandemic will see Bloomfield schools lose $2.4m in expected state support

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Local news

Broad St will be closed to traffic between Bloomfield Ave and Liberty St from 8 AM until 4 PM on May 29
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield Jr. Bengals youth football and cheerleading league opens registration for 2020 season, will offer refunds if season canceled due to pandemic
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield Recreation shares history of Sprague and Felton fields, Floyd Ave Playground
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Donation drive at Toni’s Kitchen raises $80k, will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Montclair, local nonprofits

Newark afterschool and summer programs preparing to operate online this summer amid pandemic
TAPinto Newark

Lyft offering free rides to residents of Newark’s South Ward in collaboration with South Ward Children’s Alliance
TAPinto Newark

City Green community garden in Clifton launches community sustained agriculture program, SNAP recipients to receive 50% off
City Green

Montclair High School to host virtual graduation ceremony on June 24, considering in-person event in July
Montclair Patch

Essex County food distribution event in Montclair gives 1,100 boxes of groceries to residents in need
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Other news

N.J. prisons have highest COVID-19 death rate in the nation as only 1 in 10 prisoners eligible for parole or home confinement have been released

Governor Phil Murphy extends deadline to file property tax appeals to July 1
Bloomfield Pulse

Pace of new unemployment claims in N.J. slowing
Asbury Park Press

Universal COVID-19 testing has been completed in all N.J. psychiatric facilites
Parsipanny Patch

Study finds COVID-19 is less lethal than initial estimates due to lack of testing, triple the infection rate in some states