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Need to Know

Restaurants opening for outdoor dining in Bloomfield include Gloria’s, La Santa, State Street Diner, Bloomfield Steakhouse, BGR, and Sweetberry
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Bloomfield police have issued 1,725 warnings for violations of alternate side parking since rule returned June 1, will begin issuing tickets June 22
Bloomfield Public Safety

New rules for resuming non-contact outdoor youth sports in N.J. on June 22 amid pandemic
Ridgewood-Glen Rock Patch

New N.J. order requires state, county, and local police to identify officers who have been terminated, demoted, or suspended for more than 5 days
TAPinto New Brunswick

Community coalition in Camden says police department was not dismantled according to community’s needs, should not be used as a model for reform

Local News

Census hotline available for questions in more than one dozen languages
Bloomfield Census Complete Count Committee

Charisse Ballester, Renee Jackson chosen for vice president and treasurer at Watsessing Home and School Association
Watsessing Home and School Association

Bloomfield’s Town Pub re-opens with outdoor seating amid pandemic
Town Pub

Bloomfield to receive $76k from state’s Clean Communities grants for little cleanup, improve local environment
Essex Daily News

Fairview 1st and 2nd grade students’ belongings can be picked up on June 18
Fairview Home and School Association

Bloomfield High School’s Lizbeth Morocho wins best teammate award from Yogi Berra Museum
Essex Daily News

Milestones Academy childcare center in Bloomfield re-opens
Milestones Academy

Newark task force prepares nearly 70 recommendations for re-opening schools safely as it awaits additional guidance from state

Essex County appoints 9 members to civilian task force to oversee county prisons
Essex Daily News

Essex County parks hosting photography contest through the summer
Essex County Environmental Center

Essex County hosting used tire recycling and paper shredding event on June 27 in Cedar Grove
Bloomfield Pulse

Other News

New COVID-19 cases in N.J. continue to trend downward as state advances through re-opening stages
Mendham-Chester Patch

N.J. nurses union finds 1 in 5 members have had COVID-19 as it pushes for hospitals, long-term care facilities to report employee infections

Killing of Maurice Gordon by N.J. state trooper in May shows lack of training, infrastructure among police to deal with mental health emergencies