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Need to Know

Newark joins West Orange in removing monument to Christopher Columbus amid wave of anti-racism reforms sparked by killing of George Floyd
Newark Patch

N.J. plan for re-opening schools in the fall includes in-person instruction, social distancing rules, and staggered lunch times amid pandemic

N.J. state police union suing to prevent release of disciplined officers’ names with support of state PBA, the union which also represents Bloomfield police

N.J. pandemic death toll rises to nearly 15k after 1,854 probable COVID-19 deaths added to official count, including 237 people in Essex County
NJ Spotlight

Local News

You can join Bloomfield Pride’s car parade through Bloomfield, Montclair this Sunday, June 28 in celebration of Pride Month
Bloomfield Pride

Acoustic musicians Guitaro 5000, Mark Weiser, Sami Eldebs to headline July 4th concert in Bloomfield Center
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Bloomfield children’s football and cheerleading hosting in-person registration for upcoming season June 27
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Some Bloomfield student athletes must complete state’s health history questionnaire to qualify for athletic season
Bloomfield School District

Montclair Inn hosting yard sale to benefit affordable housing for seniors this weekend, June 27-28
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Amid increased complaints of off-road biking in Essex parks, county asks visitors to adhere to rules prohibiting the activity
Bloomfield Patch

Other News

COVID-19 testing sites in Paramus, Holmdel to close June 13 as federal government ends funding for 13 sites across the U.S.
Bloomfield PatchNJ Transit trains and light rail to resume full schedule July 6, buses returned to regular schedule June 8
Hoboken Patch N.J. to delay in-person driver’s license renewals, other motor vehicle services until July 7 due to testing of new SMS notification system
Ridgewood-Glen Rock PatchN.J. medical marijuana dispensaries can now deliver to patients at home N.J. to fire prison guard seen mocking the death of George Floyd among All Lives Matter group
NBC PhiladelphiaNYC city hall occupation to cut NYPD’s budget enters third day
Gothamist NYC expected to enter third phase of lifting COVID-19 restrictions July 6