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Open Space Institute announces agreement to purchase former rail line needed to construct Essex-Hudson Greenway
Open Space Institute

Recent improvements to Bloomfield’s water include ongoing lead service line replacement, building connection to Wanaque Reservoir

Essex County’s COVID-19 count shows Bloomfield at 67 deaths, 1,124 cases as of August 2
Essex County

N.J. COVID-19 transmission rate is highest in 3 months, expected to climb

Local News

Bloomfield’s Twisted Vintage reopened August 1
Twisted Vintage

Bloomfield to conduct survey to identify properties that can be designated local historic sites
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield’s Youth Band to play concert tonight in Pulaski Park, plans rain date for August 10 if weather turns
Bloomfield Youth Band

Bloomfield Animal Shelter seeks donations of kitten food as it expects a new litter
Bloomfield Animal Shelter

Bloomfield’s Brookdale ShopRite returns to normal business hours, open from 7 AM to 10 PM daily

Bloomfield’s Antique Annex II closes after 16 years
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Tara Ventola selected for Glen Ridge town clerk, the first woman to hold the title in town’s 125-year history
Essex Daily News

Newark Working Kitchens receives $200k to support free meal delivery to Newark residents in need
Newark Patch

South Orange catholic church pastor tells lector to stop wearing Black Lives Matter t-shirt during mass

This week’s Essex County food distribution is happening August 6 in Orange
Essex County

Other News

N.J. landlords filed 15k evictions despite moratorium as 450k households can’t afford August rent, eviction “tsunami” feared

Written drivers’ tests resumed August 3 by appointment-only at N.J. MVC
Mendham-Chester Patch

Five things to know about the unsolicited seeds arriving at N.J. homes
Moorestown Patch

Free webinar on helping stray and feral cats to be held Wednesday by NYC Feral Cat Initiative
NYC Feral Cat Initiative