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Bloomfield installed a secure drop box so residents can deposit their mail-in ballots if they prefer
TAPinto Bloomfield

Montclair Brewery to host outdoor beer garden to celebrate Oktoberfest Sept. 26
Montclair Patch

Know someone struggling with opioid addiction? Pick up a free naloxone dose this weekend at a local pharmacy

Plastic bag ban, early prison release, finalized state budget head to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk

N.J. legislature passes the nation’s toughest ban on plastic, paper bags

Local News

Today is the last night of the season for Bloomfield Center’s Dinner Under the Stars
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Khaliah Fitchette is an is an independent candidate running to unseat Rep. Donald Payne Jr in the 10th District
Newark Patch

Akil Khalfani is an independent candidate running to unseat Rep. Donald Payne Jr in the 10th District
West Orange Patch

Rep. Mikie Sherrill seeks reassurances from Pentagon amid Trump comments he may not leave office voluntarily if he loses the election
The Washington Post

Sticky traps and rodenticides are inhumane, community group warns as cooler temperatures begin driving small animals into homes
Save the Bloomfield/Bukowski Shelter

Kolby’s Styling Salon opens new location on Bloomfield Ave after downtown fire destroyed shop in January
Bloomfield Center Alliance

200 people, including Mayor Ras Baraka, joined yesterday’s protest in Newark following outcome of Breonna Taylor investigation

Newark opens center where students can take online classes while parents work
Chalkbeat Newark

Essex County has the greatest number of unhoused people in the state at 2,200 with evictions the leading cause
Montclair Patch

Historic Ballantine Gates restored at Branch Brook Park in Newark
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Essex County COVID-19 testing sites for Oct. 1-9 include Newark, West Caldwell, Caldwell
Essex County

Rep. Donald Payne Jr. to host sixth annual forum on the state of Black entrepreneurship Sept. 28
Congressman Donald Payne. Jr.

Other News

At least 22 schools have COVID-19 cases, but still no proof of in-class transmission, N.J. officials say

Five takeaways from Gov. Phil Murphy’s chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci
NJ Pen