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Bloomfield police stop Black and Latino drivers at disproportionate rates, new analysis shows
Bloomfield Information Project

RSVP and submit your questions for the Bloomfield BoE candidates’ forum
Bloomfield Information Project

What’s causing the big coronavirus spike in Ocean County?
NJ.com

N.J. could double COVID-19 testing capacity with 2.6m rapid tests expected from federal government
NJ Spotlight News


Local News


Berkeley Home and School Association begins this year’s family night fundraisers at Panera Bread Oct. 19
Berkeley Home and School Association

Bloomfield’s Warriors Dojo martial arts school hosting pumpkin painting Oct. 3
Warriors Dojo

Bloomfield to host town-wide cleanup day on Oct. 24
Township of Bloomfield

Twice rescheduled Oak View Home and School Association tricky tray is canceled
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield’s Temple Ner Tamid collected 180 bags of groceries for Montclair’s Human Needs Food Pantry
Human Needs Food Pantry

Community group in Montclair launches campaign to reduce noise from landscapers
Baristanet

Newark rally on Oct. 3 will protest Trump administration policies, racism, fascism
People’s Organization for Progress

Amid changes to diploma rules, Newark’s graduation rate climbs above 80%

Essex County to host virtual workshop on how to do business with the county Oct. 1
Essex County

Essex County commissioners pass resolution in favor of marijuana decriminalization as recreational cannabis on the ballot
Belleville-Nutley Patch


Other News


Gov. Phil Murphy signs $32.7b budget into law, including tax hike on millionaires
WHYY

N.J. ballot question asks voters if they want to extend property-tax relief for military veterans
NJ Spotlight news

At least 8 North Jersey schools have paused in-person learning after reported COVID-19 cases
NorthJersey.com

CDC says traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading COVID-19
Ridgewood-Glen Rock Patch