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Increase in dead squirrels on roadways in N.J. tied to population increase sparked by availability of nuts last year
Farmers’ Almanac

Bloomfield schools expand free breakfast, lunch pickup to morning, midday, and evening hours
Watsessing Home and School Association

N.J. Economic Development Authority launches free consulting for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Gov. Phil Murphy warns of pause on lifting COVID-19 restrictions if cases keep rising
Holmdel-Hazlet Patch

Local News

Last chance to register to submit a question or attend tonight’s virtual Bloomfield Board of Education candidates forum
Bloomfield Information Project

Bloomfield releases Halloween safety guidelines amid pandemic
Township of Bloomfield

View, listen, watch, or read the transcript from last night’s town council meeting
Bloomfield Information Project

Sign up to receive alerts from Bloomfield for hydrant flushing in your area
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield officials encourages residents to download state’s new COVID-19 contact tracing app
Township of Bloomfield

Essex County food distribution planned Oct. 8 in Montclair
Essex County

Montclair’s Cuban Pete’s restaurant gets third citation for violating indoor dining rules amid pandemic

Newark MVC closes for two weeks after an employee tests positive for COVID-19

Newark schools have distributed 1 million meals to the city’s students since March
Newark Patch

Fall family photos can be taken at the Essex County Environmental Center Oct. 5-23
Essex County Environmental Center

Other News

N.J. health department issues Halloween safety guidelines amid pandemic
TAPinto Camden

Gov. Phil Murphy vows 2020 will be the last year of state’s annual bear hunt

N.J. wants 70 percent of residents vaccinated in 6 months once a COVID-19 vaccine is available
NJ Spotlight News

N.J. is investigating if Trump COVID-19-spreading fundraiser violated state’s pandemic restrictions

Public and private schools in NYC COVID-19 hotspots to go fully remote Tuesday