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Bloomfield High School athlete of the month is Dawn Wadge, the first female varsity football in school’s history
Bloomfield Pulse

Newark to replace Columbus statue with Harriet Tubman, rename Washington Park in her honor
TAPinto Newark

N.J. postal worker faces federal charges for throwing away 2k piece of mail, including 99 ballots headed to West Orange residents

More than 100 N.J. schools have reported COVID-19 cases, according to data collected by teachers

Local News

Bloomfield High School’s back to school night is virtual, accessible via video links on school website
Bloomfield High School

Watch, listen, or read the transcript from Tuesday’s Bloomfield Planning Board meeting
Bloomfield Information Project

Job fair for Amazon delivery drivers to be held at Bloomfield municipal building Oct. 9
Councilwoman Sarah Cruz

Express Employment in Bloomfield has job openings
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Milkweed, plant critical to survival of monarch butterflies, available for sale by Essex County Native Plant Society in Montclair Oct. 10
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Montclair to expand high school busing to south end, where walk to school is close to an hour long

Montclair resident Nanfu Wang wins MacArthur foundation genius grant
Montclair Local

DeCamp bus service remains suspended due to low ridership
Montclair Local

How Newark teachers are handling remote-evaluations during online classes amid the pandemic
Chalkbeat Newark

Essex County’s Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Parade and Contest to be held Oct. 24-25 in Montclair, Newark, Caldwell
Essex County

Essex County computer and electronics recycling to be held Oct. 16-17
Essex County

Other News

North Bergen MVC joins Newark office, closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19
NJ Spotlight News

Experts call for new health standard for likely carcinogen in N.J. drinking water
NJ Spotlight News

NYC begins shutdowns of businesses, schools in COVID-19 hotspots in Brooklyn, Queens