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Bloomfield schools expect return of teachers, staff to buildings Nov. 2 in advance of planned return to live instruction Nov. 30
Bloomfield School District

Elementary school in West Orange to go virtual for 14 days after three cases of COVID-19 confirmed
West Orange Patch

Glen Ridge bans door to door trick or treating this Halloween, citing CDC guidelines
Borough of Glen Ridge

N.J. officials expecting second wave of COVID-19 infections as state reports 1,300 new cases, highest since May

Local News

Voting at the polls will only be available to those with qualifying disability on Nov. 3 but voters can still drop off ballots
Township of Bloomfield

Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center food truck event continues this weekend with vegan bakery and lobster trucks
Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center

Bloomfield resident plans major Halloween display beginning Oct. 10 on Lakewood Dr
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield library hosting pop-up storytime Oct. 10 on town green
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield recreation hosting outdoor showing of The Nightmare Before Christmas Oct. 10 in Bloomfield Center
Bloomfield Park, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Bloomfield College to host webinar on diversity and inclusion Oct. 13
Bloomfield College

Last weekend for Bloomfield recreation’s Morris Canal Greenway Walk Challenge
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Bloomfield library to be closed Oct. 12 in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Bloomfield Public Library

Newark Arts Festival is happening this weekend
Newark Arts Festival

Essex County COVID-19 testing sites for Oct. 9-16 include Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Orange, Newark
Essex County

Other News

Reports of bias hit all time high in N.J., state task force calls for anti-racism education in schools

Extra $300 weekly unemployment payments from August expected to be distributed the week of Oct. 19

Transgender man in N.J. sues Amazon for pregnancy discrimination

Redistricting question on N.J. ballot opposed by good governments groups because it may disenfranchise Latinx and Asian voters