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Bloomfield Board of Education candidates discuss pandemic, diversity at virtual candidates’ forum
Essex News Daily

22 outbreaks reported in N.J. schools where students or teachers gave each other COVID-19
NJ.com

COVID-19 activity in N.J. grows to levels not seen since tail end of first wave
NJ.com

Gov. Phil Murphy urges residents to avoid large family gatherings this holiday amid pandemic
NJ.com


Local News


Bloomfield Middle School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with online showcase
Bloomfield Middle School Library

Bloomfield High School football see first win of the season against Passaic
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield’s Lynnes Auto Group to host drive up trunk or treat event this Halloween
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Bloomfield Baseball Association to host tournament Oct. 26-31, Nov. 2-5
Bloomfield Baseball Association

Bloomfield skate park renovation continues, expected completion date is Nov. 14
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Pollinator pathway launches in Montclair, seeks to establish contiguous corridor for pollinators in New Jersey
Baristanet

Parents raised concern of Montclair’s student equity advocate’s new title, which no longer includes terms equity, advocate
Montclair Local

Montclair landlord group did not have enough signatures on their petition trying to repeal rent control
Montclair Local

Our Revolution Essex County, progressive community group, to host monthly meeting Oct. 18
Our Revolution – Essex County


Other News


Gov. Phil Murphy extends moratorium on utility, Internet shut offs for non-payment amid pandemic
TAPinto Camden

Uber, Lyft vehicles in N.J. now required to have company sign, outdoor bar code passengers can scan to confirm vehicle
NJ.com

N.J. environmental protection report finds state must rapidly adopt renewable energy to meet emissions targets, minimize effects of climate change
NJ Spotlight

N.J. has regained more than half of the jobs lost since April
WHYY

Former N.J. Gov. Chris Christie spent week in ICU with COVID-19, says he was wrong to not wear mask at White House
NJ.com