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Second COVID-19 wave begins to hit N.J., officials call on residents to avoid gatherings

Leading cause of COVID-19 outbreaks leading to second wave are private indoor gatherings, daycares, conditions for farmworkers

Higher than expected water bills in Bloomfield tied to new meters, lack of meter reading during first wave of pandemic
TAPinto Bloomfield

Newark public schools extend remote learning through January, citing second wave of COVID-19 infections
Chalkbeat Newark

Local News

Bloomfield College student James Spivey is the first Black man to named president of state nursing students group
Bloomfield College

Watch, listen, or read the transcript from the Oct. 19 Bloomfield town council meeting
Bloomfield Information Project

Bloomfield Youth Band to play concert Oct. 24 in Pulaski Park
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield’s Warriors Dojo plans third annual haunted house Oct. 24
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

ABC Academy, new daycare center, opens in Bloomfield Oct. 26
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Oct. 23 Bloomfield High School football game reschedule for midday, Oct. 24
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield’s Martinez Martial Arts hosting trunk or treat Oct. 24
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Montclair had 28 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last week
Montclair Patch

West Orange sees 54 new COVID-19 cases in one week, most new weekly cases since June
West Orange Patch

Essex-Hudson Greenway Project asking residents to sign letter of support for 9-mile greenway from Montclair to Jersey City
Essex-Hudson Greenway Project

Other News

N.Y. may have to consider changes to quarantine rules now that N.J., C.T. will soon qualify for travel quarantine advisory
Associated Press

Released From ICE detention due to COVID-19, N.J. green card holder is detained again

Doctors, nurses from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to staff N.J. veterans homes where almost 200 have died

N.J. restaurants, bars get extension on serving alcohol outside during coronavirus pandemic