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Bloomfield library partners with Tutor.com to provide free online tutoring, test and interview prep to residents
Bloomfield Library

Newark’s University Hospital seeing 4% COVID-19 test positivity rate as hospitalizations on rise amid second wave
Montclair Patch

Officials urge hand washing, social distancing, avoiding gatherings, face covering as second wave begins
NJ Spotlight News

Avoid all non-essential out-of-state travel, N.J governor says as state qualifies for quarantine travel advisory
Asbury Park Patch


Local News


You can bring back unused, unwanted prescription drugs to dropbox at Bloomfield police building
Bloomfield Public Safety

Bloomfield High School Key Club students collected more than 200 boxes of cereal for Human Needs Food Pantry
Human Needs Food Pantry

$65m still needs to be raised to purchase property to make Essex-Hudson Greenway
NBC 4

Bloomfield High School girls’ soccer team lost 2-1 to Newark East Side on Tuesday
TAPinto Bloomfield

Brookdale Park Conservancy seeks members, donors park development projects
Brookdale Park Conservancy

Oakeside Cultural Center in Bloomfield to hold Halloween event with food trucks, vendors, scavenger hunt Oct. 24 and 31
Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center

Blue Steel Pizza, Bucco, BGR, and Six Points Pub among downtown restaurants who received patio heaters from Bloomfield Center Alliance
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Toni’s Kitchen running food drive, will pick up donations from your residence in Montclair, Glen Ridge on Nov. 1 and 29, Dec. 20
Toni’s Kitchen

Newark’s West Ward Councilman Joseph McCallum, Jr. charged in alleged kickback scheme
NJ.com

Essex County educator Angelica Allen-McMillan nominated for state education commissioner
NJ Spotlight News


Other News


N.J. state, hospital officials have stockpiled protective gear, concerned about staff-shortage amid second wave
NJ Spotlight News

N.J. will grant early release to 3k incarcerated people as state’s prisons have highest COVID-19 fatality rate in U.S.
NJ.com

Gov. Phil Murphy says 1.75m ballots have already been cast by voters
ROI-NJ

NJ Transit has begun installing contactless ticket validators on its bus fleet
NJ.com