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Bloomfield teachers union Board of Education endorsements include Kasey Dudley
Vote for Equity

Essex County leads the state in new COVID-19 infections as N.J. reports 1,139 new cases, 11 deaths and hospitalizations at 3-month high

Today is the deadline for requesting a new N.J. ballot be mailed to you

FDA formally approves Remdesivir as first treatment to shorten COVID-19 hospitalization

Local News

Montclair Human Needs Pantry accepting winter coat donations Oct. 24
Human Needs Food Pantry

Bloomfield’s APEM Creamery reopening Oct. 29
APEM Creamery

Bloomfield library plans Spooky Snacks storytime on town green Oct. 31
Bloomfield Public Library

Berkeley Home and School Association plans fundraiser with BGR Nov. 12
Berkeley Home and School Association

Court gives Montclair landlords group more time to gather signatures for referendum to overturn rent control
Montclair Local

Quiet Montclair group continues push for enforcement of town’s leaf blower rules citing noise, environmental pollution
Montclair Local

Nutley extends outdoor dining rules, waive application fee into 2021
TAPinto Nutley

Newark drive-in movie theater to mark Halloween with trunk or treat, costume contest, double feature on Oct. 31

Essex County Parks ice skating classes begin Oct. 31
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Upcoming Essex County COVID-19 testing sites include Newark, Verona, West Caldwell
Essex County

Other News

CDC expands COVID-19 definition of “close contact” to include repeated brief encounters over 24-hour period
Washington Post

For the first time, N.J. officials to get an early start on counting ballots
NJ Spotlight News

Gov. Phil Murphy’s exposure to COVID-19 was over outdoor drinks
NJ Spotlight News

Federal judges dismissed lawsuit by Pres. Donald Trump to stop N.J. mail-in ballot program
Associated Press