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Review Bloomfield’s Halloween safety tips before this weekend
Township of Bloomfield

Nearly 300 Bloomfield residents participated in town’s annual cleanup day
Councilwoman Jenny Mundell

Gov. Phil Murphy extends public health emergency as state hits highest daily COVID-19 case count in five months
Point Pleasant Patch

There were 356 new COVID-19 cases in Essex county Saturday, 1,260 in the last week
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.


Local News


Anthony Grosso of Bloomfield’s Grosso & Son Home Improvement passed away, family has set up GoFundMe
Bloomfield Pulse

Oak View Home and School Association to host virtual raffle Nov. 19
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield Councilwoman Wartyna Davis appointed dean of William Paterson University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences
William Paterson University

Bloomfield filmmaker Tom Ryan raised $13k to film sequel to independent horror anthology film
Essex News Daily

Montclair art installation highlights Trump administration’s child separation policy, immigrant detention camps
NJ.com

Newark recreation and senior services director suspended after remark disparaging North Ward
TAPinto Newark

Dozens rallied last week outside Newark Fraternal Order of Police to support police review board, protest efforts to block oversight
Newark Patch

Seton Hall University in South Orange urges caution as COVID-19 cases rise among athletic, Greek groups
NJ.com

This week’s Essex County food distribution will be Oct. 29 at the Bloomfield library
Essex County


Other News


Eleven N.J. MVC centers shift to appointment-only systems
Bridgewater Patch

Eight of 12 NJ Transit rail lines are undergoing testing for new safety system as federal deadline approaches
NJ.com

Gov. Phil Murphy continues to test negative for COVID-19 after exposure to staff member who last test positive
Politico New Jersey

Four people were arrested at a Black Lives Matter rally in Englewood after police escalation
NorthJersey.com

Rutgers researcher finds disparity in wait times COVID-19 test results for Black and white Americans
NJ Spotlight News