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Need to Know

Affordable Care Act open enrollment has begun on N.J.’s new health insurance marketplace, closes Jan. 31
State of New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy made minor changes, clarified COVID-19 restrictions for sporting events, malls, grocery stores, and tutoring centers

Voters who registered with MVC pin pads may have votes rejected if they don’t respond to letters asking for signature confirmation
NJ Spotlight

Still undecided about the Bloomfield Board of Education election? Learn about about the two slates of three candidates running
Essex News Daily

Local News

Bloomfield library plans virtual storytime and dance event Nov. 4
Bloomfield Public Library

Ancient Grains Artisan Bakery and Patisserie opens in Bloomfield
Ancient Grains Artisan Bakery & Patisserie

How the Bloomfield High School marching band is getting by amid the pandemic
Essex News Daily

Bloomfield Baseball Association fall tournament extended through Nov. 9
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield’s Town pub to host outdoor comedy night Nov. 7
Town Pub of Bloomfield

Bloomfield resident Jacqueline Murphy ran around a Newark block 131 times in lieu of canceled NYC marathon to raise awareness for homelessness
News 12

Bloomfield police say officers are receiving new bias and de-escalation training
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield’s assistant to fire chief, Doreen Butler, retires after 25 years working with township
Bloomfield Public Safety

Bloomfield High School boys soccer beat Newark East 2-1 Friday
Bloomfield Pulse

Montclair schools push back hybrid learning plan after COVID-19 case at Watchung Elementary
Montclair Patch

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to host virtual State of the Black World Conference Nov. 5
People’s Organization for Progress

Other News

Small businesses can buy personal protective equipment at 10% discount through state program

Why don’t more cops speak out about alleged misconduct? Look what happened to one who tried.

240 N.J. National Guard members have begun working in 18 counties to help process surge of mail-in ballots

Pro-Trump motorcades in N.J., across region blocked roads over the weekend as voting rights groups worry about intimidation
New York Times