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Bloomfield schools offering free breakfast, lunch to all students through remainder of school year
Bloomfield School District

Here’s the latest on what you can and can’t do under N.J. COVID-19 restrictions

If unabated, N.J.’s COVID-19 cases could reach spring-time levels by Thanksgiving, increasing risk of viral spread at holiday gatherings

N.Y. imposes new COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants, gyms, limits indoor private gatherings to 10, names Staten Island “yellow zone”

Local News

53 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Bloomfield Nov. 11-12, total at 1,675
Essex County

Christian Faith Center in Bloomfield to host food distribution Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. at 132 Montgomery St
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Family Promise of Essex County, housing assistance organization, hosting virtual film screening, panel conversation Nov. 14
Family Promise of Essex County

Watessing Home and School Association seeks donations to provide enrichment programs, school supplies for students
Watsessing Home and School Association

Have a Ring doorbell? Some are being recalled because they are a fire hazard
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Bloomfield High School Key Club hosting fundraiser with Chipotle on Bloomfield Ave Nov. 14
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield skate park renovations almost complete, reopening soon
Councilman Ted Gamble

Bloomfield receives $150k recreation and open space grant from Essex County, to be used for pickle ball court improvements in Memorial Park
Bloomfield Pulse

Montclair public schools pushback restart of in-person classes again, citing community COVID-19 spread
Montclair Patch

Nutley public schools join others in Essex County, delay return to in-person classes amid N.J.’s second COVID-19 wave
Belleville-Nutley Patch

Essex-Hudson Greenway advocates urge public not to walk rail line slated for conversion as it is still private property
Essex-Hudson Greenway

Other News

Some N.J. teachers unions, public health experts are calling for state to return to all-virtual schooling as COVID-19 cases rise

N.J. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal tests positive for COVID-19, is asymptomatic, quarantining
Mendham-Chester Patch

Former ACLU lawyer Dianna Houenou to head N.J. Cannabis Regulatory Commission
The Philadelphia Inquirer