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Bloomfield library suspends indoor service after brief reopening, curbside services remain available
Bloomfield Public Library

Newark tightens COVID-19 restrictions, limits gatherings to 10, imposes curfew, bans sports, senior housing visitation

East Orange General, St. Michael’s in Newark among N.J. hospitals that were on divert status Thursday due to influx of COVID-19 patients
Newark Patch

Gov. Phil Murphy gives municipalities, counties option to close non-essential businesses at 8 p.m.

Local News

Latest vote count for Bloomfield school board race sees Jessica Salinas, Kasey Dudley, Nadeisha Green holding lead
Bloomfield Patch

Bloomfield High School Key Club hosting coat drive until Dec. 4, drop off at high school
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield recreation opens registration for grade 6-8 basketball tryouts this weekend, tryouts will be in December
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Bloomfield police hosting community bike ride Nov. 15
Bloomfield Public Safety

COVID-19: 19 new cases in Bloomfield confirmed Nov. 12, total at 1,694
Essex County

Montclair community groups push for mandating police body camera use, as county, state tackle funding concerns
Montclair Local

Newark Museum of Art calls for submissions from N.J. artists for new exhibition on resilience and revisioning
Newark Museum of Art

Seton Hall cancels in-person instruction for remainder of semester after COVID-19 outbreak on campus
The Setonian

Essex County cancels annual Holiday Light Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo citing pandemic
Essex County

Other News

Planning on traveling for Thanksgiving? Begin your quarantine now.

NJ Transit officials say they are on track to complete positive train control implementation ahead of federal deadline

Shore counties led spikes in firearm purchases in the state over the summer

NYC COVID-19 positivity rate approaches 3%, mayor’s benchmark for closure of public schools