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Bloomfield considering establishing body to oversee Oakeside Cultural Center, Collins House
Essex News Daily

COVID-19: Bloomfield cases up 21 to 1,787, deaths rise to 74 as of Nov. 17
Essex County

N.J. nursing homes see new COVID-19 cases swell, official say bringing elders home for holidays is risky
Mendham-Chester Patch

Warnings from N.J. officials, new gathering restrictions aims to reduce COVID-19 transmission over holidays
NJ Spotlight


Local News


Regional climate change responsive initiative for transportation sector supported by Bloomfield council’s Rockwell, Cruz, Joanow
Essex News Daily

Federal grant will enable safety improvements at 9 Bloomfield intersections, including Parkway ramps, new traffic signal
Essex County

Tonight’s Bloomfield Board of Education meeting to be livestreamed, public can submit questions by email and Facebook
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield’s Save and Rave is home to online vintage, kids clothing shop, participating in upcoming Holiday Hunt
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Zi Zia Pizzeria hosting fundraiser for Bloomfield Soccer Club Nov. 18
Bloomfield Soccer Club

Bloomfield High School girls, boys soccer teams lose opening matches in state tournament
TAPinto Bloomfield

Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair accepting frozen turkey donations until Nov. 22
Human Needs Food Pantry

New laundry room at Newark’s Barringer High School offers laundry access to housing insecure students
Newark Patch

Re-entry services are available to veterans, formerly incarcerated Essex County residents
People’s Organization for Progress

Free virtual wellness course for adults 60 and over, started Nov. 10, continues until Dec. 15
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse


Other News


PSE&G seeing uptick in scam reporting, outline customer communication guidelines
PSEG

Marijuana decriminalization making its way through N.J. legislature, slows over psilocybin mushroom amendment
NJ.com

N.J. legislature passes bill to ease unemployment extension criteria as benefits set to expire for initial wave of laid off workers due to pandemic
NJ.com

Jury trials suspended across N.J. again as COVID-19 cases rise
The Press of Atlantic City