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Toy drive collecting new unwrapped toys or gift cards will have drop boxes at police station, Hot Bagels Abroad through Dec. 14
Bloomfield Public Safety

Newark’s Nov. 25 to Dec. 4 shelter-in-place directive is an advisory, not a legal order
TAPinto Newark

N.J. officials share mental health, pandemic safety tips ahead of Thanksgiving holiday expected to contribute to viral spread
TAPinto Camden

N.J. expects to receive 130k COVID-19 vaccine doses by end year, begin receiving 1m monthly in 2021 to meet midyear general population vaccination goal
NorthJersey.com


Local News


Bloomfield suspends alternate side parking Nov. 26-27
Bloomfield Public Safety

Bloomfield Patch seeks nominees for best business of the year recognition
Bloomfield Patch

Pro BMX rider Scotty Cranmer reviews Bloomfield’s updated Joseph Tizzio skate park on YouTube
Scotty Cranmer

Approximately two-thirds of Bloomfield voters chose Biden, approved marijuana legalization, presidential write-in votes included Bernie Sanders, Jesus Christ
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield council unanimously approves resolution supporting development of Essex-Hudson Greenway
TAPinto Bloomfield

Virtual forum on Newark’s civilian police accountability board will be held on Dec. 1 on Zoom
Newark Communities for Accountable Policing

Essex County civilian prison task force to hold virtual meeting on addiction treatment for people incarcerated in county prisons
Essex County

Essex County cancels annual deer management program, says pandemic response more urgent
Essex County


Other News


N.J. hospitals reopening COVID-19 isolation units, stockpiling gear in preparation for hospitalization spike but staffing remains concern
NorthJersey.com

N.J. report says 18 of state’s 21 counties are high-risk COVID-19 transmission areas as daily new cases remain above 3k
Asbury Park Patch

Drivers in N.J. will now get new licenses by mail
The Press of Atlantic City

N.J. leaders aren’t funding, appointing people to state council mandated to address prejudice and bias in public institutions

N.J. redistricting committee members closely tied to state power brokers, has no Latinx representation, almost entirely male
Gothamist

N.Y. sets up field hospital in Staten Island as COVID-19 hospitalization triple in three weeks
Gothamist

N.J. leaders aren’t funding, appointing people to state council mandated to address prejudice and bias in public institutions
NorthJersey.com