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Registration opens Dec. 4 for Bloomfield recreation’s remote holiday celebrations: Santa Zoom meetings, gingerbread house decorating contest, house decorating contest
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Bloomfield Environmental Commission releases guidance for state’s single-use bag ban taking effect May 2022
Bloomfield Pulse

COVID-19: 2,173 confirmed cases in Bloomfield as of Dec. 2, confirmed deaths remain at 79
Essex County

All 21 counties in N.J. are now high risk for COVID-19 transmission as Murphy says state does not expect to close schools
Newark Patch

Local News

Bloomfield High School class of 2021 hosting cheesecake fundraiser with Anthony’s Cheesecake now through Dec. 9
Bloomfield Pulse

Watch Bloomfield High School’s Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein theatrical radio production
Bloomfield School District

Bloomfield library continues weekly after-school snack giveaway for children Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m.
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield rent board meets today to review vacancy decontrol of a single unit
Bloomfield Patch

Rohan Marley, Bob Marley’s son, wants to open a cannabis dispensary in Montclair
Montclair Patch

Montclair development on Bloomfield Ave set to open this winter, include pedestrian plaza, rock climbing gym, arts school
Montclair Local

Newark mayor warns non-essential businesses disregarding local COVID-19 lockdown will not be eligible for pandemic relief grants

Newark office among MVC locations closed until later this month due to employee with confirmed COVID-19 case

Other News

Drug, alcohol support groups are exempt from N.J.’s 10-person indoor gathering limit

NJ Transit to test antimicrobial lighting, air filtration, real-time passenger counts to help prevent COVID-19 transmission
Newark Patch

230 sex abuse lawsuits have been filed in the last year in N.J. against the Catholic Church

NYC health commissioner urges older adults, those with underlying health conditions to stay at home as COVID-19 activity increases

U.K. approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, still under consideration in U.S.