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On-street parking in Bloomfield Center is free through the end of December
Bloomfield Center Alliance

COVID-19: Bloomfield cases rise to 2,245, deaths to 81 as of Dec. 4
Essex County

Essex County listed as federal COVID-19 red zone with more than 100 new cases per 100,000 residents, positivity rate above 10 percent

Newark’s University Hospital prepares to be among N.J. hospitals to receive, store COVID-19 vaccine, Murphy expects general availability by spring

Local News

Bloomfield recreation sets out mailbox for letters to Santa
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Bloomfield High School football completes 2020 season 1-6
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield Youth Band cancels planned weekend concert due to weather, to resume rehearsals in spring
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Registration is full for Bloomfield recreation’s gingerbread house decorating contest
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Montclair landlords continue campaign to overturn town’s new rent control ordinance
TAPinto Montclair

Montclair schools push back return to hybrid instruction to end of January
Montclair Local

Essex County’s COVID-19 testing sites for Dec. 4-12 include Newark, West Orange, Cedar Grove
Essex County

Just 50% of Newark’s University Hospital medical and non-medical staff are comfortable taking COVID-19 vaccine

Storm with heavy rains, winds expected to hit Essex County, coastal N.J. this weekend
Point Pleasant Patch

Other News

N.J. attorney general issues new rules on jailing youth, interactions with juvenile justice system should be avoided, rehabilitation and social services prioritized

Unemployment insurance set to run out for 480k N.J. residents who are gig workers and freelancers or on extended unemployment unless Congress acts

Jersey City breaks ground on Skyway Park on Hackensack River, to include memorial to some of city’s first COVID-19 losses

There was a small earthquake in Hunterdon County Thursday
Flemington Patch

Starbucks offering free coffee through December to some essential workers