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New York Times

Murphy expects COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in N.J. Dec. 15, signs executive order auto-enrolling residents in vaccine registry
Morristown Patch

N.J. drops outdoor gathering limits to 25 today as new daily COVID-19 cases break record at more than 6k, hospitalizations expected to rise
Manasquan-Belmar Patch

The Independent Press profiled Bloomfield Information Project’s work to establish a community-run local news service for Bloomfield
Essex News Daily

Local News

COVID-19: Bloomfield’s confirmed cases rise to 2,312, deaths to 82 as of Dec. 6
Essex County

Free admission with a food, coat, or toy donation to Turtle Back Zoo begins Dec. 8
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Bloomfield toy drive ends Dec. 14, items can be still be donated at drop boxes near Hot Bagels Abroad, police station
Bloomfield Public Safety

Bloomfield tested returning municipal workers for COVID-19 after the Thanksgiving holiday
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield among N.J. towns who received grants for end of year anti-drunk driving enforcement

Bloomfield Cruisers held their Santa classic car parade Sunday
Bloomfield Pulse

Virtual panel on Green New Deal and N.J. to be held Dec. 12, feature speakers from Rutgers, Ironbound Community Corp, Ramapoo Lunaape Nation
Northern N.J. Democratic Socialists of America

After 10-day stay-at-home advisory, Newark issues holiday COVID-19 guidelines urging limited gatherings, travel
Newark Patch

CVS opens “Pharmacy y más” store in Newark, includes bilingual staff and signage to engage Spanish-speaking community
Newark Patch

This week’s Essex County food distribution will be held on Dec. 10 in Cedar Grove
Essex County

Other News

Murphy signs bill extending unemployment benefit eligibility by 20 weeks
Mendham-Chester Patch

Booker, Menendez call for N.J. counties to end ICE contracts amid immigrant hunger strike in Bergen County, protests against renewal in Hudson County
Ridgewood-Glen Rock Patch

20 light shows in our region to visit this holiday season

New York Waterway has been dumping sewage, oil, fuel, other pollutants into Hudson River, lawsuit alleges