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Bloomfield seeks candidates for Civil Rights Commission
Councilwoman Wartyna Davis

Bloomfield police department designates lobby as safe exchange zone for people buying, selling things online
Bloomfield Public Safety

N.J. see Thanksgiving spike as 5,280 new COVID-19 cases and 90 deaths reported Dec. 8, raising cases to 377,055, deaths to 17,426

N.J. officials say COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, vaccinations in the state to begin days after federal approval
NJ Spotlight

Local News

COVID-19: Bloomfield confirmed cases rise to 2,368, deaths to 83 as of Dec. 8
Essex County

Bloomfield library’s jazz and the civil rights movement program is tomorrow
Bloomfield Public Library

MaryAnne Justice Ballweg and Steven Gentry named Bloomfield High School teacher, education specialist of the year
Bloomfield High School

Fairview 6th Grade Committee hosting fundraiser with Town Pub Dec. 10
Community submission on Citizens of Bloomfield

Brookdale Home and School Association hosting fundraiser with Cafe Mobay today
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Demarest Home and School Association hosting fundraiser with Holsten’s today
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Watsessing Elementary launches reading challenge with Pizzanada, offers free pizza in exchange for students meeting reading goals Dec. 7 to Jan. 11
Watsessing Home and School Association

Montclair Art Museum, Bibliophiles Black book club to host virtual conversation on ending mass incarceration with author, Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson on Dec. 10
Montclair Art Museum

Glen Ridge resident collecting toys, gift cards for Oasis women and children’s charity
Human Needs Food Pantry

CPAW-NJ is fundraising for its volunteer-run, outdoor cat trap-neuter-vaccinate-return program
Montclair Patch

Other News

Murphy says 3 in 4 N.J. residents contacted by COVID-19 contact tracers aren’t cooperating
Holmdel-Hazlet Patch

N.J. certifies federal, statewide election results
NJ Spotlight News

Cuomo says ban on indoor dining, additional shutdowns likely in N.Y. if COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise

90-year-old British grandmother first person in the world to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine