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Obal’s Inn asks community to spend directly with local restaurants, avoid delivery apps to help sustain eateries amid pandemic
Obal’s Inn

Bloomfield recreation launches winter program guide, registration
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Expecting economic uplift from vaccine availability in 2021, Murphy says long term economic recovery could take years

New N.J. travel advisory follows CDC, says travelers to state should quarantine for 10 days or 7 days with negative COVID-19 test
Holmdel-Hazlet Patch

Local News

Bloomfield animal shelter publishes latest guidelines for emergency, non-emergency calls, adoptions and donations
Bloomfield Animal Shelter

Six Points Pub accepting toy donation drop offs for St. Joseph’s Childrens Hospital through Dec. 23
Six Points Pub

Bloomfield resident with genetic disorder seeks type O kidney donor
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Curb Alert Bloomfield is a Facebook group for residents who want to give away or receive gently used items to help reduce waste
Curb Alert Bloomfield

Bloomfield Stop & Shop launches pickup service
Bloomfield Patch

Bloomfield resident plans Christmas light display Dec. 11-13 on Lakewood Dr
Bloomfield Pulse

East Orange Mayor Ted Green tests positive for COVID-19 after exposure at burial service for father, is asymptomatic, will quarantine
West Orange Patch

Glen Ridge to launch map for self-guided tour of homes decked out for the holidays Dec. 18

Montclair Art Museum begins offering private art classes to accommodate kids, adults with disabilities
Montclair Art Museum

Montclair extends freeze on rent increases as landlord group continues push to against pending rent control rules
Montclair Local

Newark Penn Station to see $190m renovation, $30m release immediately to make improvements to signage, lighting, sitting area, ventilation
Newark Patch

Other News

Undocumented immigrants brought to U.S. as children can once again apply for work authorization and deportation protection after federal court ruling

9 of N.J.’s largest 10 school districts in N.J. are all-remote as majority of districts offering some form of in-person instruction amid state’s second COVID-19 wave

Six immigrants detained by ICE in Bergen County jail continue hunger strike for 25th day, call for release amid pandemic
NJ Spotlight News

Hudson County county executive Tom DeGise files restraining order against community members protesting renewed ICE contract
Hudson County View

Anti-racism advocates urge final vote on bipartisan bill to help address racial disparity in N.J. prisons through sentencing reform