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Bloomfield history: Learn how colonization and interfaith conflict shaped Essex County and reduced 20 square miles of Bloomfield to 5
Please Explain!

Newark United Way report says nearly one third of small businesses in the city may close without more federal aid
TAPinto Newark

New COVID-19 outbreaks in N.J. schools quadrupled in the last week, likely higher due to inefficacy of contact tracing
Asbury Park Patch

FDA advisory panel voted to recommend authorization of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Thursday, may begin shipping this weekend
Gothamist


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Watch, listen, or read the transcript from the Dec. 10 Bloomfield Board of Health meeting
Bloomfield Information Project

Bloomfield recreation’s Zoom with Santa Claus on Dec. 19 still has spots available
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Anthony’s Cheesecake adds “Gift a Meal” section to restrauant’s online ordering system to support health department food aid program
NorthJersey.com

Bloomfield Center hosting holiday window display competition beginning Dec. 13, asks public to vote
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Bloomfield officials held small holiday celebration Thursday, lit menorah, tree, recited Kwanzaa story
TAPinto Bloomfield

Carteret Elementary student Macayla Norman was featured on NBC for Time Person of the Year special reading a Black Lives Matter poem
Bloomfield School District

East Orange High School student Kimberly Cross wins full scholarship to Princeton
TAPinto East Orange/Orange

Human Needs Food Pantry distributed more than 300 winter coats this week
Human Needs Food Pantry

Amid rising COVID-19 cases, outbreaks at schools in state, Montclair parents group forms to push for return to in-person learning Jan. 4
TAPinto Montclair

Immaculate Conception Church in Montclair, Newark Archdiocese face child sexual assault allegations in new lawsuit
Montclair Local

Essex County COVID-19 testing sites for Dec. 11-19 include Newark, West Orange
Essex County


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