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Bloomfield sets up online portal for new weekly COVID-19 testing clinics beginning Dec. 16
Township of Bloomfield

Essex County vaccination center designated for Bloomfield residents will be in West Caldwell next year, free to all
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Six to 12 inches of snow forecast for the Bloomfield area beginning Wednesday
NJ.com

With N.J. surpassing 17,751 COVID-19 deaths, at least 1 in 500 of state’s residents have died from virus as of Dec. 14
NJ.com


Local News


COVID-19: Bloomfield confirmed cases rise to 2,544, deaths to 86 as of Dec. 14
Essex County

Tonight’s virtual Bloomfield town council can be viewed online, TV, and accessed by phone, includes more than 70 agenda items
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield’s Kiwanis Club co-sponsoring blood drive Dec. 15 in Bloomfield Center
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield Buzzards amateur baseball team seeks recruits for 2021 season
Bloomfield Buzzards

Bloomfield Center Holiday Hunt, local businesses featured in new video promoting downtown
TAPintoTV

Dec. 15 remote Bloomfield Planning Board meeting to discuss new 4-unit apartment building, child care center, can be joined live via Zoom
Bloomfield Pulse

Obal’s Inn in Bloomfield reduces operations to Fridays only, says it is attempt to avoid complete closure amid “humanitarian crisis”
Obal’s Inn

Newark Communities for Accountable Policing hosting virtual discussion on trauma and intervention resources for people impacted by police violence Dec. 15
Newark Communities for Accountable Policing

East Orange MVC will only be available by appointment-only as of Dec. 14 alongside most other vehicle centers in the state
NJ.com

First COVID-19 vaccines will be administered in N.J. to healthcare workers in Newark, other cities Tuesday
Manasquan Patch

Essex County updates dates, locations for upcoming food distributions, this week’s is Dec. 18 in West Orange
Essex County


Other News


60% of N.J. resident they would take COVID-19 vaccine, with apprehensions highest among Black and Latino communities
Insider NJ

Two detained immigrants on hunger strike in Bergen County jail transferred to New York in latest instance of retaliation by ICE
Ridgewood-Glen Rock Patch

N.J. joins 19 states to ask Supreme Court to reject attempted overturn of 2020 presidential election by 18 Republican-run states
NJ.com

Indoor dining in NYC to shutdown Dec. 14
Gothamist

Murphy says he won’t follow N.Y., P.A. in closing indoor dining, cites low hospitalization rate
Mendham-Chester Patch

What are the side effects of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine and how common they are, explained
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Immigrant rights protestors marching to Bergen County Jail were met with police in riot gear Saturday, as ICE detainees there continue hunger strike
NorthJersey.com