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Need to Know


Winter break free meal pickup schedule for Bloomfield students published, includes bulk distributions to accommodate building closure
Watsessing Home and School Association

Need help shoveling? Check out this map of Bloomfield residents available to help
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

At least 98 N.J. schools have had COVID-19 outbreaks, 400 with at least one case as of Dec. 17
NJ.com

1 in 200 N.J. residents have been hospitalized with COVID-19 as total confirmed cases rise above 415k
NJ Pen


Local News


Bloomfield schools had a half-day today
Bloomfield School District

Pulaski Park will remain lit after sunset until 9:30 p.m. Dec. 17-19 for sledding
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Alternate side parking was suspended Thursday due to snow but snow-related parking restrictions are still in effect
Bloomfield Public Safety

Recycling collection postponed in Bloomfield until Dec. 18, garbage collection to return Dec. 21 due to inclement weather
Bloomfield Public Works and Park Maintenance

Virtual after school craft and group therapy program available Thursdays for people ages 13-18
Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris

Dec. 20 is the deadline to apply to become a Dream Ambassador to help DACA applicants in N.J.
Make the Road New Jersey

Montclair Inn independent senior living community hosting soup can drive
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair reaches winter coat drive goal, calls for donations of bed and bath linens
Human Needs Food Pantry

Newark MVC offices closes again after employee tests positive for COVID-19, will reopen after Dec. 31
Newark Patch

Essex County diaper bank has shortage of diapers, calls for donations
Modestly Cover Diaper Bank of Essex County

Essex County saw 6-11 inches of snow over the last 24 hours
Asbury Park Patch


Other News


N.J. cannabis legalization slated for votes in legislature, will come into effect Jan. 1
NJ Spotlight News

Black farmers are severely underrepresented in state’s commercial farming sector
Burlington County Times

N.J. county officials abetting the detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants are upset people are protesting outside of their homes
NorthJersey.com