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Community members are reporting that approximately 200 BHS students have been asked to self-quarantine as a precaution after a staff member tested positive for COVID
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

N.J. school districts must report potential COVID exposures to students, staff in close contact but there’s no requirement for public communication

After Ida flooded Watsessing Park, an 1856 map shows area was a lake 150 years ago
Historical Society of Bloomfield

At least 1,600 Essex County residents were unhoused this year, among 8k people across the state including 1,660 children

Local News

Demarest HSA to host fundraiser at APEM Creamery Sept. 23
Bloomfield Pulse

Fairview HSA to host fundraiser to benefit grade 6 year-end activities Sept. 22 at Wendy’s in Belleville
Fairview Home and School Association

The Brookdale to host fundraiser in memory of former owner Bill Ricigliano Sept. 23, proceeds to benefit Bloomfield charities
Community Contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

RWJBarnabas’s 21-day food equity challenge will teach participants about systemic racism and food equity, begins Sept. 23
Clara Maass Medical Center on TAPinto Bloomfield

Local NAACP chapter is hosting a free virtual youth leadership summit with discussions on politics, leaving home, and mental health Sept. 25
Oranges and Maplewood NAACP

Glen Ridge hosting town-wide yard sale Sept. 25 benefiting Friends of the Glen Ridge Library
Glen Ridge Public Library

East Orange, Newark municipal judge Steven Brister was suspended for one month by N.J.’s Supreme Court over sexist comments in a 2019 domestic violence case

Turtle Back on Tap beer festival will be at Turtle Back Zoo Oct. 16, benefit Essex County Parks Foundation
Turtle Back Zoo

Officials urge residents to remove standing water on their property as mosquito-born West Nile virus season peaks, one infected in Essex County, 14 throughout the state

FEMA issues warning against fraud, scams, identity theft after Hurricane Ida

Other News

Pfizer says its COVID vaccine is effective for children ages 5-11 at one-third the adult dose, will seek federal authorization for use
USA Today

CDC to consider expansion of Pfizer COVID vaccine booster access, up to 1.1m N.J. residents may be eligible by next week
NJ Spotlight News