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N.J. officials: COVID is here to stay so get a vaccine booster or start your vaccine series ASAP as officials expect hospitalizations to double this holiday season, mostly among unvaccinated
NJ Spotlight News

Essex County schoolchildren have had the lowest rate of COVID cases in the state so far this school year

Montclair launches investigation into racist remark made by township’s attorney towards Montclair NAACP chapter members
Montclair Local

Civil rights violations alleged after an Elizabeth man was beat into a coma at Essex County’s jail as corrections officers did nothing to stop it

Local News

Bloomfield library Thanksgiving operating hours will see it close early Nov. 24, reopen Nov. 27, resume normal schedule Nov. 29
Bloomfield Public Library

Franklin Elementary School to host snack sale at Curtis Park Nov. 24
Franklin Home and School Association

COVID: Bloomfield confirmed cumulative cases rise to 6,151, deaths remain at 127 as of Nov. 23
Essex County

Salvation Army’s Montclair location to distribute food Nov. 24, serve a sit-down Thanksgiving meal Nov. 25
Montclair Local

Bloomfield College to host comedy fundraiser to support its baseball team Dec. 2, seeks sponsors, donations for raffle
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Partnership for Children of Essex seeking a food truck for their vaccine clinic Dec. 12 in Bloomfield
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

263 cyclists helped deliver 585 turkeys to the Human Needs Food Pantry from Brookdale Shoprite in Montclair Bikery’s 9th Turkey Bike Ride last weekend
Human Needs Food Pantry

Traditional Jewish deli Mikki and Al’s Noshery opened in July on Park Ave in Montclair
Montclair Girl

South Orange-Maplewood school district asks unvaccinated students traveling during Thanksgiving holiday to self-quarantine before return to school, will offer virtual instruction

Other News

Pre-pandemic levels of traffic at region’s roads, airports expected this holiday season amid nationwide rise in COVID activity

N.J. cut its prison population by 40% during the pandemic, providing early release to more than 5k incarcerated people to address highest inmate COVID mortality in the nation