Launched today, app helps track users’ COVID exposure

The apps, COVID Alert NJ and COVID Alert NY, notify users of potential COVID-19 exposure while maintaining user privacy and security, officials said. 
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COVID-19: Officials report 722 new cases in one day

Of Ocean County’s 188 new cases, 134 of those are in Lakewood, Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said. The county has a positivity rate of 5.44 percent up from the 3.70 reported on Monday, and Lakewood has a positivity rate of 27 percent. 

Suspects named in Montclair hit-and-run and pursuit

At 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 22, a Montclair police officer stopped a vehicle for various motor violations. During that time, police learned that the vehicle had been stolen. The vehicle fled, and in the process, the driver struck a Montclair officer.

COVID-19: COVID cases on the rise, more money for unemployed

Cases are seeing an uptick, especially in Central Jersey, and so is the number of residents filing for unemployment.
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COVID-19: State officials begin to see COVID-19 cases in schools

Schools are required to close if they identify two or more cases in separate classrooms, which would indicate an outbreak not confined to a particular group of students. 

In Brief: DWI crackdown begins Thursday, Sept. 24, in Montclair

Montclair Police Department will be conducting a DWI Checkpoint Thursday, Sept. 24, the first of several.
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UPDATE: Two police officers, civilian injured in police pursuit

Police and ambulance crews were called to the Crescent Parking Deck on South Fullerton Avenue at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. 

COVID-19: New Jersey passes 200,000 mark on positive cases

Monday’s number compares with the 519 new cases reported on Friday, Sept. 18. The beginning of fall this week has prompted concerns about increases in cases, with more people spending time indoors as the weather turns colder.

COVID-19: Adolescent cases continue to climb

The number of new COVID-19 cases in adolescents and young adults continues to climb, according to state health officials. 

Montclair police blotter: Sept. 18, 2020

The police blotter is provided to Montclair Local at the discretion of the Montclair Police Department and may not reflect the complete scope of police activity.