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Need to Know

Bloomfield’s APEM Creamery makes Yelp list for best frozen treat in N.J.

Bloomfield recreation offering three-week summer camp for individuals with disabilities ages 14-21
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Lawsuits by N.J., Rutgers, others lead ICE to abandon policy forcing international students to attend in-person classes under threat of deportation

Minimum wage workers cannot afford rent in N.J. where $30 hourly wage required to adequately meet housing needs

Local News

New early childhood education program in Bloomfield offering outdoor movement classes for young children
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield High School graduating senior Anna Haraka wins locally crowdsourced scholarship
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Nutley library re-opened July 14 with new pandemic rules, offering limited service
Belleville-Nutley Patch

Bloomfield-based Charles Seller Foundation continues raising money for Kearny resident with leukemia
Bloomfield Pulse

Essex County providing free COVID-19 testing July 16 in Glen Ridge
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Other News

Stop & Shop and Shop Rite end COVID-19 pay hazard pay for employees despite increased business amid pandemic
Asbury Park Press

How 7 N.J. schools system plan to operate this fall amid pandemic

22 states now meet criteria for for N.J. traveler quarantine amid pandemic
Mahwah Patch

N.J. won’t fine travelers from coronavirus hotspots who don’t share that information as in N.Y.

N.J. health insurance companies have denied more than 1,000 claims for COVID-19 care
NJ Spotlight

Social media posts about Governor Phil Murphy’s daughter holding indoor wedding ceremony amid pandemic are false
Morristown Patch

Bill to let N.J. borrow $10b to offset lost revenue due to COVID-19 passes Senate committee
NJ Spotlight

N.J. State Fair Meadowlands cancelled for 2020 amid pandemic
TAPinto Bloomfield

Federal judge denies request by N.J. movie theater owners to re-open