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Need to Know

South Orange-Maplewood BOE settles discrimination lawsuit, must begin implementing plan for more equitable treatment of students of color
Maplewood Patch

Deadline to file petition to run for Bloomfield BOE is July 27
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Indoor martial arts, yoga studios can re-open in N.J. as long as they are at 25% capacity and participants are masked
Hoboken Patch

Governor Phil Murphy pauses further easing of COVID-19 restrictions as state’s virus containment inconsistent
Bloomfield Patch

Local News

Bloomfield College to host virtual orientation for new students August 25
Bloomfield College

Bloomfield library accepting submissions for pandemic historical archive
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield’s Titillations go-go bar closes, re-opens Dempsey’s Sports Bar and Cigar Lounge
Bloomfield Pulse

Bnai Keshet, reconstructionist synagogue in Montclair, holding open house July 26
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Nutley commissioner accused of politicking in move to dissolve volunteer first aid squad
TAPinto Nutley

Former Newark Archbishop accused of running child sex ring out of N.J. beach home
Asbury Park Press

Newark plans mixed-use development on four-acre site that formerly held Pabst Blue Ribbon factory
TAPinto Newark

Other News

Back pay, higher benefits coming for unemployed contractors, gig worker who’s benefits were fast-tracked without review

N.J. police killing of Black man experiencing mental health emergency points to lack of training, infrastructure for crisis intervention

White people in N.J. suburbs are buying guns out of fear of Black Lives Matter movement
Asbury Park Press

N.J. to resume in-person jury trials by September

White House memo attempts unconstitutional discounting of N.J. undocumented population in Census