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Need to Know

Essex County’s 12k member teachers’ union says fall return to schools amid pandemic unsafe, calls for fully remote learning
Bloomfield Patch

All N.J. students eligible for fully remote learning under newly detailed state plan
TAPinto Newark

How to help new college students succeed during the pandemic webinar planned for August 5
Chalkbeat Newark

N.J. heat wave to continue until Wednesday
Toms River Patch

Local News

Bloomfield COVID-19 deaths at 70, total cases at 1,111
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield town council meeting to be held tonight
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield Township shredding event to be held August 1
Bloomfield Public Works and Park Maintenance

Bloomfield community conversation series on race intended to create safe space for developing more understanding between residents

Expert recommends Bloomfield conduct racial equity assessments, create more inclusive boards in community meeting on racial inequality in health outcomes
Essex News Daily

Lack of social distance enforcement at Montclair Farmers’ Market concerns community members
Montclair Local

Montclair Film Festival postponed due to pandemic to be held with October 16-26 with online and drive-in events
NJ Arts

Newark summer school site was temporarily closed due to COVID-19 case
Chalkbeat Newark

Newark’s guaranteed income pilot program to launch by end of 2020

Essex County to host parade through Newark, Irvington, Orange, and East Orange to raise awareness for Census participation
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Other News

Bagged salads under store brands Walmart, Aldi, ShopRite recalled after more than 600 get sick

Report finds 40% of all N.J. renters, 50% of Black renters can’t make August rent because of COVID-19

Climate change has transformed NYC region into a humid subtropical climate zone, with warmer summers and winters
New York Times

California, Florida COVID-19 case counts surpasses that of New York, original U.S. epicenter