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Need to Know

Bloomfield’s third virtual community conversation on race to be held tonight
Township of Bloomfield

Food distribution happening today in Bloomfield at 3 PM at 90 Watsessing Ave
Watsessing Home and School Association

New COVID-19 cases rising amid outbreaks fueled by large gatherings, house parties
Politico New Jersey

Two-thirds of N.J residents support keeping COVID-19 restrictions until a vaccine, three-fourths support universal mask requirement

Local News

St. Thomas the Apostle School hosting shoe driving until August 31
St. Thomas the Apostle School

Gas line repairs temporarily shut down a section of Broad Street in Bloomfield on Tuesday
Bloomfield Patch

Today’s Cruise Nights car show in Bloomfield is the last one of the season
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Agenda for August 27 Bloomfield Zoning Board meeting published
Bloomfield Pulse

Monday’s town council included discussion of changes to food truck ordinance, increasing fines for property maintenance violations
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield seeks to pilot farmers’ market in late October, launch year-round market next year
TAPinto Bloomfield

Caldwell High students launch effort to change school’s racist Native American mascot
Change the Chiefs

Essex County children’s welfare organization seeks donations for upcoming school year
CASA for Children of Essex County

Other News

Governor Phil Murphy adds $15m to small business grants program for third round of funding
Asbury Park Press

Attorneys call for immediate release of immigrants detained at Bergen County jail after reports of ongoing air conditioning failure

NJ Transit lightrail riders can now buy tickets with smartphones

34 states now on N.J. travel quarantine list as of July 28
Mendham-Chester Patch

N.J. has provided 10k small businesses in the state with grants for pandemic relief since March

N.J. sues White House to keep undocumented immigrants in Census totals
Morristown Patch

Video shows NYPD abducting protest leader during anti-police brutality protest