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Need to Know

14 Bloomfield households remain without power Monday morning, days after Tropical Storm Isaias caused outages statewide
Bloomfield Pulse

Coach USA buses will cross-honor DeCamp ticket holders through August after indefinite service suspension

Newark LGBTQ center calls for investigation into the death of a Black trans woman found dead on street with strangle marks
Newark LGBTQ Community Center

Jersey City to begin school year fully remote as communities across the state seek to keep schools closed amid pandemic

Local News

Essex County reporting a total of 69 COVID-19 deaths, 1,126 cases in Bloomfield as of Sunday
Essex County

Bloomfield continues community conversations on race August 12 with focus on education equity
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield’s Arlington Ave between MacArthur and Watessing to be closed August 10-14 between hours of 7 AM to 5 PM
Bloomfield Pulse

Rep. Mikie Sherrill endorses Democratic candidates for Bloomfield council, Essex County freeholders
Insider NJ

Bloomfield College welcomes Figueroa Mal as new chairperson for school’s nursing program
Essex News Daily

Newark Public Library to host discussion about Black LGBTQIA+ lives August 13
Newark LGBTQ Community Center

New drive-in movie theater Newark Moonlight Cinema is Black-owned, one of few in the country

Newark sanitation, utility workers union have been without a contract for two years
TAPinto Newark

Essex County to hold emergency food distribution in Newark on August 13
Essex County

Two coyotes were spotted in Essex County’s South Mountain Reservation as officials ask visitors to take care
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Other News

450k homes remained without power in N.J. Thursday due to damage from Tropical Storm Isaias
Toms River Patch

N.J. association of school principals and supervisors call for remote-only instruction for upcoming school year amid pandemic
NJ Spotlight

NJ Transit offers alternative options for DeCamp bus riders after the private transportation company suspends service indefinitely
Township of Bloomfield

N.J. ranks 10th in the U.S. for inequitable school funding

Thousands of N.J. residents continue filing for new unemployment claims as state’s jobless rate at 16.6%

NOAA officials increases predictions storms, hurricanes for 2020 season, may be busiest on record

Heat wave coupled with high humidity expected in N.J. this week

N.J. dedicates $25m of federal relief to small landlords impacted by pandemic
TAPinto Camden

N.J. closes Fort Mott, Voorhees state parks indefinitely due to staff shortages at nearby parks

Perseid meteor shower to peak over N.J. August 11-13
Bloomfield Patch