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Need to Know

Bloomfield schools seek parent input by Thursday on fall reopening plan
Bloomfield School District

Newark at the center of a nationwide struggle for environmental justice
The Intercept

Essex County Freeholder Brendan Gill asked Gov. Murphy to assist DeCamp, other private bus companies

Census workers began visiting homes that have not responded to 2020 count on July 30
Make the Road New Jersey

Local News

Bloomfield BOE candidates receive ballot positions, Vote for Equity slate takes top line
Bloomfield Pulse

12 households remain without power as of Tuesday morning days after Tropical Storm Isaias
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield plans to install wheelchair accessible merry-go-round
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield cancels annual Harvest Fest due to pandemic
Bloomfield Patch

Bloomfield High School boys’ soccer team begins practicing
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield High School holding virtual orientation sessions for incoming 9th grade students August 19-27
Bloomfield Pulse

Montclair’s Cuban Pete’s restaurant cited for violating indoor dining restriction
Bloomfield Patch

Free community walking tour, yoga available at Branch Brook Park through October
Branch Brook Park Alliance

Newark Arts Festival will be held virtually October 8-11 amid pandemic
Newark Arts Festival

Essex County dismisses cyber harassment charges brought by Nutley police against BLM protestors
Asbury Park Press

Essex County freeholders call for an end to for-profit prisons while profiting millions from Elizabeth ICE detention center
Bloomfield Patch

Other News

Long-term care facilities in N.J. to reopen to visitors, receive $155m to aid COVID-19 response
NJ Spotlight

Power restoration from Isaias nearing end in New Jersey
Associated Press

N.J. Department of Education releases frequently asked COVID-19 questions in advance of school year
Bloomfield Patch

No 2020 Rutgers football season Big 10 conferences vote to cancel season amid COVID-19
New Brunswick Patch