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N.J. Supreme Court limits Newark civilian police oversight board, city officials plan to challenge decision
TAPinto Newark

Newark creating hotline for LGBTQ residents, adopting new policies following death of Ashley Moore
TAPinto Newark

Bloomfield BOE incumbents Thomas Heaney, Jessica Salinas, and Ellen Rogers launch campaign for upcoming election
Experienced, Certified, Leadership

N.J.’s COVID-19 positivity rate under 2 percent as state keeps up pressure against viral outbreak
TAPinto Camden

Local News

Invasive spotted lanternfly seen in Bloomfield, state official encourage killing them given their environmental impact
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Vote Montclair seeks to establish elected BOE in Montclair, one of just 11 N.J. communities where board is mayor-appointed

250 gathered at student-led rally in East Orange seeking justice for N.J. state police killing of Maurice Gordon
Associated Press

Nutley joins area towns in plan to start upcoming school year remotely
Belleville-Nutley Patch

West Orange schools to begin year remotely, plan transition to hybrid model in future
West Orange Patch

Seton Hall campus in South Orange reports first COVID-19 case since April as in-person classes planned for coming semester
TAPinto Newark

Network of Essex County food pantries receives $120k grant to expand services
Essex News Daily

Other News

Gov. Phil Murphy vows to fight Trump campaign lawsuit seeking to undermine state’s vote-by-mail election effort
Mendham-Chester Patch

N.J. court orders do-over for Paterson City Council election after voter fraud issues earlier this year

N.J. schools going all-remote must submit timelines for return to some form of in-person instruction

Federal judge upholds Gov. Phil Murphy executive order keeping state’s theaters closed
Associated Press

NYC teachers prepared to strike if schools aren’t safe to reopen under city’s hybrid learning model

Census count will end one month early in N.J. on Sept. 30
Bloomfield Patch

Prosecutors can force defendants to give up cell phone passcodes, N.J. Supreme Court rules