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Need to Know

Flu season could strain healthcare system amid pandemic, experts encourage vaccination
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PSE&G customers may see higher bills because of lack of meter reading at height of spring COVID-19 outbreak

What to expect of N.J. mail-in balloting for November election
Montclair Local

Net worth of N.J. billionaires has increased by $1.7b during pandemic
Newark Patch

Local News

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

Brookdale ShopRite is hiring for a variety of positions

First day of virtual school in Bloomfield is Sept. 3
Bloomfield Pulse

F45 fitness studio in Bloomfield restarts classes Aug. 24, will be held outdoors at Clark’s Pond South
F45 Training

Bloomfield resident Thomas Ryan fundraising for second independent horror film anthology
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield College’s TRIO Student Support Services receives grant that will keep it running until 2025
TRIO Student Support Services

Mountainside Medical Center in Glen Ridge held a remembrance for those lost to COVID-19
Mountainside Medical Center

Montclair’s East Side Mags comic book store plans Dungeons and Dragons sessions for September
East Side Mags

Montclair Inn to hold yard sale to benefit their independent senior living community August 22-23
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Vote Montclair outlines plan to end township BOE appointments, elect school governing board
Montclair Local

Montclair State begins welcoming students back to campus for fall semester

Belleville considers layoffs, furloughs, sale of underused municipality properties to fill $3m budget shortfall
Belleville-Nutley Patch

Newark students face technology shortage, increased food insecurity as school year starts remotely to prevent COVID-19 outbreak
Newark Patch

Other News

N.J. Senate committee moves forward 7 bills to make voting-by-mail in upcoming election more accessible
NJ Spotlight

Hoboken votes down proposed $250 fine for those who don’t wear masks

Entertainer David Blaine plans to fly from N.J. to NYC over Hudson River by holding onto helium balloons
Hoboken Girl