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Newark Paper Company is Newark’s first employee-owned cooperative, launched with support from city, local investor
NJ.com

Essex County freeholders will now be called county commissioners after adoption of state law abolishing racist, patriarchal title
Belleville-Nutley Patch

A Bloomfield teaching assistant was terminated in July due to charges of possession, distribution of child pornography
Bloomfield Patch

Nutley for Black Lives to host conference on equity, diversity, and inclusion Aug. 29 on Zoom
Nutley for Black Lives


Local News


Bloomfield town council members Wartyna Davis and Jenny Mundell hosting community conversation on bias and inequality Sept. 2
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield College moves in first group of students to on-campus housing amid pandemic
Bloomfield College

Montclair YMCA to reopen gym Sept. 8 with reduced capacity, public health precautions
YMCA of Montclair

Bloomfield’s Kreme and Krumbs ice cream shop to close Aug. 31 to Sept 5.
Kreme and Krumbs

Bloomfield school district plans mental health information sessions for parents, caregivers Sept. 1
Bloomfield School District

Essex County Environmental Center has virtual field trips, free recycling-themed programs available for area children and young adults
Essex County Environmental Center


Other News


N.J. budget expert outlines need for raising taxing on state’s wealthiest residents to address inequality
ROI-NJ

110-year-old N.J. bridge tied to countless Amtrak, NJ Transit train delays to be replaced with $248m federal grant
NJ.com

U.S. Justice Department seeks data on nursing home policies amid pandemic from N.J., three other states with Democratic governors
Associated Press

Name of man shot and killed by Asbury Park Police was Hasani Best
Asbury Park Press

Lanternfly spreads in N.J., poses threat to agriculture, local environment
New York Times

More than 60 N.J. school districts have opted for fully in-person instruction this fall
NJ Spotlight