• MARCH ON WASHINGTON
August 28th marked the 57th Anniversary of the historic March on Washington (for Jobs and Freedom), where hundreds of thousands marched in 1963 to advocate for the civil and economic rights of African Americans.
Fast forward to 2020 and we are still fighting for equality.
Mayor shared sentiments from the Commitment March: Get Your Knees Off Our Necks.
• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY
26 more positive cases than yesterday, and a total of 751 since June 30th.
No new deaths since last Friday; a total of 31 since June 30th.
A total of 190,971 positive cases, which is 358 more than yesterday.
A total 14,150 deaths, which is 9 more than yesterday.
• NEWARK ZIP CODE DATA
This calculation is based on the method that we have done for the past few months and not the method that the State is using for its reporting.
o Test Positivity Rates (As of August 22nd):
Newark 1.90% (last week 1.46% on August 17th)
NJ 2.41% (last week 1.42% on August 17th)
• LARGE GATHERINGS HOTLINE
Heading into the weekend, please call the hotline if you see any large gatherings, large groups not practicing social distancing, or if there are crowds not wearing masks.
973-969-1122 (This number is just for Newark gatherings).
• POP-UP TESTING AND CENSUS SITES (3:30-8PM)
Van Buren Street & Nichols Street
(Back of East Side High School)
(NOTE: Nichols St. closure between Pulaski St. & VanBuren St.)
Monday, August 31st
Summer Ave. & Chester Ave.
(NOTE: Chester Ave. street closure between Summer Ave. & Summer Pl.)
Wednesday, September 2nd
West Side High School
403 South Orange Ave.
Friday, September 4th
Avon Avenue School
219 Avon Ave.
Wednesday, September 9th
Raphael Hernandez Elementary School Parking Lot
Friday, September 11th
Oliver Street School
East Kinney St. & McWhorter St.
In case you missed it yesterday and didn’t hear the list of just some of the things at risk for the next 10 years if Newark is not fully counted in this Census:
• Head Start
• Roads and infrastructure
• Temporary assistance
• School breakfast and lunch programs
• Foster care funds
• Adoption assistance
• Section 8
• Low-income home energy assistance
PLEASE complete your Census TODAY and ask your family and friends whether they have done theirs.
You can call:
• 844-330-2020 for English
• 844-468-2020 for Spanish
• 844-474-2020 for Portuguese
• 844-477-2020 for Haitian Creole
Or submit the form online at www.2020CENSUS.GOV
The deadline is September 30th.
• WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
o We have Remote GED/HSE, Vocational Training, and Work Readiness Programs starting in September.
o HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PROGRAM
At home access to HSE/GED resources, testing support software, live instructor
Limited satellite computer access for residents without internet or mobile access
o VOCATIONAL TRAINING (for In Demand Occupations)
Six Sigma Green Belt
Six Sigma Black Belt
Social Media and Marketing Certifications
Certified Nursing Assistant
Certified Medical Assistant
o WORK READINESS & CORPORATE CERTIFICATIONS
Remote work readiness program
Access to corporate certification pathways (i.e. six-sigma green belt, six-sigma black belt, etc.)
Direct employment assistance upon completion
o All candidates must complete assessment process with a Vocational Counselor for eligibility.
o If interested:
Call 973-733-5386 (ask for Mrs. Porter)
Visit Website: www.NLWDB.ORG
o SUMMER FUN IN THE CITY
The Summer Glow in the Dark Finale is taking place at Branch Brook Park on
Monday, August 31st
The movie TROLLS will be shown by the Lion Statues
This summer fun begins at 8PM
Please bring your chairs, blankets and wear your masks
Social distance guidelines will be followed
o VIRTUAL EVENT: NJ CENSUS TOWNHALL
Hosted by WBLS’s Shaila and Ann Tripp– and I’ll be a guest
Tuesday, September 1st at 7PM
On WBLS Facebook Live
Tune in if you can!
• CLOSING AND BLESSINGS – BE SAFE AND MASKUP!