• Here are our numbers in Newark and New Jersey—
1 less than yesterday, a total of 225 since start date of 6/30/20.
1 new death, a total of 7 since start date of 6/30/20.
The number of State positive cases is 176,278, which is 363 more than yesterday.
The number of State deaths is 13,660, which is 25 more than yesterday.
Thank you to everyone for continuing to send in selfies and ideas for #MaskUpNewark.
We’re working on incorporating your photos into the digital campaign. So please keep sending them in.
The email address is: MASKUPNEWARK@NEWARKNJ.GOV
We received a couple more slogan ideas since the Mayor shared the others on Friday: Jacqueline Jeffrey, “Change the Face of Newark... Maskup” and “Mask up! Let’s get a taste of what it’s like to keep our town safe!”
• POP-UP COVID-19 TESTING AND CENSUS SITES
We had testing at School Stadium and we will be there until this Friday at
9AM-4PM (right by the clock tower on the Bloomfield Ave side).
We’re also testing at Grace West Townhomes (Clubhouse-301 Irvine Turner Blvd) on Thursday and Friday for residents of Grace West (9AM-4PM). If you know someone who lives there, please share the information.
Testing and Census Locations (3:30-8PM):
Friday, July 17th – Aspen River Park Apartments
(17 Oxford Street)
Saturday, July 18th – Congress Street
(between Market and Ferry Streets)
Monday, July 20th – NJ Regional Day School-334
Tuesday, July 21st – Betty Shabazz Village
Wednesday, July 22nd – Colonnade Apartments (25 Clifton Ave)
Thursday, July 23rd – Bloomfield Ave and Garside St.
Friday, July 24th – George Washington Carver Elementary School Playground (333 Clinton Place)
We’re doing a big Census push because Newark is not counted in the way that we should be.
The Mayor is urging you to PLEASE complete the form if you have not already done so.
www.2020CENSUS.GOV or you can call 844-330-2020.
• FOOD RELIEF PROGRAM
Today, we continued with our food distribution to families.
To date, we have served 835,811 meals.
The next delivery will be next Wednesday so if you need food or know someone who does, please let us know by leaving info in the comments or sending us a message.
• COMMUNITY CLEAN UP
This Saturday, July 18th – North Ward Community Clean Up
Pick up supplies from
Vince Lombardi Center of Hope
(201 Bloomfield Avenue)
1- Summer Avenue and Verona Avenue
2- Broadway and Chester Avenue
3- Highland Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue
4- Roseville Avenue and 2nd Avenue
5- Garside Street and 3rd Avenue
6- Summer Avenue and Elwood Avenue
7- Parker Street and Bloomfield Avenue
8- North 6th Street and Davenport Avenue
9- North 5th Street and Bloomfield Avenue
10- Irving Street and Broadway
• REMINDER: TONIGHT -- TENANT RIGHTS TOWN HALL AT 7PM
City Office of Tenant Legal Services in collaboration with Ironbound Community Corp and other tenant rights groups will be holding our 2nd KNOW YOUR RIGHTS web town hall.
It’s for Essex County renters and homeowners – and eviction and foreclosure rights during the COVID-19 pandemic will be discussed
You can watch it right here on Facebook Live – tonight at 7
• SUMMER FUN MOVIE NIGHTS
Also tonight at 7, is a summer fun movie night
TROLLS WORLD TOUR
Being shown in Ivy Hill Park:
Bring your chairs and blankets, and wear your masks.
• Closing and blessings
Mayor read poem he’s been working on and welcomed everyone to help with the title.