• Here are our numbers in Newark for today—
29 more positive cases than yesterday; a total of 103 since start date of 6/30/20.
1 more death than yesterday; a total of 3 since start date of 6/30/20.
o Zip codes will now be shared at the end of the week
• #MASKUPNEWARK CAMPAIGN
Deadline to send in selfies wearing a mask is tomorrow.
Please email your photos and slogans to MASKUPNEWARK@NEWARKNJ.GOV
• FOOD RELIEF PROGRAM
Today, we continued with our food distribution to families.
To date, we have served more than 755,000 meals (and more than 1.5 million meals with Newark Public Schools).
If you or someone you know needs food, please leave your information in the comments. The next food delivery will be next Wednesday.
• POP-UP COVID-19 TESTING AND CENSUS SITES
Today we are at Raphael Hernandez Elementary School Parking Lot (345 Broadway)
The site with West Ward Councilman Joseph A. McCallum AND PSE&G goes until Friday
Location: Little Avenue & West Market Street
(across the street from the Georgia King Village entrance)
Monday, July 13th – Balletine Parkway
(between Ridge and Parker Streets)
Tuesday, July 14th – Vailsburg Park
(694-736 South Orange Avenue)
Friday, July 17th – Aspen River Park Apartments
(17 Oxford Street) at 3:30-8PM
• REMINDER: SECOND ROUND OF EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES (HOME-BASED BUSINESSES)
A second round of emergency funding for small businesses and microenterprises that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic is now available.
This round provides working capital grants in amounts up to $10,000 to qualifying home-based small businesses in Newark and can be utilized for accounts payable, payroll, inventory, equipment, business compliance, licensing renewal, utilities, business capacity, legal, financial services, rent, insurance, business taxes, supplies or most business-related items, subject to funding availability.
Local small business owners may be eligible to apply by meeting the following conditions, including having a home-based business with a physical establishment located in Newark; having 10 employees or less; evidence of direct loss or losses due to COVID-19; providing state or federal corporate registration or licenses, among other qualifications.
The deadline to apply is July 13, 2020.
For more information visit: https://uwnewark.org/COVID19/organizations/
• COMMUNITY CLEAN UP
July 11 – Central Ward Community Clean Up–
Pick up supplies from
Rotunda Recreation Center (75 Clifton Avenue) or Congregational Baptist Church (399-411 Bergen Street) starting at 8:30AM
July 18 – North Ward Community Clean Up–
Pick up supplies from
Vince Lombardi Center of Hope (201 Bloomfield Avenue)
Dumpster locations for this Saturday – Central Ward
1. Washington & West Kinney (Lincoln Park Area)
2. North 5th Street & 6th Avenue
3. Garside & 3rd Avenue
4. Sussex & Duryea
5. South 10th Street & Blum Street (Near Harriet Tubman School)
6. 15th Avenue and 7th Street
7. 3rd Street and Central Avenue
8. Roseville Area (7th Avenue & North 4th)
9. Crane & MLK Blvd
10. Burnet Street (James Street Community)
• SUMMER FUN MOVIE NIGHTS
Tonight’s movie night (Lion King) is cancelled due to the weather but next week movies will resume on Tuesday and Wednesday.
• CITY OF NEWARK AND PUBLIC LIBRARY TEAMING UP TO OFFER FREE ASSISTANCE WITH 2020 CENSUS AT THREE BRANCHES
“Pop-Up Census Sites” will take place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays all through July
Van Buren Branch - 140 Van Buren Street, Newark – parking lot
North End Branch – 722 Summer Avenue, Newark – parking lot
Springfield Branch – 50 Hayes Street, Newark – courtyard
You can also complete yours at www.2020CENSUS.GOV or by phone 844-330-2020
• Closing and blessings
“I don’t pay attention to the world ending, it has ended for me many times and began again in the morning.” Nayyirah Waheed