• Mayor addressed the rise in violence in our community.
o The Office of Violence Prevention and Trauma Recovery will be assessing hot spots and canvassing at Broadway Townhouses, Grafton Ave, Stephen Crane, 7th Ave, Pennington Court, Bradley Court, Hyatt Court, Riverview Court, Chancellor Ave, Chadwick Ave and more.
o If you see something, say something and call if you need help.
o Important numbers:
Newark Anti-Violence Coalition: (908) 605-6282
Newark Community Solutions: (973) 297-0500
Newark LGBTQ Community Center: (973) 424-9555
Ironbound Community Corporation: (973) 589-6873 or (973) 465-0555
Essex County Family Justice Center: (973) 230-7229
Essex County Prosecutor’s Office of Victim-Witness Advocacy: (973) 621-4687
West Ward Victims Outreach Services: (973) 418-0735
Shani Baraka Women’s Resource Center: (973)-733-7538
Newark Street Academy: (973) 856-3469
Newark Community Street Team: (973) 399-1003
The H.U.B.B. (Help Us Become Better): (973) 732-4690
• IN THE NEWS
The American Medical Association (AMA), the American Hospital Association (AHA), and the American Nurses Association (ANA) issued an open letter yesterday urging Americans to scale back holiday plans to reduce spread of Covid-19.
The letter says: "With Thanksgiving and the holiday season fast approaching and a deadly Covid-19 pandemic surging, we -- the physicians, nurses, hospital and health system leaders and public health professionals on the front lines of this pandemic -- strongly urge everyone throughout our country to celebrate responsibly, in a scaled-back fashion that limits the virus's spread, to help reduce the risk of infecting friends, family and others you love."
• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY
351 more positive cases than Wednesday, November 18 and a total of 7,136 since June 30th.
(Wednesday to Thursday there were 124 more; yesterday to today there are 227 more)
No new deaths; a total of 63 since June 30th.
A total of 297,370 positive cases, which is 7,808 more than Wednesday.
(Wednesday to Thursday there were 4,182 more; yesterday to today there are 3,626 more)
A total of 14,900 deaths, which is
57 more since Wednesday.
More than 57.6 million positive cases
More than 1.3 million deaths
More than 12.1 million positive cases
• 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.
• TEST POSITIVITY RATES (AS OF NOV 14) USING A 3-DAY ROLLING AVERAGE
Newark 21.14% as of Nov 14 (vs Nov 8 was 21.87%)
NJ 10.88% as of Nov 14 (vs Nov 8 was 12.02%)
Newark's test positivity rate (on a 3-day rolling average) is double the State's positivity rate at this point in time.
• CURFEW IS STILL IN EFFECT
Indoor Dining: 8:00PM; Deliveries and Pick Ups: 11:00PM.
More stringent in specific areas: Within 07104, 07105, and 07107. Must close all activity at 8:00PM because there is a 9:00PM curfew on weekdays and 10:00PM on weekends.
• MAYOR REITERATED THE DIRE NEED FOR THE QUARANTINE ADVISORY – EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY
Mayor urged people to stay home Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, December 4 (10 days).
City Hall and all of the City’s public buildings will be shut down during that time, except essential services.
• WE HAVE ADDITIONAL POP-UP TESTING SITES (3:30PM-8PM)
Friday, November 20:
Gladys Hillman-Jones School (24 Crane St.)
Monday, November 23:
Azores Social & Sports Club (142 Wilson Ave.)
Wednesday, November 25:
Chancellor Ave. School (844 Chancellor Ave.)
Friday, November 27:
CityPlex 12 (360-394 Springfield Ave.)
Monday, November 30:
Ballantine Parkway/ Parker St.
Wednesday, December 2:
Ivy Hill Apartments (230 Mount Vernon Pl.)
Friday, December 4:
Oliver Street School (East Kinney St. & McWhorter St.)
• REMINDER: TURKEY GIVEAWAY THIS MONDAY
Thanksgiving turkeys and sides will be distributed at multiple sites in every Ward – from 12 to 4PM.
We’ll also give out the NEWARK VS COVID-19 t-shirts and masks.
Here are all of the locations and they’re also posted on social media, our website and on NWK TV.
UNIFIED VAILSBURG SERVICE ORGANIZATION
1044 South Orange Avenue
SAINT MARY’S VILLA
425 Sanford Avenue, NJ 07106
GEORGIA KING VILLAGE
250 Georgia King Village
PRINCE HALL MASONS/EASTERN STARS
180-190 Irvine Turner Blvd.
BEREAN BAPTIST CHURCH
8 Isabella Avenue
IVY HILL APARTMENTS
230 Mt Vernon Place
46 N Munn Avenue
4th DISTRICT POLICE PRECINCT
247 16th Avenue
CENTRAL ASSEMBLY OF GOD
92 So. 6th Street
1 South 8th Street
FIRST AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
214 1st Ave
STEPHEN CRANE SENIOR BUILDING
801 N 6th Street
(Includes Building 790 and 815 North 6th Street)
STEPHEN CRANE SENIOR BUILDING
900 Franklin Avenue
(Includes Building 880 and 920 North 6th Street)
1-17 Grafton Ave (Newark Waterfront Center)
PARKSIDE MANOR SENIOR BUILDING
136 Tiffany Blvd
BARRINGER HIGH SCHOOL
90 Parker St
STEPHEN CRANE VILLAGE
25 N Hawthorne Ln
TEMPLE ROCK OF MY SALVATION CHURCH
VINCENT LOMBARDI CENTER
201 Bloomfield Avenue
SOUTH WARD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT OFFICE
1049 Bergen Street
703 S. 12th Street
LEADERS FOR LIFE
84 Clinton Place
SHANI BARAKA CENTER
300 Clinton Avenue
NELLIE GRIER CENTER
98 Maple Avenue
55 Ludlow Street
NEWARK STREET ACADEMY
208 Chadwick Avenue
MADISON AVE SENIORS
11-25 Madison Ave
991 Frelinghuysen Avenue
699 Springfield Ave
SOUTH ST SCHOOL
1060 Broad St
HAWKINS ST SCHOOL
WILSON AVE SCHOOL
205 Spruce Street
ROTUNDA RECREATION CENTER
ABYSSINIAN BAPTIST CHURCH
224 West Kinney Street
LA CASA DE PEDRO CENTER
309 Broad Street
CITY PLEX 12
360 Springfield Avenue
SPRINGFIELD BRANCH – NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY
48 Hayes Street
JAMES C WHITE
516 Bergen Street
233 West Market Street
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
1 Avon Avenue
EMMANUEL CHURCH OF CHRIST
54 Irvine Turner Blvd
• CLOSING AND BLESSINGS – Mayor reminded everyone to mask up and care for your neighbors. NEWARK VS. COVID-19 and the win is up to US.