• IN THE NEWS
Thanks to the NJ Secretary of State Tahesha Way, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, Essex County Board of Elections Clerk Linda Von Nessi, Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin, New Jersey Devils President Jake Reynolds, NBA Lakers J.R. Smith, and the National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts for working with us in trying to get the Prudential Center as a super polling site for the 2020 Presidential Election.
Final vote by the Essex County Board of Elections to approve the selection of the site is still pending.
Essex County residents would be able to register to vote, apply for mail-in ballots, and cast ballots in advance, and Newark residents would be able to vote on-site on Election Day.
Prudential Center is also planning to host a voter registration and Census event on Tuesday, September 22, National Voter Registration Day.
You will receive your mail-in ballots between now and October 5th. October 13th is the last day to register.
If you are on parole or on probation in New Jersey you can register to vote without paying any fine.
• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY
21 more positive cases than Friday, and a total of 871 since June 30th.
1 new death since Friday; a total of 34 since June 30th.
A total of 196,968 positive cases, which is 1,080 more than Friday, September 11.
A total 14,245 deaths, which is 11 more than Friday, September 11.
o In Case You Missed It on Friday, the Test Positivity Rates (As of September 7th):
Newark 1.82% (previous week/August 29th was 1.44%)
NJ 2.2% (previous week/August 29th was 2.14%)
• LARGE GATHERINGS HOTLINE
Please continue to report large gatherings, large groups not practicing social distancing, and crowds not wearing masks.
Hotline is 973-969-1122 and is operated between the hours of 4PM-12AM.
• FOOD RELIEF PROGRAM
Our food relief program is still in progress.
The next food delivery will be this Wednesday.
So if you know someone who needs food, or if you do, please let us know by leaving your information in the comments or sending to our inbox.
• VIRTUAL LEARNING PODS
Mayor Baraka will share information about the virtual learning centers where children of essential workers can go. Info to come soon.
• POP-UP TESTING AND CENSUS SITES (3:30-8PM)
Monday, September 14th
Note: 4th St closure btwn West Market & Central Ave.
Wednesday, September 16th
Louis A. Spencer Elementary School
66 Muhammad Ali Ave.
Friday, September 18th
Elliott Street Elementary School
721 Summer Ave.
Monday, September 21st
Darcy St. & Wilson Ave.
Note: Darcy St. closure between Wilson & Alyea
Wednesday, September 23rd
Clear View Baptist Church
314 Hobson St.
Friday, September 25th
595 Mt. Prospect Ave.
• COMPLETE THE CENSUS
We are 48.5% self-counted as of today.
If you have not filled out your form yet, please do and don’t forget to encourage your friends and family to complete theirs, too.
Right now the last day to the Census is September 30th.
Our schools, our infrastructure, our healthcare, SNAP benefits, Section 8 are just a few of the things at risk.
The website: www.2020CENSUS.GOV or complete the form over the phone:
844-330-2020 English, 844-468-2020 for Spanish, 844-474-2020 for Portuguese, 844-477-2020 for Haitian Creole
REMINDER: Community Meeting: Status of Newark’s Water and Lead Service Line Replacements
• Tomorrow, Sept. 15 at 7PM
• Monday, Sept. 21 at 12PM
• Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7PM
• Live on the City’s Facebook Page
• Submit your questions via email to:
Or call us at 201-452-8450 to submit questions
• WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
REMINDER that we have Remote GED/HSE, Vocational Training, and Work Readiness Programs for our residents
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 (for In Demand Occupations)
• Six Sigma Green Belt
• Six Sigma Black Belt
• Social Media and Marketing Certifications
• Project Manager
• Certified Nursing Assistant
• Microsoft Office
• Certified Medical Assistant
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
All candidates must complete assessment process with a Vocational Counselor for eligibility.
o Call 973-733-5386 (ask for Mrs. Porter)
o Email: PORTERST@CI.NEWARK.NJ.US
o Visit Website: www.NLWDB.ORG
• CLOSING AND BLESSINGS
Mayor encouraged everyone to read Claude McKay, “If We Must Die”