• IN THE NEWS
THE CITY ANNOUNCED FINAL STAGE OF NEWARK LEAD SERVICE LINE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM
Today we were joined by Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, DEP Deputy Commissioner Shawn LaTourette, and our very own Director of Water and Sewer Kareem Adeem.
Just one year after putting to work a $120 million bond from Essex County, we announced that the Newark Lead Service Line Replacement Program has reached its final stage with nearly 15,000 of the City’s 18,000+ lead service lines replaced with safe, copper pipes at no cost to taxpayers or residents.
• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY
25 more positive cases than Friday, and a total of 947 since June 30th.
No new deaths; a total of 34 since June 30th.
A total of 200,154 positive cases, which is 1,306 more than Friday, September 18.
A total 14,278 deaths, which is 8 more than Friday, September 18.
o CORRECTION ON THE TEST POSITIVITY RATE REPORTED ON FRIDAY:
Newark 1.52% as of Sept 14 (vs Sept 7 was 1.82%)
NJ 2.19% as of Sept 14 (vs Sept 7 was 2.2%)
So we are actually still doing better than the State but our numbers are up in those zip code areas as shared.
• LARGE GATHERINGS HOTLINE
Continue to call the hotline to report large gatherings, large groups not practicing social distancing, and crowds not wearing masks.
Hotline is 973-969-1122 (4PM-12AM).
• REMOTE LEARNING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
You can sign up your child today for the remote learning assistance program.
The website for the application is pinned in this Live feed and you can also find it posted immediately afterwards.
To participate, ALL of the following must apply:
• The children of City of Newark Employees, Newark Board of Education, or Newark resident
• The child is between the ages of 7 and 13 years old;
• The child is in grades 1st-8th;
• The child attends Newark Board of Education Schools or Newark Charter Schools.
The Registration Deadline is September 23rd at 12 NOON.
'• COVID-19 SCHOOL-AGE TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR WORKING FAMILIES
Applications for the COVID-19 Child Care Tuition Assistance Program opened today. Eligible families in need of child care for their school age children as schools have opened remotely can apply online at WWW.CHILDCARENJ.GOV/COVID19.
The tuition assistance is part of $250 million plan announced last month by Governor Murphy to support working families and child care.
This new program will provide tuition assistance to New Jersey families with incomes up to $75,000 in need of either full or part-time child care depending on their school’s remote learning schedule. The department will consider applications until funding is exhausted.
For more information, visit: WWW.CHILDCARENJ.GOV
The flyers are also posted on our Facebook page and on social media.
• FOOD RELIEF PROGRAM
Our food relief program continues and the next delivery will be on Wednesday.
So if you know someone—or if you are in need of food—please leave your information in the comments or send us a message.
• POP-UP TESTING AND CENSUS SITES (3:30-8PM)
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
Reminder to complete the Census – in person at a pop-up site or if someone comes to your home.
You can also go to the Newark Public Library main branch on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays,
between 11:30AM and 2:30PM,
for one-on-one help to complete the Census and with that you will receive a $50 ShopRite gift card (while they last).
And the NEWARK CENSUS SELFIE CONTEST is still going on. Enter for your chance to win $1,000.
• 1) Fill out the Census form online
• 2) Take a creative selfie as proof it has been completed
• 3) Then email it to NEWARKCOUNTS@GMAIL.COM with a #NewarkCounts hashtag.
Over the phone:
• Community Meeting: Status of Newark’s Water and Lead Service Line Replacements
• If you missed the last two, join us for our next community meeting on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7PM
• Live on the City’s Facebook Page
• CLOSING AND BLESSINGS