There are more COVID deaths in Environmental Justice communities

air & ground pollution in EJ communities

According to the NRDC:

“Blacks, and other people of color, have been contracting and dying from the respiratory disease at disproportionate rates—a consequence epidemiologists have traced to health inequities, including exposure to air pollution, and the structural racism undergirding housing and job patterns. Workers of color are overrepresented in service industries that have been deemed essential—industries without options for social distancing or remote work. According to the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Black employees represented 12 percent of the total U.S. workforce in April but comprised 17 percent of frontline workers.” read more

NY Times digital access is being made free to all highschoolers thru Sept 2021

NY Times cover

.@NYTimes digital access is being made free to all highschoolers thru Sept 2021

Climate change is the likeliest reason that China embraced wheat flour

woman carries sheaf of wheat

In ancient China, millet was the common grain crop grown for flour. But dry farming technology discovered in the Sui Dynasty (A.D. 581-618) made wheat a viable crop and by the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907), wheat had replaced millet as China’s largest crop. There was enough time in the growing cycle to harvest wheat if millet crops failed and experimentation with wheat flour when it became available, proved it to be an almost endlessly versatile cooking ingredient. It is used in China to make noodles, breads, desserts and dumplings, which became foundational staples of the Chinese diet. read more

Small landlords can apply for free New Jersey grants until Tuesday, October 13

NJ help for landlords

Small landlords can apply for free New Jersey grants until Tuesday, October 13. Apply today!

EIDL government loans for COVID-affected businesses with only 3.75% interest available now

EIDL

EIDL government loans for COVID-affected businesses with only 3.75% interest available now #p2

18 drop boxes for vote-by-mail ballots will be stationed around Bergen County

Bergen County ballot drop box

HACKENSACK – By order of Gov. Phil Murphy’s, the November general election will be carried out by mail-in ballot only, and each New Jersey county must have secure ballot drop boxes. The Bergen County Board of Elections will have 18 drop boxes located throughout the county and your vote-by-mail ballots can be deposited in them.

The drop boxes will be outside the following locations:

  • Bergenfield                             198 North Washington Ave (Borough Hall in Rear)
  • Demarest                                 118 Serpentine Road (Borough Hall)
  • Englewood                              2-10 North Van Brunt Street (City Hall)
  • Fair Lawn                               8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue (behind Borough Hall)
  • Fort Lee                                  1355 Inwood Terrace/Anderson Avenue Circular Drive (Fort Lee Community Center)
  • Hackensack                             One Bergen County Plaza (County Administration Building)
  • Hasbrouck Heights                 320 Boulevard (behind Borough Hall)
  • Hillsdale                                  380 Hillsdale Avenue (Borough Hall parking lot)
  • North Arlington                      214 Ridge Road (Borough Hall)
  • Oakland                                  One Municipal Plaza (Borough Hall, across from Library)
  • Old Tappan                             227 Old Tappan Road (Borough Hall)
  • Paramus                                   1 Jockish Square (Borough Hall, outside main entrance)
  • Ramsey                                   30 Wyckoff Avenue (Rear of Library)
  • Ridgefield                               725 Slocum Avenue (Ridgefield Community Center)
  • Ridgewood                             131 North Maple Avenue (Village Hall)
  • Rutherford                              176 Park Avenue (Borough Hall)
  • Teaneck                                   818 Teaneck Road (Municipal Building, North Entrance)
  • Wyckoff                                  340 Franklin Avenue (Municipal Building)

Drop boxes provide a secure and speedy alternative to sending vote-by-mail ballots through the USPS, which has been experiencing delivery delays. The drop boxes were paid for by the State of New Jersey. read more

Breaking: now you can register or change your NJ voter registration – online

Register to vote

NJ now allows online voter registration and information changes. Register by 13 Oct 2020.

Porque le beneficia invertir los 10 minutos necesarios para llenar al Censo

Cómo llenar el Censo 2020

Porque le beneficia invertir los 10 minutos necesarios para llenar al Censo

Guide to NJ’s 2020 Vote by Mail Election

Patch published a detailed synopsis of how New Jersey’s first vote-by-mail elections are going to work. 2020 is the first year that mail-in ballot voting will be taking place statewide.

Vote by Mail ballots can be returned by the USPS, placed in ballot boxes Gov. Murphy is situating around the state, turned in at polling locations and at county offices.

You can also cast your vote by visiting a polling location, but the ballot will be provisional since the staff will not be able to tell whether you have already sent in your mail-in ballot. read more

Bergen County Cares small business grant program open for second time thru Friday, August 21

Bergen County Cares small business grant program open for second time thru Friday, August 21

A ‘former bastard cop’ says demilitarizing police and investing in communities can heal society

Militarized police

A 'former bastard cop' says demilitarizing police and investing in communities can heal society #p2

Grátis comidas preparadas en Glen Rock / Free prepared meals in Glen Rock

Sikh food flyerrs

Grátis comidas preparadas en Glen Rock / Free prepared meals in Glen Rock

Bergen County park restrooms and amenities will re-open Saturday, 06 June

James McFaul Environmental Center

Bergen County park restrooms and amenities re-open Saturday, 06 June

The intentional destruction of the USPS started in 2006 and has now reached critical proportions

Rep Defazio introduces the USPS Fairness Act

The Post Office being the major equity engine it is, put it on the Conservative hit list a while back. Its intentional destruction has reached critical proportions.

NJ Senate will hold first ever remote hearing to consider COVID-19 bills

NJJ State House chamber

NJ Senate will hold first ever remote hearing to consider COVID-19 bills