“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.”
The Pennsylvania Farm Show has a live Beehive Cam this week. From 8am-8pm you can enjoy watching bees move around, eat, clean and do all the fun things that bees do inside their hive. For some reason, it’s fascinating to watch them.
When you’re watching, keep in mind that almost all the bees in a hive are female.
.@NYTimes digital access is being made free to all highschoolers thru Sept 2021
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.
Beyonce's BeyGood Foundation and The NAACP are giving $10k grants to Black Businesses through December 2020.
TRENTON – On 14 October 2020, Gov. Phil Murphy with US Senator Bob Menendez and Congressman Tom Malinowski announced $100 million in additional Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to support New Jersey COVID-19 affected residents and businesses.
$70 million will be distributed to restaurants, microbusinesses, and other small businesses through Phase 3 of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. $10 million of the funds will help small businesses purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) through the NJEDA Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program. $15 million will support renters through the Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program; and $5 million will support food banks and other hunger relief efforts.
“Small businesses and the people they employ are the backbone of New Jersey’s economy, yet they have borne a disproportionate share of the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Murphy. “It is incumbent on us to support them in any way possible. This additional funding helps us accomplish that goal.”
“Many restaurants have had a hard time staying afloat even with outdoor dining and are now facing an uncertain winter. Our economic recovery depends on the ability of our small businesses to survive until an effective treatment and cure for the coronavirus can be found,” said Senator Steve Sweeney. “We need Washington to step up now with another stimulus package to keep us from sliding further into recession.”
“I want to commend our state leaders for working together to get the federal coronavirus relief dollars we passed last spring into the hands of those who need it most,” said US Senator Bob Menendez. “This $100 million fund comes from the money we in Congress included in the CARES Act to help combat the economic fallout of this pandemic.”
Phase 3 of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program expands eligibility to any business with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) and increases the amount of funding businesses can receive. To ensure funds flow to businesses that need them most, Phase 3 grants are earmarked primarily forrestaurants and micro-businesses. $35 million will be dedicated to support businesses classified as “Food Services and Drinking Places” and $15 million is designated for “micro-businesses” with five or less employees. The remaining $20 million will be available to support any eligible business.
One third of each funding pool is designated for entities located in New Jersey Opportunity Zones.
$10 million will support the NJEDA’s new Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program, an public-private partnership for businesses with 100 employees or fewer to receive grants in the form of discounts on PPE purchased through NJEDA “Designated Vendors”.
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 #p2
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.
NJ now allows online voter registration and information changes. Register by 13 Oct 2020.
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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.
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 #p2
Grátis comidas preparadas en Glen Rock / Free prepared meals in Glen Rock