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              COMMUNITY UPDATE


     Vineland to Deploy Rekor                                                                                      with 5,000 square feet of leased space or
     One™ to Support Public                 Diaper Drive at Vineland Public Library                                less, and is requiring standard debarment
                                                                                                                   and legal qualifications from applying busi-
                                              The Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Avenue, is collecting diapers and baby
     Safety Missions                        wipes for the Happy Bottoms Diaper Drive now through October 16. These dona-  nesses.
        Rekor Systems, Inc., a global AI tech-  tions will be used to help form the first Diaper Bank in Cumberland County, organized
     nology company, announced that three   by Gateway Community Action Partnership.                               Pay Increased for NJ Poll
     Mid-Atlantic customers will deploy Rekor   While food banks and pantries serve a critical need in our community, they rarely   Workers for November
     solutions to improve public safety in their   have items like diapers or wipes for families who need them. Diaper Banks, like this
     respective municipalities. The cities of   one, alleviate stress for families in need and keep babies happy and healthy through   2021 General Election
     Vineland and New Rochelle, NY have each   difficult times. Like the Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank, Gateway also believes that   Last week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed
     selected the Rekor One™ vehicle intel-  “all babies, children, and adults deserve to be clean and dry” and wants to serve. Their   Executive Order No. 266, which will
     ligence platform in partnership with their   goal is to collect two million diapers for their Happy Bottoms Diaper Bank.  increase the pay for New Jersey’s poll
     respective police departments, while the   Donations can be dropped off on the first floor of the library during library hours.   workers from $200 to $300 for Election
     Greenburgh Police Department of New    The library is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.;   Day, and increase pay during the early vot-
     York elected to significantly expand its use   Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   ing period by a commensurate hourly rate,
     of the Rekor One™ platform. The combined                                                                      to incentivize poll worker participation
     contract value tied to these three munici-  model and color, as well as license plate   Rekor One™ also provides an oppor-  during the early voting period as well as
     palities is in excess of $200,000.   information. The platform will support   tunity for cities to share access to traffic   Election Day in this year’s general election.
        “We are increasingly garnering inter-  each department in accelerating investiga-  optical sensors and their derived data to   The order also waives the restriction that
     est from municipalities that understand   tions, rapidly locating vehicles of interest,   other government agencies for a variety of   limits poll workers to serving only within
     the value and efficiency of leveraging their   and reducing response times to AMBER   applications. As part of a land and expand   the county in which they reside.
     technology investments across multiple   and Silver alerts. It will also provide the   strategy, Rekor One™ allows customers to
     missions—from public safety to intelligent   ability to deliver real-time alerts that allow   enable specific permission-based access   Governor Signs
     infrastructure for smarter cities,” said   for efficient action and correction by the   to the platform with other government
     Robert A. Berman, resident and CEO of   proper agency when a vehicle is traveling   departments to support their respective   Legislation to Combat Age
     Rekor.                               at a dangerous speed or in the wrong direc-  community safety, intelligent roadway or   Discrimination
        The capabilities of Rekor One™ pro-  tion, or encounters an obstruction in the   revenue generation activities. This might
     vide these police departments with highly   roadway, minimizing the risk of accident   include infrastructure planning, identifying   Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed A681
     secure, real-time access to vehicle make,   and injury.                  uninsured vehicles, and estimating emis-  into law, which expands the scope of the
                                                                                                                   Law Against Discrimination (LAD) by pro-
                                                                              sions from congestion and roadway use.  viding protections against age discrimina-
                                                                                 The City of Vineland will launch 14 opti-
       Millville High Announces           other coaches, etc.) will not be permitted   cal sensor streams by the end of 2021. .  tion by employers.
                                                                                                                      “Discrimination of any kind has no
       Protocols for Home                 to enter the complex unless they have a                                  place in New Jersey,” said Murphy.
                                          pass/ticket issued by the Millville High
       Football Games                     athletic department.                More Funds Allocated to              “Working across departments, alongside
          The Millville High School athletic   • Reserved seating tickets previously   Small Businesses            the Legislature, and with our partners in
       department is implementing the follow-  purchased will be accepted/honored and   Gov. Phil Murphy announced last week   advocacy, we are committed to rooting out
       ing protocols for the home 2021 varsity   spectators with those tickets will be per-  that an additional $10.2 million in support   discrimination and ensuring a stronger and
       football season, effective 10/8/21.   mitted to enter the game as usual.   has been allocated to the Small Business   fairer New Jersey for all, regardless of age.”
          • Tickets will not be sold on the day   • Passes (CAL, NJSIAA, Press, scout-  Lease Emergency Assistance Grant   Currently, the LAD prohibits discrimi-
       of the game for any regular season home   ing, etc.) will be accepted/honored for   Program (SBL-EAGP).     nation and harassment based on actual or
       Millville High varsity football game.   admittance into a Millville High School   The additional funding will be used to   perceived race, religion, national origin,
          • Varsity football players, varsity   football event.               provide grants up to $10,000 to businesses   gender, sexual orientation, gender identity
       cheerleaders, and marching band mem-  Spectator Protocol               currently in the pipeline for the program.    or expression, disability, and other protect-
       bers can purchase up to four tickets for   • All spectators must present a pass/  The program will continue to assist small   ed characteristics, including age. The bill
                                                                                                                   signing amends the LAD to extend protec-
       each home football game. Each ticket will   ticket to get into a home Millville High   business owners impacted by the COVID-
       admit one spectator.               School varsity football game.       19 pandemic which also assists landlords,   tions against age discrimination by:
          • Millville High School students will   • All spectators must be in the bleach-  many of whom are also small businesses.  • Implementing a higher standard for a
       have the opportunity to purchase one   ers during the game. Congregating and   The SBL-EAGP, managed by the New   government employer in terms of setting a
       ticket from the Millville High School   loitering in the parking lot or under the   Jersey Redevelopment Authority (NJRA)   mandatory retirement age;
                                                                                                                      • Eliminating the provision of the law
       athletic office prior to each home foot-  bleachers will not be permitted.   and paid for with federal CARES Act fund-
       ball game (specific dates/times will be   • All spectators will enter through one   ing, supports small businesses located in the   that allows employers not to hire or pro-
       announced at a later date). Each student   of the designated entrances for specta-  NJRA’s 68 eligible municipalities that have   mote workers over 70 years old;
       must show proper ID to purchase a   tors.                              been adversely impacted by COVID-19.    • Removing the provision within the law
       ticket. There will be 200 tickets available   • All spectators will be subject to the   This new allocation of funding will sup-  that permits higher education institutions
                                                                                                                   to require tenured employees to retire at 70
       for Millville High School students to pur-  security screening process upon entry.   port those businesses that did not receive
       chase on a first come, first serve basis.   No food, drinks, or bags will be permitted   funding in Round 2 of this initiative. The   years old; and
          • Individuals (city residents, scouts,   inside the stadium.        program will be targeted to businesses   • Expanding the remedies available to
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