South Ward Top Stories

February 23, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — A three-year study on the  Newark Community Street Team 's (NCST) efforts to minimize crime in Newark shows the organization effectively decreased crime while increasing community trust as well as public safety from March 2017 to January 2020. “Communication and relationships ...

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NEWARK, NJ — After a fire engulfed a Leslie Street home in flames on Feb. 12, one of the building’s tenants, Tracy Hightower, lost nearly everything. However, shortly after news spread among Newark residents of the incident, they decided to band together to help her out, now hoping they can do the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A community member was recognized by Newark Opportunity Youth Network for his years of service to the community on Tuesday morning.  Altarik White, founder and executive director of Leaders For Life, a partner of NOYN, opened the front door of the group’s South Ward headquarters to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Nearly 1,900 winter coats were distributed to city residents this weekend as part of a joint initiative between Newark-based charter organization BRICK Education Network, Macy’s and UPS.  BRICK, a charter management organization that aims to provide equal opportunities for students ...

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NEWARK, NJ — An ordinance transferring a swath of properties in the South Ward was advanced by Newark City Council on Tuesday, making Brandywine Acquisition & Development the owners of a site slated to be redeveloped into a training facility for police and fire recruits.  Formerly owned by ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Mercy House, a program under the Archdiocese of Newark, distributed hundreds of toys to parents in need on Friday outside their Clinton Hill location as the need for support skyrockets this holiday season.  Cherly Riley, director of the Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of ...

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