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Newark May Get a Boost From Investors with New Federal Program

July 18, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Newark could soon see a boost in long-term investments due to federal legislation that created certain tax exemptions for private investors.

In April, the federal treasury department approved low-income Opportunity Zones in 75 municipalities throughout New Jersey that were nominated by Gov. Phil Murphy. Thirteen of those zones are designated in Newark.

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Lawmakers Denounce SCOTUS Nomination at Essex County Courthouse

NEWARK, NJ - State Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin said it was important to support local women’s health organizations at a state level should President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court justice nominee be approved.

The assemblywoman joined state Sen. Teresa Ruiz, congressional leaders and women's rights groups yesterday at the steps of the Essex County Courthouse ...

Declaration of Independence – What is it?

The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow.

In a 2017 report Freedom House said that of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45%) were rated Free, 59 (30%) Partly Free, ...

Wally Choice Community Center Reopens After Remodeling

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Thursday, dozens gathered for the reopening of the Wally Choice Community Center, located at Glenfield Park. 

Closed in May for renovations, it reopened much to the delight of the many organizations and citizens that use the facility. 

Such organizations that utilize the facility most, were in attendance, such as, Montclair Grass Roots, Do ...

Hundreds Rally in Newark Against Immigration Policies

NEWARK, NJ - Hundreds marched down Broad Street today as part of nationwide protests being held  against President Donald Trump's immigration policies. 

The "Families Belong Together" protest started at city hall and was organized by immigration advocacy groups, including Make the Road NJ, New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice and Wind of the Spirit. Elected ...

Local Mothers Mobilize in Newark to Protest Trump Family Separation Policy

NEWARK, NJ - A group of New Jersey mothers took time to come to Newark with the kind of loved ones recently taken from other mothers: their children.

"It's unconscionable that our government is stealing children from their parents and locking them up in cages," said Christina Liu, a Montclair mom holding her baby daughter, commenting on President Donald Trump's recent ...

Video: Montclair Clergy Arrested at ‘Clean Dream Act’ Protest Hold Press Conference

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Six people, including four clergy members, who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield continue to wait for their day in court. A trial that was expected to take place Tuesday was put off until a future date at the prosecutor’s request.

Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev.

Gov. Murphy Pushing Millionaire's Tax, Won’t Comment on Sports Betting or Weed Bills

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a showdown on the state budget looming just 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households while hoping to avoid another shutdown of state government.

“Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ Murphy said at a press conference at the John ...

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To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 18, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...