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Newark High School Student Contributes to a Cleaner Community

March 24, 2017

South Ward SID volunteer earns respect and appreciation along with other Clean Team Ambassadors.

On a recent snowy Saturday morning, while many of her high school peers were still asleep in their warm beds, Asada Rashidi was hard at work keeping the streets in her South Ward neighborhood clean and crosswalks clear for pedestrians.

Asada, a junior at Newark’s Bard Early College High ...

More than 300 Newark students visit African American Museum in Washington on trip sponsored by Central Ward Councilwoman

More than 300 Newark students boarded buses today headed to Washington, D.C., for a once-in-a-lifetime trip sponsored by Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins to visit the National Museum of African America History & Culture.

“When I first heard the Smithsonian was opening a museum dedicated to the African-American experience in this country, I thought ...

Councilwoman calls on state to reject $42.5 million lease for NPS headquarters

Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins continued her offensive on the district’s plan move from its 2 Cedar location, calling for the state Local Finance Board and the state Board of Education to reject a 16-year, $42.5 million lease approved recently by the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board for new headquarters offices for the state-run district.

“It is ...

In State of the City speech, Baraka outlines Newark's future with anti-Trump overtones

March 20, 2017

In a speech dominated by the themes of development and public safety, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka found time in his third State of the City address to use rhetorical fire to roast President Donald Trump.

"Because of the turmoil and uncertainty nationally, we must have a solid local strategy that is inclusive and focused," said Baraka to a crowd of over 1,500 ...

More than 300 Newark students visit African American Museum in Washington on trip sponsored by Central Ward Councilwoman

More than 300 Newark students boarded buses today headed to Washington, D.C., for a once-in-a-lifetime trip sponsored by Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins to visit the National Museum of African America History & Culture.

“When I first heard the Smithsonian was opening a museum dedicated to the African-American experience in this country, I thought ...

NHL’s Centennial Fan Exhibit Makes Stop in Newark

March 25, 2017

NEWARK, NJ –  Hockey fans of all ages enjoyed the first day of a two-day event on Saturday afternoon by participating in a variety of festivities at The Prudential Center’s Championship Plaza, at the corner of Mulberry and Market Streets in Newark as the NHL celebrates its centennial with an interactive traveling fan experience prior to the New Jersey Devils’ home game ...

Newark Collegiate Girls Basketball falls to Dayton Advances in Semifinals

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The quarterfinal game of the NJSIAA North 2, Group 1 Sectional featured three seed Jonathan Dayton against six seed Newark Collegiate: the Bulldogs against the Panthers.  In a hard found match, the Bulldogs won 53-46 after trailing 29-22 at the half.

Dayton kept its focus and intensity throughout the game.  When a lift was needed, another player came ...

Berger Organization Acquires Iconic Office Tower in Newark, N.J.

March 24, 2017

Berger Organization, a diversified real estate company based in Newark, has announced its acquisition of 33 Washington Street, a 450,000-square-foot, 18-story office tower located in downtown Newark. The property was built for Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield and is now multi-tenanted by leading companies.

Located on 1.6 acres across the street from Washington Park, at the northern end of ...

New Owner of Mompou Will Maintain Founder’s Traditions, Build on Them

When longtime Ironbound business and property owner Steven T. Yglesias opened the doors of Mompou Tapas Wine Bar and Lounge in 2005, the awning out front featured the phrase “redefine your Ironbound experience” along with its now familiar bull logo.

Mompou’s new owner, Tony Martinez, has promised to honor the traditions of the game-changing eatery on Ferry Street, while ...

Prospects for Newark discussed at annual Real Estate Market Forecast Panel

With the opening of the new Hahne & Co. building, the groundbreaking of Newark’s first high-rise residential building in more than a generation and other development projects taking shape in downtown Newark, the mood at a recent panel discussion about the city’s real estate was optimistic.
 
“You can’t help but mess with Newark right now,” said Francis ...

NHL’s Centennial Fan Exhibit Makes Stop in Newark

March 25, 2017

NEWARK, NJ –  Hockey fans of all ages enjoyed the first day of a two-day event on Saturday afternoon by participating in a variety of festivities at The Prudential Center’s Championship Plaza, at the corner of Mulberry and Market Streets in Newark as the NHL celebrates its centennial with an interactive traveling fan experience prior to the New Jersey Devils’ home game ...

New Owner of Mompou Will Maintain Founder’s Traditions, Build on Them

March 24, 2017

When longtime Ironbound business and property owner Steven T. Yglesias opened the doors of Mompou Tapas Wine Bar and Lounge in 2005, the awning out front featured the phrase “redefine your Ironbound experience” along with its now familiar bull logo.

Mompou’s new owner, Tony Martinez, has promised to honor the traditions of the game-changing eatery on Ferry Street, while ...

Popular Military Park Burger Spot set to reopen in April

After closing for the winter, Burg, a popular new restaurant located in Military Park, is scheduled to re-open in April.

Chris Siversen, executive chef and co-owner of the burger spot, said the crowds diminished when the weather turned cold.

“We thought it would be better if we closed for the winter in order to put full effort into the spring time,” Siversen said.

The ...

Whole Foods opens with a bang amid Newark's boom

When the glass doors slid open at the long-anticipated Whole Foods market opening on Wednesday, Karim Aquil Sharif, a chef who lives in Newark, walked through and stood right in the middle of the store, in a state of giddy excitement, as more than 500 people poured in around him.

"I'm a chef, and I just bought some store-made Italian chicken sausage, and I'm going down the aisle ...

Essex County College Job Fair Draws Hundreds for Open Positions at Saint Michael's Medical Center

March 16, 2017

Newark resident Myrlene Mondelus first experienced Saint Michael's Medical Center as a breast cancer patient in December 2016.

Her experience inspired her to want to become a hospital employee.

“From the moment I walked through the door to the moment I left, everyone was kind and open minded,” said Mondelus, who is hoping to get into nursing when she completes her ...

Saint Michael's receives $50K grant to continue cancer screening program

Saint Michael's Medical Center announced that it has received a $50,000 one-year grant from the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program to continue a program designed to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer and access to breast health education.

The grant will fund Saint Michael's In The Pink Cancer Screening and Prevention program, which ...

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Berger Organization Acquires Iconic Office Tower in Newark, N.J.

March 24, 2017

Berger Organization, a diversified real estate company based in Newark, has announced its acquisition of 33 Washington Street, a 450,000-square-foot, 18-story office tower located in downtown Newark. The property was built for Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield and is now multi-tenanted by leading companies.

Located on 1.6 acres across the street from Washington Park, at the northern end of ...

In State of the City speech, Baraka outlines Newark's future with anti-Trump overtones

March 20, 2017

In a speech dominated by the themes of development and public safety, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka found time in his third State of the City address to use rhetorical fire to roast President Donald Trump.

"Because of the turmoil and uncertainty nationally, we must have a solid local strategy that is inclusive and focused," said Baraka to a crowd of over 1,500 ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Through March 16; Essex County Parks System Closed Tuesday

March 13, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County’s “Code Blue” procedures are being activated from Monday at 5 p.m. to Thursday, March 16 at 8 a.m. due to extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast.

In addition, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena, the Environmental Center and Senior Centers within the Essex County Parks System will be closed on ...

LTE: NJAHU Responds to Governor's Plan to Raid Horizon Surplus

March 2, 2017

Dear Editor:

The New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters, representing health insurance brokers statewide, believes state lawmakers should not raid the reserves of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield as part of efforts to plug the proposed fiscal 2018 state budget.

Horizon, as the state’s largest health insurer serving more than 900,000 Medicaid members, helps New Jersey’s most ...

Academy of Continuing Education for Adults with Disabilities Accepting Applications for March

March 1, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) in Cranford is accepting applications for its March 27-May 26 semester. ACE offers adults with developmental or physical disabilities the opportunity to pursue continuing education as an alternative to traditional day programs.

"Adults with disabilities who have graduated from the public school system or specialized schools often ...

Closing NJ Bail Reform Loopholes Necessary for Safety of New Jersey’s Citizens

March 28, 2017

Last month, a Newark policeman risked his life when he jumped into the frigid Passaic River to rescue a man who was trying to escape capture.

The man was driving a stolen minivan in the North Ward of Newark. When police tried to pull Amir Sinclair Copeland over, he sped off, leading police to McCarter Highway, where he was finally stopped. Rather than face arrest, the 24-year old man jumped ...