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Shavar Jeffries delivers rousing speech to North Star Academy graduates

June 9, 2017

Invoking hip-hop, Beyonce, and the wise words of his grandmother who raised him, Shavar Jeffries delivered a rousing graduation speech at North Star Academy in Newark, telling the graduating class that they had been given the power to change the world.
 
“The world only changes when smart, passionate people like you change it,” Jeffries, former Newark Public Schools Advisory ...

Newark employment prep program grads look forward to future

June 6, 2017

Three months ago, Fatima Hargrove was looking for work. After completing a five-week job readiness program sponsored by the Newark municipal government and the city's corporate partners, she celebrated her graduation, newly employed and engaged in her future.

"I let the past go," said Hargrove, holding a bouquet and choking back tears as she addressed more than 100 ...

Baraka touts Newark's redevelopment at regional business meeting

June 21, 2017

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka told an assembly of regional business leaders that both the business community and city residents must work together for Newark's economic redevelopment to have a positive impact. 

"We should have a collective vision going forth," said Baraka on Tuesday before more than 200 members of the Newark Regional Business Partnership ...

Robert Treat adds seasoned executive chef to its lineup

Robert Treat Hotel has added a seasoned executive chef to its staff as the downtown Newark establishment continues to upgrade its banquet facilities in the wake of the Newark Club's closing.

Frank Heizler, who had been working at the hotel on an interim basis during a search process, joined the banquet team effective May 30. He will work closely with Artie Wassif, the hotel’s ...

Whole Foods Markets to be Acquired by Amazon

Online retailer Amazon is expanding its footprint into Newark after announcing it was merging with Whole Foods Market, Inc in an all-cash deal valued at $13.7 billion.

Whole Food recently opened a store in the city in the former Hahne & Co. building between Broad and Halsey Streets.

Amazon is also the parent of the audio book company, Audible, which is headquartered at 1 ...

Baraka displays show of unity at re-election announcement

June 22, 2017

When Newark Mayor Ras Baraka stepped to the podium on Thursday to announce the start of his 2018 re-election campaign, the numbers present represented a pyramid of power.

More than 500 people stood in front of City Hall to show support for Baraka, the former South Ward councilman, who won his seat at the top of New Jersey's largest city in 2014.

Dozens of state and Essex County ...

Ramos announces bid for fourth term on City Council

North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. announced his intention to run for a fourth term on the City Council during a fundraiser Tuesday that raised more than $150,000.

Ramos is the first member of the City Council to publicly announce his intention to run in the May 2018 election. The announcement ends speculation that he would make another bid for mayor. Ramos ran for mayor in 2014 ...

Baraka set to announce re-election and council slate, but one council member opts out

First-term Mayor Ras Baraka has scheduled an announcement on the steps of Newark City Hall on June 22 to announce his bid for a second term as well as his slate of council candidates.

But at least one member of the current City Council will not be standing by his side.

Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins wrote in a letter to Baraka that it was much too premature for her ...

Robert Treat adds seasoned executive chef to its lineup

June 21, 2017

Robert Treat Hotel has added a seasoned executive chef to its staff as the downtown Newark establishment continues to upgrade its banquet facilities in the wake of the Newark Club's closing.

Frank Heizler, who had been working at the hotel on an interim basis during a search process, joined the banquet team effective May 30. He will work closely with Artie Wassif, the hotel’s ...

Hodari, Beloved Giraffe at Turtle Back Zoo Has Died

West Orange, NJ - Hodari, one of the giraffes at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo died during a medical procedure this afternoon. Hodari was one of four giraffes in the zoo's African Adventure area.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Hodari. On behalf of Turtle Back's staff, we cannot express how great this loss is," Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. said.

Robert Treat adds seasoned executive chef to its lineup

June 21, 2017

Robert Treat Hotel has added a seasoned executive chef to its staff as the downtown Newark establishment continues to upgrade its banquet facilities in the wake of the Newark Club's closing.

Frank Heizler, who had been working at the hotel on an interim basis during a search process, joined the banquet team effective May 30. He will work closely with Artie Wassif, the hotel’s ...

Whole Foods Markets to be Acquired by Amazon

Online retailer Amazon is expanding its footprint into Newark after announcing it was merging with Whole Foods Market, Inc in an all-cash deal valued at $13.7 billion.

Whole Food recently opened a store in the city in the former Hahne & Co. building between Broad and Halsey Streets.

Amazon is also the parent of the audio book company, Audible, which is headquartered at 1 ...

Panasonic Corporation of North America Joined Forces with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark to Build Homes

June 1, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – June 1, 2017 – Panasonic Corporation of North America and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark, serving Essex, Hudson and Union counties, joined forces on May 24th to participate in the Spring Corporate Challenge, a house sponsorship program that is helping to build a subdivision in Newark for Partner Families.

Over 60 Panasonic employees and dedicated volunteers ...

Saint Michael’s top HIV testing center in the state for fourth year in a row

June 22, 2017

While the number of HIV/AIDS cases has declined significantly from its peak in the 1980s, the disease continues to haunt Newark.

Newark only accounts for only 3 percent of the state’s population, but it’s home to 15 percent of New Jersey residents living with HIV/AIDS.

Saint Michael’s Medical Center, a comprehensive 358-bed regional hospital in the business and academic ...

Newark employment prep program grads look forward to future

Three months ago, Fatima Hargrove was looking for work. After completing a five-week job readiness program sponsored by the Newark municipal government and the city's corporate partners, she celebrated her graduation, newly employed and engaged in her future.

"I let the past go," said Hargrove, holding a bouquet and choking back tears as she addressed more than 100 ...

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Baraka touts Newark's redevelopment at regional business meeting

June 21, 2017

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka told an assembly of regional business leaders that both the business community and city residents must work together for Newark's economic redevelopment to have a positive impact. 

"We should have a collective vision going forth," said Baraka on Tuesday before more than 200 members of the Newark Regional Business Partnership ...

Hodari, Beloved Giraffe at Turtle Back Zoo Has Died

May 31, 2017

West Orange, NJ - Hodari, one of the giraffes at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo died during a medical procedure this afternoon. Hodari was one of four giraffes in the zoo's African Adventure area.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Hodari. On behalf of Turtle Back's staff, we cannot express how great this loss is," Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. said.

TAPinto Crushes Readership Record in May with 853,958 Readers; Breaks 6M Readers for the Year

June 5, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto.net, a network of 65 franchised online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey and New York, broke its all-time readership record with 853,958 readers and 2,103,803 pageviews in May 2017, up from 639,508 readers in May 2016.  TAPinto also registered more than 6 million readers and 20 million pageviews during the last 365 days, breaking its all-time record ...