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Newark to complete final week of citywide bi-annual fire hydrant Inspections

April 28, 2017

The City of Newark's Fire Division will complete its inspection of fire hydrants throughout the City on May 6, 2017.

Fire Division personnel are conducting fire hydrant inspections as required by law to ensure that each hydrant operates properly in the event of a fire emergency. The hydrants are being individually opened to ensure that they are in proper working order. They are ...

Charter schools moratorium sparks sparring at Democratic gubernatorial primary debate

May 12, 2017

The question of whether there should be a moratorium on charter schools sparked heated discussion among the four major New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial primary candidates gathered at a television debate in the studio of NJTV in downtown Newark on Thursday night, putting a direct spotlight on a critical educational issue in the state's largest city. 

While the candidates were led ...

Newark school board elects chair amid criticism

The Newark school board that is expected to usher in local control took the reins Tuesday amid a bitter debate over how transactional politics—and not the best interests of students—are still at the heart of Newark Public Schools.

At the root of the controversy on Tuesday was who was voted as the new president and vice president of the board. Marquis Lewis, who had the support ...

Newark students learn about Holocaust from survivor

On a warm spring morning in the heart of Newark, more than 500 students from local schools as well as their teachers and staff gathered to get firsthand accounts of individuals who lived through the horrors of the Holocaust. 

The gathering was part of a 30th annual affair, organized to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the events of the Holocaust and World War II. 

As part of ...

PATH station in Newark's South Ward takes a step forward

April 28, 2017

The long awaited arrival of a PATH station in Newark's South Ward took a step forward today when the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey authorized $57 million in planning funds for the first phase of the PATH system extension to Newark Liberty International Airport.

"The Port Authority is committed to making critical investments in a transportation network that supports ...

Newark to complete final week of citywide bi-annual fire hydrant Inspections

The City of Newark's Fire Division will complete its inspection of fire hydrants throughout the City on May 6, 2017.

Fire Division personnel are conducting fire hydrant inspections as required by law to ensure that each hydrant operates properly in the event of a fire emergency. The hydrants are being individually opened to ensure that they are in proper working order. They are ...

Former Vermont governor touts would-be New Jersey governor in Newark church

May 25, 2017

The Rev. Ronald L. Slaughter stood before 200 people at his regular weekly noontime service at St. James AME in Newark, providing a message that was both spiritual and political. 

"Politicians come and go, but God will keep you from falling," said Slaughter, with cries of "Amen" resounding from the pews. "You need to make a choice to affirm who you are ...

Murphy, in Newark, promotes environmental agenda, defends against fracking support accusations

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy came to Newark to underscore his clean energy policy agenda and to try to even the score against critics who have challenged his environmental record.

Speaking at an entrance to Weequahic Park in the city's South Ward on Monday, Murphy laid out a policy plan that he maintains will prove that "economic growth, environmental protection, and ...

Charter schools moratorium sparks sparring at Democratic gubernatorial primary debate

The question of whether there should be a moratorium on charter schools sparked heated discussion among the four major New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial primary candidates gathered at a television debate in the studio of NJTV in downtown Newark on Thursday night, putting a direct spotlight on a critical educational issue in the state's largest city. 

While the candidates were led ...

Hahne & Co. introduces itself to the Halsey Street community with street festival

May 10, 2017

If you were to walk through the streets downtown Newark on an overcast evening last week, you might have heard traditional Mariachi music coasting through the air.
     
That’s because the Halsey Street Cinco De Mayo Eve festival was being celebrated on the eve of the holiday - in essence a block party that was sponsored by the Halsey Street Merchants Association and ...

Greater Newark Conservancy: Fun for the Whole Family at Spring Block Party

NEWARK, NJ - A large assortment of flowers and vegetables. Activities and crafts for kids and families to enjoy. Community organizations showcasing their services.

It’s time to welcome the season at Greater Newark Conservancy’s Spring Block Party & Plant Sale on Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Conservancy’s Outdoor Learning ...

Newark students learn about Holocaust from survivor

May 3, 2017

On a warm spring morning in the heart of Newark, more than 500 students from local schools as well as their teachers and staff gathered to get firsthand accounts of individuals who lived through the horrors of the Holocaust. 

The gathering was part of a 30th annual affair, organized to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the events of the Holocaust and World War II. 

As part of ...

Newark Pastor elected chair of Saint Michael’s Medical Center board

April 27, 2017

The Rev. Ronald Slaughter, the pastor of the St. James AME Church, was elected chair of the board of directors of Saint Michael’s Medical Center, the hospital announced Thursday.

Slaughter was one of eight appointed the board, reconstituted after the sale of the hospital in May 2016 from Trinity Health to Prime Healthcare Services.

The hospital said the board represent a broad swath ...

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Downtown Newark living tour draws interest to city's future

May 21, 2017

Kenyon Taylor, a New York City subway conductor from the Bronx, came to downtown Newark on Saturday afternoon as part of a quest to see if he wants to move to New Jersey's largest city. 

"You have to come visit, you have to do the footwork," said Taylor, 40, sitting next to his girlfriend on a bus tour of various sites in the city's downtown, designed to draw in those ...