Newark News

August 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the ...

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Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin to work together and re-enact the 2 percent on annual salary increases for police officers and firefighters that are awarded through ...

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Newark boasts a large – and growing – tech force. Brainwalk, an occasional series, will introduce you to some of its rising stars. Standing near his office on the tenth floor of the glass skyscraper housing Panasonic’s North American headquarters in Newark, Tyrell Cotten is distant -- about ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Juan Garcia, 17, shouted orders to a gym full of freshman boys at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School. He wanted the younger students to yell back phrases like, “The Class of ‘22 will be different.” “You have to be here for each other, am I clear?” Garcia said through a microphone.

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Newark, NJ - Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials said. Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic event was held at ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city is launching a program that will offer free vaccinations to children who in a few weeks will be back in school. The School Bus Express program will run from Aug. 20 to Sept. 15 at the Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness at 110 William St. The immunizations ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Carmelo Garcia has been replaced as Newark’s acting director of economic and housing development following a last-minute vote on Wednesday from the city council. John Palmieri was appointed as the new director. Palmieri, of Hoboken, will also remain the city’s deputy mayor of ...

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Former Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries was appointed to the board of New Classrooms, a nonprofit that seeks to personalize education by redesigning how a classroom works. Jeffries, the national president of Democrats for Education Reform, ran for mayor of Newark in 2014. He was also a a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Daniel Castro put his head on the water bottle he clutched between his shackled hands as he sat on an airplane bound for detention centers, first in Nebraska then Louisiana. He resigned himself to the sobering fact he was being deported back to Nicaragua. What worried him more than ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city hall chambers today filled with shouts of disapproval from residents before a huge tax break for large corporations like Amazon was approved. City council gave final approval for $1 billion in payroll tax breaks to any business that intends to create at least 30,00 new ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County will no longer hold money in Wells Fargo accounts after clergy from Newark raised concerns about the bank’s aggressive foreclosure practices. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. gave a directive to transfer accounts to other banks in June, and announced ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Shaquille O'Neal’s second residential tower passed another milestone yesterday when the city planning board approved site plans for the project. The 33-story building with 370 studio, one and two-bedroom units will be located steps away from Newark Penn Station at 769-781 ...

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The New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) today issued the findings of a comprehensive report that shows litter along streets and highways in the state has been reduced by 53 percent over the past 13 years. “Litter is unsightly and can impact quality of life. Litter cleanup is a crucial ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) today issued the findings of a comprehensive report that shows litter along streets and highways in the state has been reduced by 53 percent over the past 13 years. “Litter is unsightly and can impact quality of life. Litter ...

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NEWARK, NJ - City residents will get to meet with first responders during the 35th Annual National Night Out event tomorrow. MORE: Newark Displays Dozens of New Fire, Sanitation Trucks on Broad Street The city’s police and fire divisions and Office of Emergency Management will be on hand at ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7. A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city’s 144 new police recruits sat with stoic faces today as Mayor Ras Baraka offered up a few words of advice before sending them off to training.  “Trying to reduce crime, while also being scrutinized by the very people you're trying to protect at the same time - it's a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A developer received variances from the city zoning board for two new residential apartment buildings in the Ironbound section after coming up with a better on-site parking plan. YK Group Development Consulting first asked for three developments’ variances last month. The city ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city zoning board last night voted to prevent a shelter for people with HIV/AIDS from moving to a different location, which would have allowed the non-profit to nearly double its beds. Positive Health Care provides counseling, six to 12-month shelters on-site and helps people ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city put its new fire trucks, street sweepers and garbage trucks on display smack dab in the middle of Broad Street today to announce the shiny, new fleet.  The city hasn’t bought new fire trucks in about a decade, so the three new custom-made aerial ladder trucks that can ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Ramon DeJesus was a little taken aback to hear there were 774 applicants for 24 affordable housing units in a new luxury apartment complex scheduled to open this fall in Newark. “I mean, you never know,” he said while standing on a line at city hall yesterday to find out where he ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration yesterday. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide ...

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NEWARK, NJ  - The city is promising that a $5.3 million project will bring relief to commuters and residents who have endured flooding on Frelinghuysen and Meeker avenues for years. The Queen Ditch Project created a concrete culvert and trash netting facility to prevent debris and litter from ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The state has filed suit against former manufacturing companies and developers in the city’s Ironbound section to recover remediation costs after pollutants were found, it was announced Aug. 1. State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is focusing on the former Ronson Metals Corporation ...

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A lottery will be held today for residents who submitted an application for one of 24 affordable units in the new luxury apartment building that is nearly completed across the street from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka will be joined by Dranoff ...

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NEWARK, NJ - For years, the stretch of Broad Street between William Street and Branford Place has been home to discount stores, wig shops and New Jersey’s largest pawnbroker-jeweler. But in a sign of how much and how quickly Newark is changing, the corner of the block will soon be anchored by a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - For a panel of lawmakers and advocates at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, it wasn't a matter of if a marijuana market boom was coming to New Jersey. It was just a matter of when. For Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, it was pivotal that people in his community, who he said have been ...

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Newark residents who took advantage of a free tax preparation program for low-income families in the city collected $13 million in total tax refunds in 2018, up from $10 million the previous year. The program, Newark Free-Tax-Prep, was an initiative among Newark Asset Building Coalition (NABC), ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Suburban growth may be making a comeback.  A new Rutgers Regional Report, “The ‘Burbs’ Bounce Back: ‘Trendlet’ or ‘Dead Cat Bounce’?” finds that the demographic shifts of the early part of the decade, 2010-2016, where urban areas had a strong resurgence, may be shifting back ...

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If art helps make a city great, then Newark just got a big boost. NewarkArts announced 19 winning grant proposals for the non-profit organization's ArtStart program, an initiative designed to promote artistic expression throughout all of Newark's five wards.  The ArtStart program backs ...

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