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August 12, 2022

EAST NEWARK, NJ — A new riverfront park is proposed to come to the banks of the Passaic River as an environmentally forward project that state and local leaders hope will not only become a popular gathering space for its surrounding communities but will right the wrongs of the past. The project, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark's Boil Water Advisory is still in place as city officials announced Wednesday that 99% of the city’s water service has been restored in the areas impacted by yesterday’s water main break in Belleville Township. City officials said that water leaks have been stopped and full ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A 30-inch water main in Newark's West Ward burst Thursday morning as city officials work to restore water service following an initial main break that occurred earlier this week in Belleville Township. “After restoring water to 100% yesterday evening, we experienced a pressure surge ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A newly renovated learning space that will better serve children's education at Newark-based community outreach group New Community Corporation's (NCC) Neighborhood Center was recently welcomed to the city. NCC officials held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting this month at the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Additional federal funding is on the way to continue to support Hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) in New Jersey after community leaders across the state last week took to the streets in Newark to call on the state to back the life-saving service. Gov. Phil Murphy ...

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NEW ARK, NJ —Legendary performer Barry Manilow took the time before singing in front of a packed crowd at the Prudential Center to help students from Newark's East Side High School reach for the stars. Manilow handed over a $20,000 check to East Side High School music teacher Thaddeus Exposé ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newarkers seeking an accessible hybrid learning degree will be afforded the opportunity through a newly opened campus in the city's Teachers Village. Officials from Newark-based outreach organization South Ward Promise Neighborhood and Gateway U, a nonprofit program that offers ...

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New Jersey’s new Environmental Justice law will soon be put into full effect with the intention of protecting communities – often low-income, Black and brown neighborhoods – from bearing a disproportionate amount of industrial sources of pollution. Covanta continues to be a staunch supporter of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — It didn’t take long for General Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin during his visit to Newark Symphony Hall on Wednesday to realize that the state made the right decision in earmarking millions of dollars through the recently adopted 2023 budget to support the rebirth of the historic ...

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NEWARK, NJ  — In a moment that for many is both a miracle and a mitzvah, Hobby's Delicatessen reopened in downtown Newark, fixing a hole in some hungry hearts and stomachs. "It took a love of the business and a love of family to make it back," said Marc Brummer, sitting next to his brother and ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIP) across New Jersey that assist crime victims after they’re discharged from the hospital have helped save countless lives by providing crucial follow-up services. Now, the lack of a long-term funding solution for these programs ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an Air Quality Alert for our area from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday Aug. 4. This is in addition to the National Weather Service (NWS) Heat Advisory for our area from 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday Aug. 5. The ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A New Jersey State Police veteran will be the next director of the Newark Department of Public Safety, Mayor Ras Baraka announced Monday. Fritz Fragé, who served 24 years with the New Jersey State Police and completed his tenure as commander of the Investigations Branch, will ...

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KEARNY, NJ — Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project. Shovels in hand, Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by U.S. Department ...

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NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) officials’ plans to construct two buildings that would bring 300-plus residential units and commercial space to downtown Newark will come before the city’s Central Planning Board next week. NJPAC officials submitted an application to the ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Kearny man was charged this week in connection to the drug-induced death of a Newark fire captain, authorities announced. Eliasel Baez, 42, of Kearny, was arrested for causing the drug-induced death of Newark Fire Captain Carlos Rivera, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Newark residents are invited to the opening of a new exhibition of abstract expressionist works by artist Dawn Stringer that will be displayed at Akwaaba Gallery in the city's West Ward. The opening reception for Stringer's exhibit, "String Theory," will be held Saturday, July 30 at ...

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NEWARK — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, First Lady Tammy Murphy and Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole are special guests at a fundraiser for Ukraine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday. Proceeds raised at the star-studded event will be split among ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Environmental justice rules that community leaders across New Jersey have fought for more than a decade to secure sent a clear message during a meeting hosted Wednesday in Newark by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that they will not let polluting facilities ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A developer proposing to construct a five-story residential and commercial building on Rome Street in Newark’s East Ward will come before the city Zoning Board of Adjustment on Thursday, seeking several variances related to the project. Roman Holdings, an LLC with a Newark-based ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A multi-week summer enrichment program for Newark youths ages 7-14 will be held at five city elementary schools next month, providing students learning opportunities in various subjects ahead of the upcoming school year. Newark outreach group United Community Corporation (UCC), the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark resident Darius Brown set out at age 13 to launch a business making the perfect complement to any formal outfit: the bow tie. He soon discovered he could use his business to help serve another passion of his: animals. “I always wanted to find a way to make money and become ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The KIPP Life Academy track and field program's phenomenal run to the National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in California, which is being held this week, will be backed by a $10,000 grant from the New Jersey Children's Foundation (NJCF) to ensure the student-athletes ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A small track team with a lot of heart from KIPP Life Academy in Newark will see six of its student-athletes showcase their talents on the big stage at this year’s National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in California. The sporting event, which is being held this ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District's annual music festival will return to Newark for its 15th year starting Wednesday, July 27, bringing an array of musical genres including Gospel, hip-hop, Latinx/Hispanic Caribbean diaspora, and more. The music event series will ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Dr. Shereef Elnahal was voted in Thursday as the new under secretary for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs after leading University Hospital in Newark through the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Elnahal, a former state health commissioner, was appointed to the post ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A string of recent shootings in Newark that have resulted in multiple individuals wounded and, in some incidences, killed, prompted community leaders and residents to take to the streets Thursday afternoon to decry gun violence. With temperatures reaching the mid 90s, the sweltering ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Two Newark officers were indicted in connection with attempting to desecrate the body of a nurse who was struck and killed in November 2021 on the Garden State Parkway, authorities announced. Newark Police Lieutenant Luis Santiago, and his son, Louis Santiago, an officer, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Environmental leaders are calling on Newark residents to raise their voices during a meeting hosted by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) next week to support a bill that would better protect communities against polluting facilities. The DEP meeting, which will ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The division of Gastroenterology at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center will be led by a new director, Dr. Smruti Mohanty, whose appointment to the post was announced Wednesday by hospital officials. Mohanty brings more than 20 years of expertise and practice in gastroenterology and ...

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