Newark Top Stories

April 20, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - As early as next year, more than half of all jobs will require technical skills. Yet, a majority of students still do not learn to code in or even outside of school. Panasonic Foundation and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HFF) have partnered to launch the National Code as a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Newark Housing Authority (NHA) has received $24 million from the federal government that will go towards making capital improvements in its public housing. The funds come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) capital fund grant program. Improvements ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Newark Police Division will hop into Easter this weekend with an egg hunt at Ivy Hill Park. Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose and 6th Precinct Commander Capt. Lee Douglas announced the event. The hunt will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.  Community ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Thousands of Newark students now have access to fresher, more balanced afterschool meals. Prudential Financial gave a $140,000 grant to Newark Public Schools to purchase refrigerators and coolers at 38 after school programs sites serving more than 2,200 dinners daily-- over 400,000 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka came out in support of establishing a new youth rehabilitation center in an undisclosed North Jersey location just days after saying no new ones should be built. The flip flop comes amid a debate between the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ) and  Gov.

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NEWARK, NJ - Local lawmakers and clergy today called for marijuana expungement legislation or pardons, even if it means leaving recreational legalization in the dust. MORE: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Measure Advances in Newark While a separate expungement bill was initially introduced, it ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The mayor-backed slate of candidates running for the Newark school board handily won in today’s election. A’Dorian Murray-Thomas and Shayvonne Anderson were elected for the first time while Tave Padilla was re-elected to the board as part of the Moving Newark Schools Forward slate.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers and the union representing nearly 5,000 of its faculty members reached a tentative agreement late Tuesday night, bringing to an end more than a year of bargaining and averting the first faculty strike in the university's 253-year history. The Rutgers AAUP-AFT released ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A new office in Newark will connect local residents and businesses to jobs and contracting opportunities for the $2.7 billion Terminal One project at Newark Liberty International Airport. MORE: Murphy Calls for Speedy Replacement of Aging AirTrain at Newark Airport The Port ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Residents implored the planning board yesterday to ensure that a new development in the Ironbound’s MX-3 zone keeps its affordable housing on-site. The 11-story mixed-use building with 133 units will be located on 59-65 McWhorter St. An attorney representing the Lakewood-based ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, April 16 to elect three school board candidates and decide on a public question for the 2019-2020 school year budget for the first time in over two decades. Some board member responsibilities include hiring, firing, and overseeing the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - New Jersey Institute of Technology is providing $50,000 in incentives for its full-time employees to remain or move to Newark. The funding is part of the university’s involvement in Mayor Ras Baraka’s economic strategy -- Newark 2020: Hire, Buy, Live Local -- which works with the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - When Newark residents vote tomorrow on the public question to increase local taxes for the school budget, the amount coming out of pocket will be slightly larger than the district has been advertising these past few weeks. The public will vote on a property tax levy to raise taxes ...

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NEWARK, NJ - It would have been a “blessing” if President Trump followed through on a proposed plan to have immigrant detainees released into sanctuary cities like Newark, Mayor Ras Baraka said. MORE: Newark Mayor Denounces Trump Administration for Withholding Police Grants “His curse is our ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - More than 100,000 people are expected to descend on Rutgers University for Rutgers Day, the university’s annual welcome and show-and-tell for New Jersey residents This year, more than 600 free programs featuring hands-on demonstrations, interactive activities and student ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Cory Booker returned to the city where his political career was sparked, hoping that his presidential campaign catches fire with a progressive message steeped in terms of love and empathy at the start of a bruising primary battle.  "This community taught me all about not that ...

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NEWARK, NJ - National Robotics Week is coming to a close but for the Newark Public Schools district and five KIPP charter schools in the city, expanded robotics and computer science education is only scratching the surface. Amazon and FIRST, an international nonprofit STEM program, announced ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Newark ordinance is in the works that would block a New York City program that provides homeless residents with a year of free rent and add new requirements for landlords to rent apartments.  The Special One Time Assistance (SOTA) program was developed under New York City Mayor ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy will deliver New Jersey Institute of Technology’s undergraduate commencement speech on May 21 and receive an honorary degree. In announcing Murphy’s honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, the university lauded Murphy’s proposed $35 million to pilot a new funding formula ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A comic book, gaming and film convention will fill the Hahne & Co. Building in downtown Newark on April 13. The Khem Fest, which first started out strictly as a comic book festival, will have panels, workshops, cosplay and multiple vendors on hand from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A new ...

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NEWARK, NJ - One Powerball lottery ticket that was sold at a local convenience store matched enough numbers during last night’s drawing to win $50,000. Clinton News, located at 31 Clinton St., sold the winning ticket. Four of the five white balls and the Powerball were matched for the third-tier ...

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NEWARK, NJ - In less than a week, residents will vote on the Newark Board of Education (NBOE) school budget, the first time since 23 years ago when the district was run by the state. Newark Public School Board election day to vote on the budget, as well as three school board candidates is Tuesday, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - In a large classroom filled with desktop computers and network cables traveling through the ceiling, Julian Yates demonstrated how to set up a network server before a small group of people touring the new 6,000 square feet Per Scholas Newark campus in the historic Bell building on ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist will be the keynote speaker for a lecture series at Rutgers University - Newark that explores migrant stories. Isabel Wilkerson, who was the first black woman to win a Pulitzer for her coverage of the 1993 midwestern floods, will speak April 25 as ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Get those dictionaries ready.  High schoolers have until April 19 to apply for a spot to compete in a city spelling bee that will award a $2,500 scholarship to the first place winner. The bee will take place at 2 p.m. on May 18 at Central High School. The competition is made ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Rutgers University announced today that its R Big Ten Build fundraising campaign has surpassed its goal of raising $100 million for athletics facilities. More than 4,000 supporters donated to the initiative, but head men's basketball coach Steve Pikiell and football Chris ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A city water department employee was appointed to the board of directors for NJ Shares, a nonprofit that helps families pay for energy and utility bills. Tiffany Stewart, who also runs her own law firm in Newark, is one of two new appointees to the NJ Shares board. The nonprofit ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  Union members at Rutgers University today rallied outside a board of governors meeting on the Newark campus as a “final warning” in contract negotiations, signaling that a looming strike is inching nearer.  About 88 percent of the Rutgers AAUP - AFT voted to authorize a strike last ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Barringer High School on Saturday will have free health screenings hosted by the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), a corporation of New Jersey Institute of Technology. The pop-up health clinic will provide basic tests, including height, weight, blood pressure and glucose ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Middle school was tough for Ryan Hill. Sheepish, dorky, with funny-looking glasses, he was never invited to hang out with the cool kids or to weekend parties, so he retreated to books. His seventh-grade teacher, Mr. Wilhelm, did everything he could to make reading fun and help Hill ...

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