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Berger Organization Acquires Iconic Office Tower in Newark, N.J.

March 24, 2017

Berger Organization, a diversified real estate company based in Newark, has announced its acquisition of 33 Washington Street, a 450,000-square-foot, 18-story office tower located in downtown Newark. The property was built for Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield and is now multi-tenanted by leading companies.

Located on 1.6 acres across the street from Washington Park, at the northern end of ...

In State of the City speech, Baraka outlines Newark's future with anti-Trump overtones

March 20, 2017

In a speech dominated by the themes of development and public safety, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka found time in his third State of the City address to use rhetorical fire to roast President Donald Trump.

"Because of the turmoil and uncertainty nationally, we must have a solid local strategy that is inclusive and focused," said Baraka to a crowd of over 1,500 ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Through March 16; Essex County Parks System Closed Tuesday

March 13, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County’s “Code Blue” procedures are being activated from Monday at 5 p.m. to Thursday, March 16 at 8 a.m. due to extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast.

In addition, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena, the Environmental Center and Senior Centers within the Essex County Parks System will be closed on ...

LTE: NJAHU Responds to Governor's Plan to Raid Horizon Surplus

March 2, 2017

Dear Editor:

The New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters, representing health insurance brokers statewide, believes state lawmakers should not raid the reserves of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield as part of efforts to plug the proposed fiscal 2018 state budget.

Horizon, as the state’s largest health insurer serving more than 900,000 Medicaid members, helps New Jersey’s most ...

Academy of Continuing Education for Adults with Disabilities Accepting Applications for March

March 1, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) in Cranford is accepting applications for its March 27-May 26 semester. ACE offers adults with developmental or physical disabilities the opportunity to pursue continuing education as an alternative to traditional day programs.

"Adults with disabilities who have graduated from the public school system or specialized schools often ...

Closing NJ Bail Reform Loopholes Necessary for Safety of New Jersey’s Citizens

March 28, 2017

Last month, a Newark policeman risked his life when he jumped into the frigid Passaic River to rescue a man who was trying to escape capture.

The man was driving a stolen minivan in the North Ward of Newark. When police tried to pull Amir Sinclair Copeland over, he sped off, leading police to McCarter Highway, where he was finally stopped. Rather than face arrest, the 24-year old man jumped ...