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Section 8 Housing at Zion Towers to Get $20M in Renovations

June 25, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Nearly 270 units of Section 8 housing at Zion Towers will be repaired after two big-name property owners refinanced on a deal that allows for $20 million in renovations. 

L+M  Development Partners and Prudential bought the South Ward property in late 2017 for $28 million, just as the state was gearing up to terminate the Section 8 contract at the “severely ...

County Builds First Dog Park for Newark in Branch Brook Park

June 21, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The city will be getting its first dog park and it will be located in Branch Brook Park after a community group pushed for space where their four-legged friends could run unleashed.

"We are happy to work with the Forest Hills Neighborhood Association, which came to us with the idea for a dog park in Branch Brook,” said Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo.

NJ Pizzeria Hopes to Break Record with Enormous Flag Pizza

June 24, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Westfield.

The pizza slices served at Westfield's train station Saturday night were not from your average pie.

Burim Regjaj and his staff at Outta Hand Pizza assembled and baked the 9-foot by 4-foot Sicilian pizza showing the red, white and blue of the American flag for Westfield’s “Summer Movie Night Kickoff” festivities. The event drew ...

Angelson Selected as Rutgers' Chair of Board of Governors

June 19, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mark A. Angelson, a member of Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni who has served in such diverse roles as vice chair of the Institute of International Education and deputy mayor of Chicago, was selected as chair of the Board of Governors at Wednesday's meeting.

Angelson graduated from Rutgers College where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, in 1972, and from Rutgers ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr

June 24, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Summer has officially arrived, and the weather in the Southern Ocean County area looks to be very summerlike. This spells good news for the local anglers. As they say at Fisherman’s Headquarters, “the fishing on LBI is in full summertime mode.”

Fish Heads sums It up noting the near shore waters offer up fluke, bluefish, sea bass and resident striped bass ...

EO Based Pink Dragon Artist Syndicate Completes Jerry Gant Studio Move

June 20, 2019

Years ago, artist Jerry Gant asked me to promise that if he passed away before me, I wouldn’t let his art be “thrown into dumpsters” or “carried out in trash bags”. It gives me immense pride (and relief) to share that six months after his passing on November 11, 2018, through the engagement of great partners and supporters, Pink Dragon Artist Syndicate was able to ...

Excitement in Newark as New Jersey Devils Prepare for 2019 First Overall Pick

June 19, 2019

With the first overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the New Jersey Devils could select one of two young players who have been coined as “generational” talents by analysts and scouts across the league. Making this decision all the more exciting is that the second overall pick in this year’s draft belongs to the Devils’ rivals across the Hudson in the New York Rangers.

The Jaffe Briefing - June 26, 2019

The Jaffe Briefing will be celebrating freedom next week, returning Monday, July 8

STATEWIDE - We're from New Jersey, dammit - we don't pump gas, we know all the back roads around our Parkway exit, and you can be sure we know where we are before we order a "pork roll" or a "Taylor ham." We're used to being ...

Steve Adubato Discusses Teen Abuse and Bullying with Marsha Atkind of the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey

June 26, 2019

Marsha Atkind, President & CEO of the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, recently appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss the dual problems of bullying and teen abuse. 

While bullying is not a new problem, social media bullying is a recent and serious phenomenon. “Online platforms magnify bullying and make it much worse,” said Atkind. “With social ...