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“Wings over New Jersey” columnist Jack Elliott Memorialized Sunday

My walk to high school in Summit each day took me past a large brick compound called the New England Village Garden Apartments.  The buildings were rectangular and, except for white Colonial door mantels, they were otherwise nondescript.

The village was filled with older people, who wanted to stay in town after unloading their homes. Each day, kids like me would walk by, oblivious to the ...

Newark Housing Authority Hopes to Lure Investors to Terrell Homes With Opportunity Zones

June 17, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The Newark Housing Authority is seeking investors under a new federal program to help fund the redevelopment of Terrell Homes, a public housing complex in the East Ward that faces mold and infrastructure issues.

Congressman Albio Sires and city officials are looking to entice investors since the project sits in a federal Opportunity Zone. The tax incentive program rewards private ...

East Orange Celebrates Juneteenth at East Orange Pop Up Shop on Wed, June 19

June 19, 2019

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange Pop Up Shop is opening up its doors with special hours on Wednesday, June 19th between 12pm-7pm to commemorate Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or the day that announced the abolition of slavery 154 years ago. 

The East Orange Pop Up Shop is located at: 15-33 Halsted Street, East Orange, NJ

NJ Flavor’s Guide to New Jersey State and County Fairs

June 19, 2019

Wake up and smell the funnel cake — New Jersey’s state and county fairs have begun.

The big events, which take place all summer long around the state, began as a way for farmers to teach people about agriculture and show off horses and other animals. These days fair-goers can also enjoy rides, games, music and other types of live shows, contests and, of course, tons of great ...

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 ...

Governor Murphy Discusses Gun Violence at Westfield Forum

June 20, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ —Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle opened a press conference on gun violence by speaking about her late father, a soldier killed during the Vietnam War who "defended our right to live and would agree that common sense gun laws keep with the intent of the Second Amendment."

"I’ve heard you talk about your dad before, but never in this ...

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.

Newark High School Principal Talks to Steve Adubato about His Mission to Improve Student Lives

June 19, 2019

NEW JERSEY--Newark Principal Akbar Cook was recently a guest on One-On-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the many innovative programs he has instituted at West Side High School in his mission to improve the lives of his students.

West Side High School is located in Newark’s troubled West Ward, one of the most statistically dangerous areas of the city. The school has suffered the ...